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[MTT27-P01] Classification of sediments in the Nankai Trough accretionary prism by Principal Component Analysis
Keywords: the Nankai Trough accretionary prism, Chemical composition, Principal Component Analysi
Here we try to classify the sediments based on the chemical composition using Principal Component Analysis (PCA), and estimate chemical processes relate to the depositional and diagenetic process of sediments and the formation process of the accretionary prism. We used major chemical compositions data of 6 IODP drill sites situated in Kumano forearc Basin, Slope sediment, Frontal thrust zone and Subduction input in the Nankai accretionary prism. The PCA results show that the sediments from the Kumano forearc Basin and accretionary prism were obviously distinguished in terms of chemical composition. Classification of the sediments is firstly sensitive to LOI, CaO and SiO2 contents, and secondary relate to metallic elements such as MgO, Fe2O3 and TiO2. It implies that the abundance in LOI and CaO is linked to diagenesis of sediments, and so does metallic components to their depositional source.