Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-EM Earth's Electromagnetism

[S-EM34] Geomagnetism, paleomagnetism and rock magnetism

Tue. May 24, 2016 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Convention Hall A (2F)

Convener:*Masaki Matsushima(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Yusuke Suganuma(National institute of Polar Research), Chair:Yusuke Suganuma(National institute of Polar Research), Tadahiro Hatakeyama(Information Processing Center, Okayama University of Science)

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

[SEM34-06] Lock-in depth of pDRM Acquisition on Marine Sediments of the Western Equatorial Pacific Ocean

Yukihiro SAKURAMOTO1, *Toshitsugu Yamazaki1, Katsunori Kimoto2, Yosuke Miyairi1, Yusuke Yokoyama1 (1.Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 2.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Keywords:paleointensity, lock-in depth, 10Be

On reconstructing past geomagnetic-field variations from marine sediments, lock-in depth of post-depositional remanent magnetization (pDRM) acquisition has been controversial for a long time. By direct comparison of relative paleointensity (RPI) and 10Be flux, Suganuma et al. (2010, 2011) proposed a lock-in depth of ~15 cm, whereas Valet et al. (2014) reported ~0 cm. We studied lock-in depth of pDRM using a marine sediment core obtained from the West Caroline Basin in the equatorial Pacific Ocean (R/V “MIRAI” MR14-02 cruise, core PC01). RPI and 10Be flux did not show obvious constant shift around the onset of the Olduvai subchron and the Gauss-Matuyama transition. This implies a negligibly small lock-in depth for the studied core. We also examined the lock-in depth of the PC01 core by comparing δ18O based ages of recorded polarity boundaries and GPTS ages, and by comparisons of RPI records among PC01, MD982187 (Yamazaki and Oda, 2005) and IODP Site U1314 (Ohno et al., 2012), which have different sedimentation rates. The results were consistent with the negligibly small lock-in depth of the PC01 core. This contrasts to the ~15 cm lock-in depth of the MD982187 core (Suganuma et al, 2010, 2011), which was obtained from the same area. Furthermore, Horiuchi et al. (in press) obtained lock-in depths of ~6 cm and ~10 cm from two cores in the same area. Lock-in depth may depend on lithology and depositional processes of each core.