[SEM18-P07] Geomagnetic excursions observed in Lake Suigetsu varved sediments during the latest stage of the last glacial period
We analyzed the Fukui-SG14 core collected in 2014 from Lake Suigetsu. Paleomagnetic analyses were conducted on LL-channel sections of 1 m length with a cross section of 2 cm × 2 cm, with stepwise alternating field demagnetizations at depth intervals of 1 cm (about 14 years in time) over a composite-depth range from 900 cm - 2100 cm (correlation model version 08 May 2016). Principal component analysis was performed on the demagnetization data at 852 depth levels, and positions of virtual geomagnetic poles (VGPs) were calculated. As a result, we found three geomagnetic excursions including successive directions with VGPs lower than 45°N, between 1700 cm and 2000 cm in depth. The three excursions are tentatively named A, B, and C in the descending order. The detailed chronology of the Fukui-SG14 based on the high-resolution correlation with the SG06 age model provides their mid-ages (durations) are about 15.3 SG062012 kyr BP (about 370 yr), 17.7 SG062012 kyr BP (about 130 yr), and 19.4 SG062012 kyr BP (about 380 yr), respectively. The intensities in the geomagnetic excursions we observed do not decrease.
We also conducted stepwise thermal demagnetizations with some samples from the excursion zones. The results confirmed presence of the excursions.
The thermomagnetic analyses and isothermal remanent magnetization (IRM) acquisition experiments show that the main magnetic carriers are magnetite and greigite.