(Table 2) Chemical composition of Fe-Mn nodules and volcanic glass in sediments of the Atlantic Ocean


Distribution pattern of titanium in Quaternary sediments of the Atlantic Ocean are examined on the base of 750 Ti and Fe determinations, and several dozen of complete chemical analyses. Analyses of surface sediment samples and sediment cores up to 6 m long were made. Stratigraphic levels from Middle Pleistocene to Holocene were identified from planktonic foraminifera. Distributions of Ti in recent and Pleistocene deposits were mapped. High titanium contents were found in sediments containing products of basalt vulcanism and in iron-manganese nodules. To determine origin of titanium concentrations in sediments, Ti/Fe ratios were calculated. Maximal values of this ratio were found in areas of basaltic volcanism and of intensive terrigenous sedimentation.

From 1983 until 1989 NOAA-NCEI compiled the NOAA-MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database from journal articles, technical reports and unpublished sources from other institutions. At the time it was the most extended data compilation on ferromanganese deposits world wide. Initially published in a proprietary format incompatible with present day standards it was jointly decided by AWI and NOAA to transcribe this legacy data into PANGAEA. This transfer is augmented by a careful checking of the original sources when available and the encoding of ancillary information (sample description, method of analysis...) not present in the NOAA-MMS database.

Supplement to: Lavrov, Vadim M; Nikolaeva, V K; Barash, Max S (1973): Titanium in the Quaternary deposits of the Atlantic Ocean. Oceanology, 13, 231-237

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.754006
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.7289/V52Z13FT
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.7289/V53X84KN
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.754006
Creator Lavrov, Vadim M; Nikolaeva, V K; Barash, Max S
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Publication Year 1973
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 68 data points
Discipline Chemistry; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-30.033W, 33.500S, -24.500E, 63.933N); Atlantic Ocean