Magnetic susceptibility and ice-rafted debris in surface sediments of the Nordic Sea


Magnetic susceptibility and ice-rafted debris of surface sediments in the Nordic Seas were investigated to reconstruct source areas and recent transport pathways of magnetic minerals. From the distribution of magnetic susceptibility and ice-rafted debris and published data on petrographic tracers for iceberg drift, we reconstructed a counter-clockwise iceberg drift pattern during cooler phases in the Holocene, which is similar to conceptual and numerical models for Weichselian iceberg drift. The release of basaltic debris at Scoresby Sund played a significant role for the magnetic signature of stadial/interstadial events during isotope stage 3 recorded in sediment cores of the Nordic Seas.

Longitude of POS146/1 Events were corrected on 2023-11-14

Supplement to: Pirrung, Michael; Fütterer, Dieter K; Grobe, Hannes; Matthiessen, Jens; Niessen, Frank (2002): Magnetic susceptibility and ice-rafted debris in surface sediments of the Nordic Seas: implications for isotope stage 3 oscillations. Geo-Marine Letters, 22(1), 1-11

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Creator Pirrung, Michael; Fütterer, Dieter K; Grobe, Hannes ORCID logo; Matthiessen, Jens ORCID logo; Niessen, Frank ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2002
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
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Resource Type Supplementary Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 2 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-31.115W, 33.798S, 159.167E, 88.781N); North Sea; Atlantic Ocean; Norwegian Sea; Iceland-Faeroe Ridge; Voring Plateau; Arctic Ocean; Norwegian-Greenland Sea; off Iceland; Greenland Sea; Madeira Basin; Biotrans; Northeast Water Polynya; Northeast Greenland; North Greenland Sea; Yermak Plateau; Fram Strait; Hovgaard Fracture Zone; Greenland Shelf; Scoresby Sund; King Oskar Fjord; Kolbeinsey Ridge; Vesteris Banken; Greenland Slope; Barents Sea; Svalbard; Nansen Basin; Gakkel Ridge, Arctic Ocean; Amundsen Basin; Lomonosov Ridge, Arctic Ocean; Makarov Basin; Morris Jesup Rise; Vilkitsky Strait; Laptev Sea; Laptev Sea, Taymyr Island; East Greenland Sea; Hochstetter Bugten, East Greenland; Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Fjord, East Greenland; Kong-Oskar-Fjord, East Greenland; Sofia Sund, East Greenland; Kempe Fjord, East Greenland; Dickson Fjord, East Greenland; Denmark Strait; Hurry Inlet, East Greenland; Ø Fjord, East Greenland; Aegir Ridge, Norwegian-Greenland Sea; East Siberian Sea; Kara Sea; W Spitzbergen; East Greenland continental slope
Temporal Coverage Begin 1887-02-15T06:15:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2000-08-03T01:18:00Z