Clay-fraction strontium and neodymium isotopes, K/Al ratios, and bulk grain size from IODP Sites U1456 and U1457


This study presents data collected from International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 355 Arabian Sea Monsoon to investigate changes in sediment provenance as well as the effect of sediment transport processes on deep-sea sediment samples. From Site U1457, 83 sediment samples were analyzed, complemented by 44 samples from Site U1456. Samples were analyzed for bulk grain-size using a Malvern Mastersizer 2000. The clay fraction was separated, digested, and analyzed for K/Al ratios using inductively couple plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES). Radiogenic strontium (87Sr/86Sr) was measured using a Neptune Plus multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS) and a Triton Plus multicollector thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS). A subset of 38 samples were analyzed for radiogenic neodymium composition (143Nd/144Nd) using TIMS.

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Creator Carter, Samantha Cassie (ORCID: 0000-0001-9673-273X); Griffith, Elizabeth M ORCID logo; Clift, Peter D ORCID logo; Scher, Howie D; Dellapenna, Timothy M
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Bundled Publication of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 4 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (67.930W, 16.621S, 68.839E, 18.516N)