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Data DOI: 10.1594/IEDA/111153
Radioisotopic Analyses of Sediment Cores from the Japan Margin Trench
  • McHugh, Cecilia M
  • Seeber, Leonardo
The samples were collected from the R/V Natsushima 13-02 and 13-19 from the Japan Trench slope and Mid-Slope terrace for studying earthquake genereated turbidites. The focus was on the 2011 Mw9.0 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Radionuclide measurements were carried out using a gamma counter with a germanium detector operated in the “well” configuration (ORTEC GWL-120) at the laboratory of Dr. Bopp at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Blank corrections were applied to each sample based on the analysis of empty sample containers. Background corrections were applied to each radionuclide based on the sample count rate at energies just above and just below each peak of interest. Detector efficiency was calibrated using an NBS sediment standard (River sediment NBS 4350B), a liquid NBS standard (NBS 4953-C) that was used to prepare spiked sediments (G-standards), and secondary standards (D-standards) prepared at LDEO and calibrated to NBS standards. Certified reference material supplied by the National Institute of Metrology, Beijing, China (River sediment GBW08304a) and a secondary standard (LGP) analyzed for 210Pb(tot) by alpha spectrometry at the LDEO were also used as standards. The samples were analyzed for 137Cs, 7Be, 234Th, and excess 210Pb using procedures by Bopp et al. (2006).
How to cite this dataset:
McHugh, C., Seeber, L. 2018. Radioisotopic Analyses of Sediment Cores from the Japan Margin Trench, Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). Accessed 2021-01-27.
DOI Creation Date:
McHugh, C.M., Kanamatsu, T., Seeber, L., Bopp, R., Cormier, M.-H., Usami, K. (2016) Remobilization of surficial slope sediment triggered by the A.D. 2011 Mw9 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami along the Japan Trench. Geology, 44(5), 391-394.
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Funding source(s):
  • National Science Foundation: 1139036
  • National Science Foundation: 1436240
  • Coverage Scope: Regional (Continents, Oceans)
  • Geographic Location: Japan Trench, Pacific Ocean
User Contributed Keyword(s):
sediment remobilization, Tohoku 2011 earthquake and tsunami, short-lived radioisotopes
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