Hein, C., Galy, V., Galy, A., France-Lanord, C., Kudrass, H., Lupker, M. 2018. Bulk sediment inorganic and organic analyses of sediment cores from the Bay of Bengal, Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). https://doi.org/10.1594/IEDA/111207.
Bulk sediment inorganic and organic analyses of sediment cores from the Bay of Bengal
This dataset is a compilation of new and previously reported results from bulk sediment inorganic analyses (major/trace, carbonate, and Sr/Nd isotopic compositions), organic analyses (total and isotopic C and N), and compound-specific organic analyses (biomarker concentrations) of sediment cores from cruise SO93 on R/V Sonne in the Bay of Bengal. These data are used as records of post-glacial changes in precipitation and vegetation to investigate the role of these changes in controlling provenance and chemical weathering of sediments exported by the Ganges-Brahmaputra rivers, and the potential climate feedbacks through organic-carbon burial in the Bengal Fan.
Coverage Scope: Regional (Continents, Oceans)
Geographic Location: Bengal Fan
Hein, C.J., Galy, V., Galy, A., France-Lanord, C., Kudrass, H., & Schwenk, T., (2017), "Post-glacial climate forcing of surface processes in the Ganges–Brahmaputra river basin and implications for carbon sequestration." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 478: 89–101
User Contributed Keyword(s):
paleoclimate, sediment provenance, biomarkers,
National Science Foundation: 1333826
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