The Characteristics of Organic Matter in the Quaternary Sediments from ODP Leg 127 Site 794A, East Sea

동해 ODP Leg 127 Site 794A에서 채취한 제4기 퇴적물의 유기지화학적 특성 연구

  • Lee Sang Il (Department of Geology, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lee Young-Joo (Petroleum and Marine Resources Research Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources) ;
  • Kim Ji Hoon (Petroleum and Marine Resources Research Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources) ;
  • Oh Jae Ho (Petroleum and Marine Resources Research Division, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources) ;
  • Yun HyeSu (Department of Geology, Chungnam National University)
  • 이상일 (충남대학교 지질학과) ;
  • 이영주 (한국지질자원연구원 석유해저자원연구부) ;
  • 김지훈 (한국지질자원연구원 석유해저자원연구부) ;
  • 오재호 (한국지질자원연구원 석유해저자원연구부) ;
  • 윤혜수 (충남대학교 지질학과)
  • Published : 2005.12.01

Abstract

Organic geochemical analyses including Rock-Eval pyrolysis, elemental analysis and stable carbon isotope analysis were performed to evaluate the characteristics of organic matter in the ODP Leg 127 Site 794A sediments and to understand paleoceanographic changes. Based on the TOC contents, C/N ratio, HI vs. OI, $\delta^{13}C_{org}$ and C/S ratio, results imply that dark layers containing a large amount of terrigenous organic matter were deposited under the suboxic/anoxic conditions, whereas the light layers containing largely marine organic matter were deposited under the oxic conditions. These results indicate that increasing surface-productivity by the input of a large amount of terrigenous organic matter from adjacent continent led to the deposition of dark layers during the interglacial highstands, whereas marine primary production and dilution caused by Kosa from the China desert area led to the deposition of light layers with the decreased to terrigenous organic matter during the glacial lowstands.

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