One of the goals of Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 175 was to reconstruct the history of upwelling-induced biological productivity along the coast of Africa from the Congo River to the Cape of Good Hope. The amounts of inorganic and organic carbon that have accumulated in sediment are essential to this reconstruction, and these parameters were routinely measured during Leg 175 (Wefer, Berger, Richter, et al., 1998). We have augmented the shipboard data with carbon and opal measurements done on sediments from sites between 5°S and 25°S that represent different productivity regimes. Furthermore, we have determined the organic carbon stable isotope compositions of these same sediment samples.
1Lin, H.-L., Lin, C.-Y., and Meyers, P.A., 2001. Data report: Carbonate, organic carbon, and opal concentrations and organic 13C values of sediments from Sites 1075-1082 and 1084, southwest Africa margin. In Wefer, G., Berger, W.H., and Richter, C. (Eds.), Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 175 [Online]. Available from World Wide Web: <http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/175_SR/chap_17/chap_17.htm> [Cited YYYY-MM-DD]
2Institute of Marine Geology and Chemistry, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 804. Correspondence author: firstname.lastname@example.org
3Marine Geology and Geochemistry Program, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1063, USA.
receipt: 27 July 2000
Acceptance: 27 April 2001
Web Publication: 17 July 2001