17. Data Report: Carbonate, Organic Carbon, and Opal Concentrations and Organic 13C Values of Sediments from Sites 1075-1082 and 1084, Southwest Africa Margin1

Hui-Ling Lin,2 Chien-Yu Lin,2 and Philip A. Meyers3


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 5S and 25S 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: hllin@mail.nsysu.edu.tw

3Marine Geology and Geochemistry Program, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1063, USA.

Initial receipt: 27 July 2000 
Acceptance: 27 April 2001 
Web Publication: 17 July 2001 
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