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Geochemistry International

, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp 316–324 | Cite as

Facies structure and quantitative parameters of pleistocene pelagic sedimentation in the Indian Ocean

  • M. A. LevitanEmail author
  • T. A. Antonova
  • T. N. Gelvi
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Abstract

We compiled lithofacies maps for the early and middle-late Pleistocene (Eopleistocene and Neopleistocene, respectively) pelagic sedimentation of the Indian Ocean and a database for sediment thicknesses in the respective stratigraphic subdivisions. Using these data, we calculated areas, volumes, masses, and intensities of accumulation of main sediment types for both Pleistocene subdivisions. A comparison of the results confirmed a strong increase in the rate of terrigenous sedimentation. Special attention was given to the evolution of siliceous and carbonate sedimentation of the biogenic type.

Keywords

Indian Ocean pelagic zone bottom sediments Eopleistocene Neopleistocene terrigenous sedimentation carbonate sediments siliceous sediments sedimentation rate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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