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The Ioffe Drift

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  • Opens new approaches and perspectives in the contourite theory

  • Provides a new knowledge on biogenic contourites deposited in the low-productivity pelagic realm

  • Broadens understanding of erosion-accumulation activity of the Antarctic Bottom Water

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    • Elena Ivanova, Ivar Murdmaa, Dmitrii Borisov
    Pages 1-5
  3. Regional Setting

    • Dmitrii Borisov, Ivar Murdmaa, Oleg Levchenko, Dmitry Frey
    Pages 7-19
  4. Regional Stratigraphic Frameworks Based on Calcareous Microfossils

    • Elena Ivanova, Olga Dmitrenko
    Pages 21-29
  5. General Methods

    • Dmitrii Borisov, Elena Ivanova
    Pages 31-35
  6. The Geomorphology and Seismic Structure

    • Dmitrii Borisov, Oleg Levchenko, Natalia Libina
    Pages 37-51
  7. Lithology

    • Ivar Murdmaa, Dmitrii Borisov, Evgenia Dorokhova, Olga Dara
    Pages 53-97
  8. Micropaleontology and Biostratigraphy

    • Elena Ivanova, Olga Dmitrenko
    Pages 99-129
  9. Ferromanganese Nodules

    • Natalia Shulga, Ivar Murdmaa, Olga Dara, Konstantin Ryazantsev
    Pages 131-144
  10. Hiatuses and Core Correlations

    • Elena Ivanova, Dmitrii Borisov, Ivar Murdmaa
    Pages 145-159
  11. History of the Ioffe Drift

    • Ivar Murdmaa, Elena Ivanova, Dmitrii Borisov
    Pages 161-182
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 183-195

About this book

The Discovery of the calcareous Ioffe Drift in the SW Atlantic in 2010 opens new perspectives in the contourite theory. Although demonstrating similar behavior relative to bottom water dynamics, rather rare and poorly studied calcareous contourites differ from their terrigenous analogs in origin, grain-size distribution, chemical and mineral composition of sedimentary particles. The detailed multidisciplinary study of the Ioffe Drift produces new knowledge on biogenic contourites deposited in pelagic realm, in conditions of low biological productivity and terrigenous material supply, under the influence of the Antarctic Bottom Water flow from the Vema Channel. The major intervals of prevailing erosion are inferred on the drift from 2.51/2.59 to 1.9 Ma and from 1.6 to 0.81 Ma thus indicating strong paleoceanographic changes most likely associated with the reorganization of deep-sea circulation and increased bottom water production in the Southern Ocean during the Early Pleistocene and, in particular, around the Mid-Pleistocene Transition.

Keywords

  • Contourites
  • Bottom Circulation
  • SW Atlantic
  • Lateral Sedimentation
  • Microfossils

Editors and Affiliations

  • Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

    Ivar Murdmaa, Elena Ivanova

About the editors

Prof. Ivar Murdmaa, habilitated DSci on geology and mineralogy, Senior Researcher at Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS,  participant of 37 marine expeditions including 4 deep sea drilling legs. His major scientific interests include lithology, sedimentology, facies and formations of oceanic sediments, ferromanganese nodules. During the last decade, he studied the lithology and formation of contourites from the Southern and Central Atlantic.

Prof. Elena Ivanova, habilitated DSci on oceanology and marine geology, Head of the Laboratory of Paleoceanology at Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS, participant of 22 marine expeditions and Chief scientist in 6 of them, guest scientist at several research institutes in France, UK, Germany, USA. Her major scientific interests include mechanisms on global teleconnections based on the study of high-resolution paleodata timeseries, contourite stratigraphy and bottom-water circulation in the Southern and Central Atlantic.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Ioffe Drift

  • Editors: Ivar Murdmaa, Elena Ivanova

  • Series Title: Springer Geology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82871-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-82870-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-82871-4

  • Series ISSN: 2197-9545

  • Series E-ISSN: 2197-9553

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 195

  • Number of Illustrations: 16 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Sedimentology, Ocean Sciences, Geophysics

Buying options

eBook
USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-82871-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)