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The Last Glacial Maximum to Holocene environment changes in the southern Okinawa Trough

Shieh, Ying-Tzung and Wang, Chung-Ho and Chen, Min-Pen and Yung, Yuk-Ling (1997) The Last Glacial Maximum to Holocene environment changes in the southern Okinawa Trough. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 15 (1). pp. 3-8. ISSN 1367-9120. doi:10.1016/S0743-9547(96)00075-X.

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Presented here are the oxygen and carbon isotope records of two epipelagic planktonic foraminiferal species, Globigerinoides sacculifer and Neogloboquadrina dutertrei, from a sediment core which was collected from the southern Okinawa Trough. These isotope records provide an opportunity to understand the paleoceanographic evolution of the Okinawa Trough since the last deglaciation. The Younger Dryas cooling event in the Okinawa Trough is reported for the first time in this paper. These data also record meltwater spikes during the Younger Dryas interval and the entry of the Kuroshio Current into the Okinawa Trough. The oxygen isotope sequence also records the warm and/or humid climate conditions around east Asia at about 5.6 ka and the evolution of the Kuroshio Current during the late Holocene.

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Additional Information:© 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd. Received 2 May 1996, Accepted 8 October 1996, Available online 10 August 2005. The authors arc grateful to J. K. Huang, Y. C. Tseng and S. L. Chen for their assistance with the laboratory work. One of them (Y.-T.S.) thanks S. J. Crowhurst at the Godwin Laboratory. University of Cambridge, for helpful discussions, and Prof. N. J. Shackleton who provided an opportunity lo write the paper at the Godwin Laboratory, University of Cambridge. This research is supported by the National Science Council of the Republic of China, under NSC 80-0209-M002a-005 and NSC 81-0209-M002a-21.
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Official Citation:Ying-Tzung Shieh, Chung-Ho Wang, Min-Pen Chen, Yuk-Ling Yung, The last glacial maximum to holocene environment changes in the southern Okinawa Trough, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Volume 15, Issue 1, February 1997, Pages 3-8, ISSN 1367-9120, (
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