Periodic events of bottom transport of Peru Basin sediment during the Late Quaternary

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230Th and 231Pa depth profiles in cores from the Peru Basin suggest that the sediment accumulation during the Late Quaternary was characterized by a sequence of periods with "normal" slow accumulation of siliceous-rich muds that were interrupted by shorter periods of up to one order of magnitude higher accumulation of carbonate-rich sediments. Faster sediment accumulation is caused by deposition of Miocene carbonate-rich sediments eroded in the southern regions of the Peru Basin. The periods of faster accumulation occurred at 70,000, 161,000-181,000 and 294,000-314,000 a and coincide with periods of global climatic cooling. © 1987.

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Mangini, A., Stoffers, P., & Botz, R. (1987). Periodic events of bottom transport of Peru Basin sediment during the Late Quaternary. Marine Geology, 76(C), 325–329. https://doi.org/10.1016/0025-3227(87)90038-7

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