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Holocene environmental changes in Dicksonfjorden, west Spitsbergen, Svalbard

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Title
Holocene environmental changes in Dicksonfjorden, west Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Other Titles
스발바르 스피츠베르겐 딕슨피오르드 홀로세 고환경 복원
Authors
Joo, Young Ji
Forwick, Matthias
Park, Kwangkyu
Joe, Young Jin
Son, Yeong-Ju
Nam, Seung-il
Subject
Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Geology; Oceanography
Keywords
Svalbard; fjord; geochemistry; granulometry; ice rafting; sea ice
Issue Date
2019-09
Citation
Joo, Young Ji, et al. 2019. "Holocene environmental changes in Dicksonfjorden, west Spitsbergen, Svalbard". POLAR RESEARCH, 38(3426): 1-14.
Abstract
Multi-proxy analyses of two sediment cores from Dicksonfjorden were performed to reconstruct Holocene environmental conditions in this northern tributary of Isfjorden, the largest fjord system on Svalbard. Factors affecting the depositional processes include shifts in sources of inorganic and organic sediments, ice rafting, and regional glacio-isostatic rebound. Sediments were derived from Palaeozoic siliciclastic and carbonate bedrocks occurring at the fjord head and sides, respectively. Their relative contributions were controlled by falling relative sea-level and the resulting progradation of the major stream and delta systems closer to the core sites. Deposition of clasts from sea ice rafting persisted throughout the most of the Holocene. Following a period of low, but continuous, clast fluxes (~ c. 11 ? 7 ka), ice rafting was most intensive between c. 7 and 3 ka. It can be related to extensive seasonal sea ice formation caused by regional climate cooling. The prograding deltas also provided coarse sediments. Reduced ice rafting from c. 3 ka suggests enhanced formation of more shorefast and/or permanent sea ice, suppressing sea ice rafting in the fjord, in response to the cool climate and reduced heat flux from Atlantic Water. Episodic inflow of Atlantic Water, however, as well as low turbidity of surface water, can account for a higher amount of marine organic matter produced in the outer fjord. The sedimentary record in Dicksonfjorden, where tidewater glaciers are absent, reflects similar regional climate and oceanographic variations as reconstructed in fjords on western Spitsbergen that are influenced by tidewater glaciers.
URI
https://repository.kopri.re.kr/handle/201206/10944
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.33265/polar.v38.3426
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2019-2019, Changes in environments and coastal geomorphology of Svalbard fjords, Arctic (19-19) / Nam, Seung-il (PN19090)
2018-2019, Changes in environments and coastal geomorphology of Svalbard fjords, Arctic (18-19) / Nam, Seung-il (PN18090)
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