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The Ioffe Drift

Editors: Murdmaa, Ivar, Ivanova, Elena (Eds.)

  • 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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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.

About the authors

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.

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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ioffe Drift
Editors
  • Ivar Murdmaa
  • Elena Ivanova
Series Title
Springer Geology
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-82871-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-82871-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-82870-7
Series ISSN
2197-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 195
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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