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TitreHigh resolution dinoflagellate cyst record of environmental change in Effingham Inlet (BC, Canada) over the last millennium
AuteurBringué, M; Pospelova, V; Calvert, S E; Enkin, R J; Lacourse, T; Ivanochko, T
SourcePalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology vol. 441, pt. 4, 2016 p. 787-810, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.10.026
Année2016
Séries alt.Secteur des sciences de la Terre, Contribution externe 20150065
ÉditeurElsevier
Documentpublication en série
Lang.anglais
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.10.026
Mediapapier; en ligne; numérique
Formatspdf
ProvinceRégion extracotière de l'ouest; Colombie-Britannique
SNRC92C/14
Lat/Long OENS-125.2000 -125.1333 49.1000 49.0000
Sujetslaminations; sediments; sismicité; géologie marine; paléontologie
Illustrationslocation maps; stratigraphic columns; graphs; photographs; tables; photomicrographs; diagrams
ProgrammeOuest du Canada, risque géoscience, Géoscience pour la sécurité publique
Résumé(disponible en anglais seulement)
We present a high resolution sedimentary record of dinoflagellate cysts spanning the last ~900 years recovered from Effingham Inlet, a glacial fjord on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. The combination of seasonal coastal upwelling supporting high levels of marine primary productivity in surface waters, together with restricted bottom water circulation in the silled fjord, fosters the preservation of laminated sediments in the inner basin of Effingham Inlet. Geochemical data are used to assess the sedimentary facies of the core, which is composed primarily of laminated units (50.2%) occasionally interrupted by 'seismites' (39.5%) and homogenous units (10.2%). The chronology of the ~2 m-long core is based on varve counting, fifteen 14C dates and is anchored by a seismite previously dated at AD 1946.
The dinoflagellate cyst assemblages are diverse (total of 47 taxa), abundant (average concentrations of 102,900 cyst g-1 of dry sediment), and characterized by a proportionally equal contribution of autotrophic and heterotrophic cyst taxa in most samples. Overall, cyst assemblages are characterized by Operculodinium centrocarpum (36.2%) accompanied by Brigantedinium spp. (18.0%) and Dubridinium spp. (6.6%). Multivariate analyses are used to extract the dominant patterns of variability in autotrophic and heterotrophic dinoflagellate cyst assemblages separately, and help in identifying the temperature and primary productivity gradients encoded in the cyst sedimentary record in this particular estuary.
Specific intervals identified in the dinoflagellate cyst record are interpreted to represent the local expression of climatic intervals known as the 'Medieval Climate Anomaly' (from the base of the record to ~AD 1230), the 'Little Ice Age' (~1230 to late 19th century) and the warming of the second half of the 20th century. The timing of these intervals are consistent with the regional paleoclimate and help constraining past climatic and oceanographic variability on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The origin of homogenous units in the sedimentary record of Effingham Inlet and paleoseismicity in the region are also discussed.
Résumé(Résumé en langage clair et simple, non publié)
Variations paléoclimatiques sont identifiés en utilisant des microfossiles (kystes de dinoflagellés) recueillies dans les sédiments prélevés dans Effingham Inlet, un fjord isolé sur la côte ouest de l'île de Vancouver. L'enregistrement sédimentaire comprend également 4 couches d'événements déclenchés par des tremblements de terre, qui sont assignés de dates améliorés remontant 8 siècles.
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