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Tuffaceous mud is a volumetrically important volcaniclastic facies of submarine arc volcanism and record of climate change

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Gill, JB and Bongiolo, EM and Miyazaki, T and Hamelin, C and Jutzeler, M and DeBari, S and Jonas, A-S and Vaglarov, BS and Nascimento, LS and Yakavonis, M, Tuffaceous mud is a volumetrically important volcaniclastic facies of submarine arc volcanism and record of climate change, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 19, (4) pp. 1-27. ISSN 1525-2027 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1002/2017GC007300

Abstract

The inorganic portion of tuffaceous mud and mudstone in an oceanic island arc can be mostly volcanic in origin. Consequently, a large volume of submarine volcaniclastic material is as extremely finegrained as products of subaerial eruptions (<100 μm). Using results of IODP Expedition 350 in the Izu rear arc, we show that such material can accumulate at high rates (1220 cm/k.y.) within 13 km of the nearest seamount summit and scores of km behind the volcanic front. The geochemistry of bulk, acid-leached mud, and its discrete vitriclasts, shows that >75% of the mud is volcanic, and that most of it was derived from proximal rear arc volcanic sources. It faithfully preserves integrated igneous geochemical information about arc evolution in much the same way that terrigenous shales track the evolution of continental crust. In addition, their high sedimentation rate enables high resolution study of climate cycles, including the effects of Pleistocene glaciation on the behavior of the Kuroshio Current in the Shikoku Basin south of Japan.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:IBM, Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc, submarine volcanism, climate change, rear-arc, volcanic mud
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Volcanology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Author:Jutzeler, M (Dr Martin Jutzeler)
ID Code:125855
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2018-05-09
Last Modified:2018-06-07
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