4He as a tracer of continental dust: A 1.9 million year record of aeolian flux to the west equatorial Pacific Ocean

@inproceedings{Patterson19994HeAA,
  title={4He as a tracer of continental dust: A 1.9 million year record of aeolian flux to the west equatorial Pacific Ocean},
  author={Desmond B. Patterson and Kenneth A. Farley and Marc D. Norman},
  year={1999}
}
The mass accumulation rates (MARs) of aeolian dust in the ocean basins provide an important record of climate in the continental source regions of atmospheric dust and of the prevailing wind patterns responsible for dust transport in the geologic past. The incorporation of other terrigenous components such as volcanic ashes in seafloor sediments, however, often obscures the aeolian dust record. We describe a new approach which uses the delivery rate of crustal ^4He to seafloor sediments as a… CONTINUE READING

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