Timor Sea sediment core and surface sediment grab sample data (Western Australia and Northern Territory)


Temporal Range: From 20-Nov-1996 To 21-Jun-2005

Resource Summary

This dataset contains location data for surface sediment samples and cores from the Timor Sea, collected between November 1996 and June 2005. Associated datasets contain geochemistry and radiochemistry data for these samples.

1. Determine the ecological importance of submarine seeps in the Timor Sea.
2. Estimate the flux of greenhouse gases from the seafloor to the atmosphere.
3. Determine variations in century and millennial scale burial rate of carbon (organic and carbonate), metals, and other signals of climate change and ENSO events.
4. Test hypotheses about interactions of seep oil and methane with biota, and how this effects biodiversity in this region.
5. Test geological predictions of the locations of submarine vents.
6. Map and discover trends in locations of submarine seeps on the seafloor.

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Use of the AIMS data is for not-for-profit applications only. All other users shall seek permission for use by contacting AIMS. Acknowledgements as prescribed must be clearly set out in the user's formal communications or publications.

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Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). 2011, Timor Sea sediment core and surface sediment grab sample data (Western Australia and Northern Territory), https://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/8fc77c86-33f1-4357-8947-7e65c1b25564, accessed 22-May-2019
Related Information
Novel Alkane Hydroxylase Gene (alkB) Diversity in Sediments Associated with Hydrocarbon Seeps in the Timor Sea, Australia: Wasmund K, Burns KA, Kurtboke I and Bourne DG (2009) Novel Alkane Hydroxylase Gene (alkB) Diversity in Sediments Associated with Hydrocarbon Seeps in the Timor Sea, Australia. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75: 7391-7398.
Microbial diversity in sediments associated with a shallow methane seep in the tropical Timor Sea of Australia reveals a novel aerobic methanotroph diversity: Wasmund K, Kurtboke I, Burns KA and Bourne DG (2009) Microbial diversity in sediments associated with a shallow methane seep in the tropical Timor Sea of Australia reveals a novel aerobic methanotroph diversity. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 68; 142-151.
Sediment microbes of deep-sea bioherms on the northwest shelf of Australia: Johnson JE and Hill RT (2003) Sediment microbes of deep-sea bioherms on the northwest shelf of Australia. Microbial Ecology 46: 55-61.
Fluxes and fate of petroleum hydrocarbons in the Timor Sea ecosystem with special reference to active natural hydrocarbon seepage: Burns KA, Brinkman DL, Brunskill GJ, Logan GA, Volk H, Wasmund K and Zagorskis IE (2010) Fluxes and fate of petroleum hydrocarbons in the Timor Sea ecosystem with special reference to active natural hydrocarbon seepage. Marine Chemistry 118: 140-155.
Chemical oceanography of the Cartier Trough/Karmt Shoal of the Timor Sea margin: search for the seeps: Burns KA, Brunskill GJ, Zagorskis IE and Pfitzner J (2004) Chemical oceanography of the Cartier Trough/Karmt Shoal of the Timor Sea margin: search for the seeps . unformatted - In: Ellis G, Baillie PW and Munson TJ (eds) Timor Sea Petroleum Geoscience [electronic resource] : proceedings of the Timor Sea symposium, Darwin, Northern Territory, 19-20 June 2003. Northern Territory Geological Survey.
Pilot study of hydrocarbon fluxes around Halimeda mounds on the Sahul Shelf and in the Timor Sea: Burns KA, Brunskill GJ, Zagorskis IE and Hoj L (2003) Pilot study of hydrocarbon fluxes around Halimeda mounds on the Sahul Shelf and in the Timor Sea. Australian Institute of Marine Science. 66 p.