Indian Ocean sediment distribution since the Late Jurassic

Author(s): Kidd, R. B.; Davies, T. A.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Middlebury Coll., Dep. Geol., Middlebury, Vt., United States
Volume Title: Marine Geology
Source: Marine Geology, 26(1-2), p.49-70; Synthesis of deep-sea drilling results in the Indian Ocean, Sydney, Australia, Aug. 1976. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0025-3227 CODEN: MAGEA6
Note: In English. 44 refs.; illus. incl. sketch maps
Summary: Cores obtained by deep sea drilling in the Indian Ocean provide a sedimentary record from which are deduced changing patterns of sedimentation through the Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic. Comparisons between: (1) empirical subsidence curves and sediment sequences at individual sites; and (2) paleobathymetric reconstruction maps and past sediment distributions, convincingly demonstrate the interrelationship of sedimentary and tectonic development within this the most recently formed of the major oceans. The role of antarctic tectonic activity and of antarctic bottom water circulation in the sediment distribution of the Indian Ocean is considered. (Auth. mod.)
Year of Publication: 1978
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
Key Words: 07 Marine Geology and Oceanography; Cenozoic; Cretaceous; Data processing; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Deep-sea environment; Distribution; Indian Ocean; Jurassic; Marine environment; Marine transport; Mesozoic; Oceanography; Paleo-oceanography; Paleobathymetry; Patterns; Sedimentation; Sediments; Statistical analysis; Transport; Upper Jurassic; Upper Mesozoic
Record ID: 1978020665
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from the Antarctic Bibliography, United States

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