The correction for sediment loading on the seafloor

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doi: 10.1029/JB088iB08p06449
Author(s): Crough, S. Thomas
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Purdue Univ., Dep. Geosci., West Lafayette, IN, United States
Volume Title: Journal of Geophysical Research
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research, 88(B8), p.6449-6454. Publisher: American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States. ISSN: 0148-0227
Note: In English. 18 refs.; illus. incl. 1 table
Summary: Available measurements of sediment velocity and density indicate that a factor of 600 m s-1 of two-way sediment reflection time will correct seafloor depth to yield basement depth in the absence of sediment loading. This simple linear relation is derived from the results of six deep drill holes in abyssal sediments of the North and South Atlantic oceans. Modified journal abstract.
Year of Publication: 1983
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
Key Words: 18 Geophysics, Solid-Earth; Atlantic Ocean; Corrections; Crust; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Density; Depth indicators; Elastic properties; Loading; Marine sediments; Numerical analysis; Ocean floors; Oceanic crust; Oceanography; Sediments; Tectonophysics
Record ID: 1983057954
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