The geology of ocean floor

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doi: 10.1029/GD016p0291
Author(s): Hsu, Kenneth J.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Swiss Fed. Inst. Technol., Geol. Inst., Zurich, Switzerland
Volume Title: Composition, structure and dynamics of the lithosphere-asthenosphere system
Volume Author(s): Fuchs, K., editor; Froidevaux, C.
Source: Composition, structure and dynamics of the lithosphere-asthenosphere system, edited by K. Fuchs and C. Froidevaux. Geodynamics Series, Vol.16, p.291-300. Publisher: American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States. ISSN: 0277-6669. ISBN: 978-1-118-67041-5
Note: In English. Int. Lithosphere Program Contrib. No. 0135; illus. incl. sect.
Summary: The geology of the ocean basins has been investigated by geophysical methods and by sampling deepsea sediments. The theory of seafloor spreading, the geothermal evolution of ocean lithosphere, the subsidence history of ocean floor, the hot-spot theory, the theories on the development of active and passive ocean margins, formulated on the basis of geophysical considerations, have been confirmed by drilling investigations. Studies of samples from beneath deepsea floor provided evidence for climatic cooling during the Cenozoic, and yielded data for the recognition of crisis in ocean environments and for the reconstruction of paleoceanographic circulations. Abstract Copyright 1987 by the American Geophysical Union.
Year of Publication: 1987
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
Key Words: 07 Marine Geology and Oceanography; Cenozoic; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Exploration; Glomar Challenger; History; Hot spots; JOIDES; Marine geology; Models; Ocean basins; Ocean floors; Oceanography; Paleo-oceanography; Paleoclimatology; Practice; Programs; Research; Review; Sea-floor spreading; Subduction
Record ID: 1987075799
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