Accession Number : ADA083439


Title :   Deep Drilling Results in the Atlantic Ocean: Continental Margins and Paleoenvironment


Corporate Author : AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Talwani, Manik ; Hay, William ; Ryan, William B F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a083439.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 445


Abstract : The second Maurice Ewing Symposium was devoted to the implications of deep drilling results in the Atlantic Ocean. This subject was chosen for two reasons. First, Maurice Ewing was one of the leaders of JOIDES (Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling) the association of oceanographic institutions that was formed to organize and sponsor drilling in the deep ocean, and which has continued to provide scientific advice to the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Second, the first phase of International Program of Ocean Drilling in the Atlantic was finished and it seemed a good time to assess the implications of drilling results in the Atlantic that had been obtained over almost a decade. During the time this volume was being prepared, discussions were taking place about a new initiative in oceanic drilling, in which a drilling vessel with much enhanced capability might be used. The results presented in this volume thus represent the base on which new drilling plans can be built.


Descriptors :   *OCEAN BOTTOM , HISTORY , OFFSHORE DRILLING , SEDIMENTS , STRATIGRAPHY , EVOLUTION(GENERAL)


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE