Accession Number:

AD0404092

Title:

THE IRREGULAR DISTRIBUTION OF DEEP-OCEAN SEDIMENTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY UNDERWATER SOUND LAB NEW LONDON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Relatively recent discoveries of the irregular distribution of deep ocean sediment chemical and granular composition as well as thickness are reviewed. The contributing phenomena are identified complex bathymetry suspension cur rents volcanic, ice, and freshet transport organic activity and autogenesis. The in creased density of geological observations, an intense study of a limited bottom area, the development of near-bottom current meters, and the creation of improved charting techniques are vigorously indicated as being required for the thorough study of ocean bottom properties.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE