Deep Drilling Results in the Atlantic Ocean: Ocean Crust
AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography