Southern Norwegian Sea Surveys.
HAWAII UNIV AT MANOA HONOLULU
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The study of processes of crustal formation and the structural and morphologic expression of seafloor created at mid-oceanic spreading centers is a focus of research by marine geologists, geophysicists and acousticians, and is of direct relevance as well to studies of physical oceanography, marine chemistry, and marine biology. Until fairly recently, most of the detailed studies using modern swath bathymetry systems and side-scan sonars had been conducted at spreading centers with relatively high spreading rates. The present project on Aegir Ridge, together with related programs on the Knipovich Ridge Drs. Kathleen Crane, Peter Vogt Alexander Shor, addresses the detailed morphologic and structural expressions of the extremely slow-spreading ridge systems of the Norwegian Sea. The objective is to improve our understanding of the morphology of these systems, and of the processes responsible for the generation and modification of sea floor in slow-spreading environments. page 65
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography