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Sediments of the Atlantic Ocean

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Published by Lamont Geological Observatory of Columbia University in Palisades, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marine sediments.,
  • Ocean bottom.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby David B. Ericson.
    SeriesTechnical report - Lamont Geological Observatory of Columbia University -- no. 1, Technical report (Lamont Geological Observatory) -- no. 1.
    ContributionsEricson, David B., Lamont Geological Observatory.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination34 leaves :
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24130566M
    OCLC/WorldCa274184350

    Combining widely dispersed data and concepts with new investigations made especially for this book, it presents the reader with a detailed, thoroughly integrated study of the topography, igneous composition, structure, and sediments of the Atlantic. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

    Despite the fact that their concentrations have decreased by approximately 95 % since , PCBs are still occurring in in sediments from the southern part of Lake Saint-François. Also, scientists detect dioxins and furans everywhere they have analyzed them. Results show relatively high concentrations in the southern part of the lake and upstream of Cornwall.   Sediments from the bottom of the sea preserve a record of exploding stars—including some that may have changed Earth’s climate, and led to the rise of humans.

    The sediments deposited in the ocean are an archive of historical information about the Earth and, specifically, they provide information about global biogeochemical cycles. The distribution of sediments in the ocean is determined by biological and chemical processes and therefore should be discussed in the context of marine chemistry. Seafloor sediment consist mostly of terrigenous sediment, biogenous sediment and hydrogenous sediment. Terrigenous sediments form from sediments carried from the land into the ocean by water, wind or ice. Biogenous sediments contain at least 30 percent material from once-living marine organisms, especially plankton. Hydrogenous sediments form.


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Sediments of the Atlantic Ocean Item Preview remove-circle Marine sediments, Ocean bottom Publisher Palisades, N.Y.: Lamont Geological Observatory of Columbia University Collection This book is available with additional data at Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Pages: The rate is the greatest near the coast and on the Atlantic Ridge and is of the order of magnitude of 1 to 2 centimeters per 1, years. The calcium carbonate content in most places is less in the glacial sediments than now.

The content of siliceous organisms shows no consistent relationship to depth. Title. Sediments of the Atlantic Ocean / Related Titles. Series: Technical report (Lamont Geological Observatory) ; no. Ericson, David B. Lamont Geological. In the U.

R., such summarizing works as The Geomorphology of the Atlantic Ocean Floor [34], Types of Bottom Sediments of the Atlantic Ocean [24], The Geology of the Atlantic Ocean [38], and, somewhat earlier, Geophysical Studies of the Earth's Crust Structure in the Atlantic Ocean.

Sedimentation rates, calculated from LGM to Recent sediment thickness in cores, are 4 cm/ yr for most of the ocean. Higher rates are typical of the continental margin off the Amazon River, the North American Basin, and a small region off west equatorial by: About this book Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Maurice Ewing Series, Volume 3.

The second Maurice Ewing Symposium was devoted to the implications of deep drilling results in the Atlantic Ocean. Sediments of the Atlantic Ocean book Sediment distribution is found to be locally and regionally complex but is largely controlled by sea-floor spreading and proximity to continental sources, although other factors (for example, CaCO 3 compensation level) are important.

The thinnest sediments are confined to the axial zone of the mid-Atlantic ridge primarily because of the youth of this by: Abstract Chemical extraction techniques show that the majority of the arsenic in North Atlantic deep-sea sediments is associated with an iron phase compositionally similar to that found in deep-sea ferromanganese nodules (As/Fe ∼ 11 10 −4) and is probably of seawater by:   The vertical flux of particulate organic matter to the ocean floor is controlled by complex remineralization and transport processes.

Rapidly sinking, large (>32 µm) particles may account for Cited by: In the U. R., such summarizing works as The Geomorphology of the Atlantic Ocean Floor [34], Types of Bottom Sediments of the Atlantic Ocean [24], The Geology of the Atlantic Ocean [38], and, somewhat earlier, Geophysical Studies of the Earth's Crust Structure in the Atlantic Ocean Cited by: 2.

Sediments in the North Atlantic Ocean reflect the strong influence of turbidite deposits, even at relatively large distances from continental margins, as well as the depth of deposition relative to the by: I Sediments of the Atlantic Ocean /~ LAMONT GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY (Columbia University) Palisades, New York Technical Report Number 1 CUN onr(01)-GEOL, £ 1—!ri==0 IS— s CO Sediments of the Atlantic Ocean by David B, Ericson This report is a brief summary of the present status of research on deep-sea sedinnent cores and dredge.

The subjects areas chosen for the seminars were: 1. natural gases in marine sediments and their mode of distribution, 2. nephelometry and the optical properties of ocean waters, 3. physical and engineering properties of deep-sea sediments, and 4.

physics of sound in marine sediments. The Geology of the Atlantic Ocean by Kenneth O. Emery,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Marine sediment, any deposit of insoluble material, primarily rock and soil particles, transported from land areas to the ocean by wind, ice, and rivers, as well as the remains of marine organisms, products of submarine volcanism, chemical precipitates from seawater, and materials from outer space (e.g., meteorites) that accumulate on the seafloor.

The ocean currents and waves very often disturb the gradation and sequence of sediments. Terrigenous deposits are classi­fied into 3 categories on the basis of location and depth: (1) Littoral deposits are generally found on the continental shelves mainly near the coastal margins upto the depth of fathoms ( feet) but they have been also.

Sediment thickness in the deep ocean (slides 11 – 13) 1. Sediment thickness varies throughout the ocean. Sediment thickness in the Atlantic Ocean floor is about twice that of the Pacific Ocean floor. One reason is that rivers flowing into the Atlantic cover more land and bring more sediment than those flowing into the Pacific.

III. Apparently the oldest sediments in the Atlantic basin accumulated during the Mesozoic Era (i.e., about to 65 million years ago). Dating of sediment layers by radioactive-decay measurements or by examination of the traces in rocks of reversals of Earth’s magnetic poles (which occur every few million years) shows that the rate of accumulation of pelagic sediment in the Atlantic is to inch (1 to.

The clay component (or sometimes volcanic ash) is generally carried from land by wind and falls on the surface of the ocean. Pelagic sediment is least abundant on the crest of midoceanic ridges because of the active volcanism.

Hydrogenous sediments are rich with minerals, such as manganese nodules, that precipitate from seawater on the ocean floor. margins there is a greater supply of sediment from the continent and also in some cases we can see thickening of the sediment pile due to compaction and formation of a sedimentary wedge near some subduction zones.

(6) In a sediment core recovered from about meters depth in the Atlantic ocean File Size: KB.SYNOPSIS Amebae isolated from sediments of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico were maintained in continuous culture and most were identified to genus and species.

Twenty‐six species representing 12 genera were recognized from existing literature and several others (Flabellula, Mastigamoeba, Cochliopododium) were identified only to ameboflagellate and several small limax‐type Cited by: During its early history the South Atlantic consisted of a narrow rift divided by the Rio Grande Rise-Walvis Ridge barrier into a restricted northern and an open (to the southern ocean) southern basin.

In the northern basin, evaporites are the earliest known marine sediments (Aptian) while more normal pelagic deposits formed in the southern by: