The Morphostructure of the Atlantic Ocean Floor: Its Development in the Meso-Cenozoic

November 3, 2011|
The Morphostructure of the Atlantic Ocean Floor: Its Development in the Meso-Cenozoic by V.M. Litvin
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The study of the topography and structure of the ocean floor is one of the most important stages in ascertaining the geological structure and history of development of the Earth's oceanic crust. This, in its turn, provides a means for purposeful, scientifically-substantiated prospecting, exploration and development of the mineral resources of the ocean. The Atlantic Ocean has been geologically and geophysically studied to a great extent and many years of investigating its floor have revealed the laws governing the structure of the major forms of its submarine relief (e. g. , the continental shelf, the continental slope, the transition zones, the ocean bed, and the Mid-Oceanic Ridge). The basic features of the Earth's oceanic crust structure, anomalous geophysical fields, and the thickness and structure of its sedimentary cover have also been studied. Based on the investigations of the Atlantic Ocean floor and its surrounding continents, the presently prevalent concept of new global tectonics has appeared. A great number of works devoted to the results of geomorphological, geolog­ ical, and geophysical studies of the Atlantic Ocean floor have appeared. In the U. S. S. 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 [13], have been published.
Abstract.- 1. Bathyography of the Atlantic Ocean Floor.- 1. Principal Forms of Relief and Geomorphological Zoning of the Ocean Floor.- 2. Continental Shelf.- 3. Continental Slope.- 4. Transition Zones.- 5. Ocean Bed.- 6. Mid-Oceanic Ridge.- 7. Symmetry and Asymmetry of the Ocean Floor Relief.- 2. The Structure of the Sedimentary Series...
Title:The Morphostructure of the Atlantic Ocean Floor: Its Development in the Meso-CenozoicFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:November 3, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400962479

ISBN - 13:9789400962477

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