Deep ocean sediments and their physical properties
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Published by Elsevier in Amsterdam, Oxford .
Written in English


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Statementedited by D.S. Gorsline and T.L. Holcombe.
SeriesMarine geology -- v.38, no.1-3
ContributionsGorsline, D. S., Holcombe, T. L.
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Open LibraryOL14511917M

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Deep ocean sediments and their physical properties Geological models and methodology. D.S. Gorsline, T.L. Holcombe. Vol Issues 1–3, Extrapolation of physical properties of sediments from a localized area in the Gulf of Mexico, based on a conceptual geological model. Ocean basin - Ocean basin - Deep-sea sediments: The ocean basin floor is everywhere covered by sediments of different types and origins. The only exception are the crests of the spreading centres where new ocean floor has not existed long enough to accumulate a sediment cover. Sediment thickness in the oceans averages about metres (1, feet). Pelagic sediments, comprising calcareous or siliceous ooze, are supplied to the seabed as part of this POC flux. There are three main spatial gradients in ocean surface primary productivity that are known to affect POC supply to the deep ocean (Levin and Gage, ). First, there is a lateral decrease in productivity from the shallow. The Effects of the Benthic Fauna on the Physical Properties of Deep-Sea Sediments.- Sedimentation in the Indian Ocean.- Physical Properties of Sedimentary Provinces, North Pacific and North Atlantic Ocean.- The Application of Studies of Marine Sediment Dynamics.- Deep-Sea Carbonates.- Precipitation and Cementation of Deep-Sea Carbonate Sediments

The scientific study of the ocean, including the properties and movements of ocean water, the characteristics of the ocean floor, and the organisms that live in the ocean Explain how ocean-floor sediments are classified by their physical composition. based on physical characterisitics, deep ocean-floor sediments are classified as mud or as.   In short, if the biological constituents exceed 30% by volume, then the deep ocean sediments are usually classified on the basis of their biogenic components. However, if there are less than 30% of the biological constituents, then the deposit is called deep ocean calcareous or siliceous clay, red clay or brown : Corri. After a brief introduction to the distribution of deep-sea sediments, we show how the activities of marine organisms cycle nutrients and other dissolved constituents within the oceans, and influence the rates at which both solid and dissolved material isremoved to sediments.4/4(1). Deep-Sea Sediments:Physical and Mechanical Properties (Laboratory Instrumentation and Techniques; V. 2) by Editor-Anton Inderbitzen and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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. Generally, physical properties of marine sediments are good indicators for the composition, microstructure and environmental conditions during and after the depositional : Monika Breitzke. Abstract. The propagation of sound at long ranges in the deep ocean is influenced by the sea bottom characteristics especially when both source and receiver are located outside the sound channel created by the velocity profile in the sea: under these conditions, bottom reflected paths largely contribute to the total energy by: 1.   During the past few decades, deep-sea research benefited greatly from a number of newly developed, highly sophisticated exploration techniques and comprehensive datasets, thanks to the immense industrial interest in deep-sea sediments. The book Deep-Sea Sediments focuses on the Author: Elsevier Science.