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ODP at Kerguelen Plateau Leg 120 explores origins and history


Schlich, R and Wise, SW and Palmer, AA and Aubry, MP and Berggren, WA and Bitschene, PR and Blackburn, NA and Breza, J and Coffin, MF and Harwood, DA and Heider, F and Holmes, MA and Howard, WR and Inokuchi, H and Kelts, KR and Lazarus, D and Mackensen, A and Maruyama, T and Munschy, M and Pratson, E and Quilty, P and Rack, F and Salters, VJM and Sevigny, JH and Storey, M and Takemura, A and Watkins, D and Whitechurch, H and Zachos, JC, ODP at Kerguelen Plateau Leg 120 explores origins and history, Geotimes, American Geological Institute, USA, 12, pp. 12-16. (1988) [Newspaper Article]


The 2300km-long Kerguelen Plateau in the remote Antarctic sector of the Indian Ocean is the largest submerged plateau in the world. Its origin and subsequent geologic and tectonic history have long been topics of debate and speculation, problems that scientists aboard "JOIDES Resolution" for the Ocean Drilling Program's Leg 120 sought to investigate during a 69 day cruise out of Fremantle, Australia from late February through April.

Item Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Marine geoscience
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Coffin, MF (Professor Mike Coffin)
ID Code:75312
Year Published:1988
Deposited By:Directorate
Deposited On:2012-01-23
Last Modified:2012-01-23

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