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Program Focuses Attention on Continental Margins


Coffin, MF and Dietrich, W and Dixon, T and Driscoll, N and Karner, G and Klemperer, S and Kohlstedt, D and Moore, C and Nittrouer, C and Plank, T and Sawyer, D and Stern, R and Stolper, E and Underwood, M and Wiens, D, Program Focuses Attention on Continental Margins, EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, USA, 79, 11, pp. 137-141. (1998) [Newspaper Article]


Continental margins are the Earth's principal loci for producing hydrocarbon and metal resourcessemi; for earthquake, landslide, volcanic, and climatic hazardssemi; and for the greatest population density. As such, margins are where the action is. Despite the societal and economic importance of margins, many of the mechanical, fluid, chemical, and biological processes that shape them are poorly understood. Progress is hindered by the sheer scope of the problems and by the spatial-temporal scale and complexities of the processes. To overcome these obstacles, the margins community has identified the outstanding scientific problems in continental margins research, and the MARGINS Program, a research initiative supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), is promoting research strategies that redirect traditional approaches to margin studies.

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:75370
Year Published:1998
Deposited By:Directorate
Deposited On:2012-01-27
Last Modified:2012-01-27

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