Accession Number : AD0635063

Title :   THE THICKNESS OF THE SEDIMENT LAYER AND THE STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH'S CRUST IN SEAS AND OCEANS ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF SEISMOACOUSTIC INVESTIGATIONS.

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Udintsev, G. B. ; Neprochnov,Yu. P. ; Kovylin,V. M.

Report Date : 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : During the IGY period the Institute of Oceanology of the USSR Academy of Sciences carried out seismo-acoustic measurements in the seas and oceans. These measurements were done by the seismic reflection and refraction methods in the Pacific and Indian oceans as well as in the Black, Japanese and Mediterranean seas. New data were obtained on the structure of the Earth's crust and sediments. Much similarity has been found between the Earth's crust structure under the bottom of the Pacific and Indian oceans and that of the enclosed and continental seas. The absence of the granite layer is common to all the above mentioned basins which differ from each other by the thickness of the sedimentary layer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING, *OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY), (*STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, OCEAN BOTTOM), MARINE GEOPHYSICS, SEISMOLOGY, ACOUSTICS, PACIFIC OCEAN, INDIAN OCEAN, JAPAN SEA, BLACK SEA, MEDITERRANEAN SEA, USSR

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE