Accession Number : AD0743899

Title :   Geology of the Ontong Java Plateau.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : HAWAII INST OF GEOPHYSICS HONOLULU

Personal Author(s) : Kroenke,Loren W.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : A geologic investigation of the Ontong Java Plateau in the western equatorial Pacific north of the Solomon Islands, using continuous reflection profiles taken between 1966 and 1971, has been completed. Bathymetric, sedimentary isochron, and structure contour charts constructed for this region show the top of the Plateau to lie about 2 km below sea level and to be underlain by about 1 km of flat-lying Cenozoic sediment incised by large submarine valleys. Structural relationships along the margins of the Plateau are complex, with intense deformation, including folding and reverse faulting, occurring south of a large homoclinal crustal flexure along the southwestern margin. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE GEOLOGY, PACIFIC OCEAN), STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, SEDIMENTATION, ANOMALIES, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, ECHO RANGING, FAULTS(GEOLOGY), BASALT, THESES, NAVAL RESEARCH, MARINE GEOPHYSICS

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE