Accession Number : AD0758379

Title :   The Origin and Stratigraphic Significance of Pink Layers in Late Cenozoic Sediments of the Arctic Ocean.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF GEOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Hoffman,Thomas Frank

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The study investigates the nature of particular color intervals in deep sea sediment cores from the Arctic Ocean Basin to determine their origin and usefulness in stratigraphic correlation. Peculiar to many of these cores is a thin interval of salmon pink colored sandy lutite about 1-2 centimeters thick. The study obtains detailed information about these pink intervals, including textural, compositional, and stratigraphic relationships.

Descriptors :   (*ARCTIC OCEAN, *STRATIGRAPHY), (*OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, SEDIMENTARY ROCK), COLORS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, IRON OXIDES, X RAY DIFFRACTION, THESES

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE