Accession Number : ADA320804

Title :   Geomorphological and Geomorphometry of the East Pacific Rise Flanks.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA MARINE PHYSICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lonsdale, Peter F.

PDF Url : ADA320804

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A marine geophysical survey of the seafloor east and west of the rise crest ONR Natural Laboratory was used to interpret the geologic history that has determined the shape, structure, and pattern of the present East Pacific Rise axis, and to study the fates of crust after it leaves the axis. The emphasis of this work was on tectonic processes that modify the structure of young oceanic crust, and on quantifying the effects of these processes on seafloor roughness.

Descriptors :   *GEOMORPHOLOGY, *EAST PACIFIC RISE, BATHYMETRY, MARINE GEOLOGY, GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS, OCEANIC CRUST, SEAFLOOR SPREADING, MARINE GEOPHYSICS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE