Accession Number : ADA326940

Title :   Processes of Crack-Filling in the Shallow Oceanic Crust: Constraints from Mineralogical and Geochemical Studies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Geoffrey ; Gillis, Katheryn M.

PDF Url : ADA326940

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The long term objective of this project was to understand the processes responsible for the formation and evolution of the oceanic crust. In order to achieve this goal, we initially focused our efforts on understanding the relationship between the physical proper ties of the upper oceanic crust and the physical and chemical processes that control those properties. The aim of this research was to test the hypothesis that the seismic properties of the upper oceanic crust are controlled by the porosity and chemical alteration of the crust.

Descriptors :   *POROSITY, *OCEANIC CRUST, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, HYPOTHESES, SEISMOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Seismology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE