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New Concepts in Oceanic Sedimentation: Abstract
The deep sea drilling project, deep submersibles, and new techniques in studying deep ocean sedimentation are changing our ideas of deep ocean sediments. The mechanics of sediment transport are becoming controversial as serious objections are raised as to the importance of turbidity current and new contour currents and turbid water layers are being discovered. Continental Drift and Sea Floor Spreading have also strongly influenced the ocean sediments. These concepts of deep ocean sedimentation are now important with the increasing probability that oil and oil traps can be found in this environment.
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1 University of Tulsa
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