Deep Drilling Results in the Atlantic Ocean: Ocean Crust
Copyright 1979 by the American Geophysical Union
Editor(s): Manik Talwani, Christopher G. Harrison, Dennis E. Hayes
Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780875904016
Online ISBN: 9781118666234
Book Series: Maurice Ewing Series
About this Book
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Maurice Ewing Series, Volume 2.
The second Maurice Ewing Symposium was devoted to the implications of deep drilling results in the Atlantic Ocean. This subject was chosen for two reasons. First, Maurice Ewing was one of the leaders of JOIDES (Joint Oceanographic Institutions For Deep Earth Sampling), the association of oceanographic institutions that was formed to organize and sponsor drilling in the deep ocean, and which has continued to provide scientific advice to the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Second, the first phase of International Program of Ocean Drilling in the Atlantic was finished and it seemed a good time to assess the implications of drilling results in the Atlantic that had been obtained over almost a decade.