Deep-sea sediments



Often unnoticed by the casual observer, every second of every day the oceans record the passing of time and the interaction of ocean, land, and atmosphere, grain after grain, precipitate after precipitate. Deep marine sediments serve as archives recording the history of ocean basins and lend insights into the rates and magnitudes of climatic and environmental change. As such, a collection of articles on recent cutting-edge research summarizing various marine environments and processes is important and necessary for any Earth scientist. Such a compilation is particularly important for undergraduate and graduate audiences as well as educators charged with teaching them.