Ophiolites and Pelagic Sediments in the Alpine Mediterranean Region
- Charles L. Drake
Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
Copyright © 1976 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geodynamics: Progress and Prospects
How to Cite
Hsü, K. J. (1976) Ophiolites and Pelagic Sediments in the Alpine Mediterranean Region, in Geodynamics: Progress and Prospects (ed C. L. Drake), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/SP005p0024
- Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1976
Print ISBN: 9780875902036
Online ISBN: 9781118664902
- Alpine-Mediterranean region;
- Pelagic sediments;
Ophiolites, radiolarites, and pelagic limestones in the Alpine–Mediterranean region have been considered relics of ancient deep-sea floor ever since the turn of the century. However, this interpretation became widely accepted only after the innovation of the plate-tectonic theory. Considerable progress towards the understanding of their genesis has been made during the last decade after the recovery of numerous samples of pelagic sediments and ocean crust by the JOIDES deep-sea drilling cruises.