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OceanReflections on a Century of Exploration$
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Wolf Berger and David Lindberg

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520247789

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520247789.001.0001

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Abyssal Memories

Abyssal Memories

A Thousand Holes in the Bottom of the Sea

(p.405) Fourteen Abyssal Memories

Wolf H. Berger

University of California Press

This chapter discusses geologic mapping and deep-sea drilling expeditions. It explains trends in climate and evolution based on samples from deep-sea drilling. Drilling sediments and shallow basement rocks provide information about the changing types of sediments by the seafloor through geologic time, changing chemistry and fertility, and the changing life forms inhabiting the ocean. The chapter also discusses the great cooling that began in the late Eocene and led to the build-up of Antarctic ice masses and ice sheets in the Arctic Ocean.

Keywords:   geologic mapping, deep-sea drilling, sediments, drilling, cooling

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