The sediments of the western Gulf of Mexico. I. The continental terrace of the western Gulf of Mexico : its surface sediments, origin, and development. II. Chemical studies of sediments of the western Gulf of Mexico
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In 1947 the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution organized an expedition to investigate the bottom sediments and oceanography of the northwest Gulf of Mexico. The Geological Society of America contributed to the support of this undertaking with grants in aid from the Penrose fund. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists through its Executive and Research committees offcially endorsed the expedition. The main objective was to investigate the environmental conditions of deposition of the sediments in the offshore waters more than 10 fathoms in depth in order to throw light on the oceanography of the northwest part of the Gulf of Mexico and to develop ecological criteria that would benefit geologists in their efforts to determine the conditions of deposition of ancient sediments deposited in the geologic past in adjacent areas.
Suggested CitationBook: Stetson, Henry C., Trask, Parker D., "The sediments of the western Gulf of Mexico. I. The continental terrace of the western Gulf of Mexico : its surface sediments, origin, and development. II. Chemical studies of sediments of the western Gulf of Mexico", Papers in Physical Oceanography and Meteorology, v.12, no.4, 1953-05, DOI:10.1575/1912/1063, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/1063
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