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  • Cenozoic geology of the continental slope and rise off western Nova Scotia 

    Swift, Stephen A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1985-10)
    The outer continental margin of Nova Scotia is divided by a diapir province, 40-110 km wide and ~1000km long, that trends subparallel to the shelf edge along the upper continental rise and slope. The growth pattern for ...
  • The evolution of the Indian Ocean triple junction and the finite rotation problem 

    Tapscott, Christopher Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1979-06)
    A major goal in the study of plate tectonics is the acquisition of a knowledge of the history of relative motion among the rigid plates of the earth's lithosphere. The three papers of this thesis contribute to this effort ...
  • The geological record of oceanic crustal accretion and tectonism at slow-spreading ridges 

    Jaroslow, Gary E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1996-12)
    The objective of this Thesis was to interpret the structural development of slowspreading ridge segments by: 1) delineating the nature, magnitude, and relative importance of primary tectonic and volcanic processes that ...
  • The modern and glacial thermoclines along the Bahama Banks 

    Slowey, Niall C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1990-09)
    As a primary feature of ocean circulation and a key component of the global carbon cycle, changes in the thermocline must be accounted for if we are to understand the processes involved in Quaternary climatic fluctuation. ...
  • Seismic constraints on shallow crustal processes at the East Pacific Rise 

    Christeson, Gail L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1994-02)
    This thesis is concerned with understanding how oceanic crust is emplaced at mid-ocean ridges. The emphasis is upon fast-spreading ridges, and the use of seismic techniques to image the uppermost several hundred meters ...
  • Tectonics of the East Pacific rise : studies of faulting characteristics and magnetic and gravity anomalies 

    Lee, Sang-Mook (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1995-02)
    The global mid-ocean ridge system is one of the most striking geological features on the surface of the Earth. In this system, the East Pacific Rise (EPR) is the fastest spreading ridge and is thus considered as the most ...