Sea Floor Exploration

Scientific Adventures Diving into the Abyss

  • Roger Hekinian

Part of the Springer Oceanography book series (SPRINGEROCEAN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 365-370

About this book


The author participated in 38 sea going expeditions including the first manned-submersible project to explore the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the past 45 years of sea floor exploration. It summarizes the mineralogical and petrological composition of sea floor rocks, ocean floor volcanism in relation to the geological setting and the discovery of hydrothermal activity related to metalliferous deposits. Topics covered include the creation of the sea floor, its fracture zones and the structural setting of subduction zones In addition to learning about various scientific missions and their objectives, the reader is introduced to rift zones where the sea floor is being created, as well as to fracture zones, intraplate volcanoes, and the structural setting of subduction zones.      


Deep Sea Resources Deep Sea Volcanology Manganese Nodules Oceanography Polymetallic Nodules Seafloor Geology Seafloor Mining Submersible Exploration

Authors and affiliations

  • Roger Hekinian
    • 1
  1. 1.Saint-RenanFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03202-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03203-0
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