North Pacific Sediments

  • Floyd W. McCoy
  • Constance Sancetta

Abstract

A blanket of sediment mantles the floor of the world ocean. It forms the largest geological deposit on the earth’s surface in terms of volume, areal extent, conterminous characteristics, or syndepositional processes. It is the result of contributions from the hydrosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, and solarsphere, in about that order of input—an amazing assortment of debris reflecting the activity and residue from the interplay of biological, geological, chemical, and oceanographic processes interacting within the boundaries of these four environmental spheres.

Keywords

Siliceous Phytoplankton Sponge Holocene Miocene 

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  • Floyd W. McCoy
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  • Constance Sancetta
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  1. 1.Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory PalisadesUSA

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