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The Oceanic Islands: Azores

  • W. I. Ridley
  • N. D. Watkins
  • D. J. MacFarlane

Abstract

An island or archipelago is a geologically anomalous feature of any ocean basin. An understanding of the origin and features of any island or archipelago is, therefore, ideally obtained by the process of recognizing the associated anomalous features, formulating models to explain the features, and testing the model so produced, preferably by use of several independent approaches.

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Magnetic Anomaly Spreading Rate Oceanic Island Bouguer Anomaly Azores Island 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. I. Ridley
    • 1
  • N. D. Watkins
    • 2
  • D. J. MacFarlane
    • 3
  1. 1.Lunar Science InstituteHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of OceanographyUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA
  3. 3.Shell-BPLagosNigeria

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