Zonal Regularities in Occurrence, Morphology and Chemistry of Manganese Nodules of the Pacific Ocean

  • N. S. Skornyakova
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 9)


Manganese nodules and crusts occur on the Pacific Ocean floor of the continental slope and shelf, the abyssal basins, and submarine rises in both the central and marginal regions. The majority of nodules, however, are concentrated in the central abyssal basins, i. e., the pelagic region of the ocean rather than the hemipelagic regions marginal to the ocean basins.


Sediment Accumulation Rate Manganese Nodule Ferromanganese Crust Ferromanganese Nodule Equatorial Belt 
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  • N. S. Skornyakova
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  1. 1.P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology SciencesU.S.S.R.

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