Advances in Oceanography by X. Le Pichon, M. Melguen, J. C. Sibuet (auth.), Henry

By X. Le Pichon, M. Melguen, J. C. Sibuet (auth.), Henry Charnock, Sir George Deacon (eds.)

The papers on the normal Symposia of the Joint Oceanographic meeting have been awarded by means of authors who were invited to house themes of large interdisciplinary curiosity. jointly they gave a useful account of the current country of marine learn, its proQlems and strength. There turns out benefit in publishing them in a single quantity and we're thankful to the authors who kindly agreed to arrange their papers for ebook. This has taken it slow (and now not all authors came upon it attainable) yet we are hoping the ensuing quantity continues to be indicative of tendencies in glossy oceanography. rather obvious is the best way the utilized elements are commencing to play a extra vital half despite concerns in regards to the results of the legislations of the ocean on our freedom to make observations. we're specifically thankful to the 4 authors who agreed to provide lectures summarising the paintings of their personal box which was once said on the meeting. We additionally desire to thank the opposite authors, in addition to all fascinated with the meeting and with the construction of this volume.

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MELGUEN, 1977 : Nannofacies of Cape Basin and Walvis Ridge sediments (Leg 40). Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, vol. 40 - in press. , 1975 : Leg 39 examines facies changes in south Atlantic; Geotimes, v. 20, n° 3, p. 26-28. , et. , 1977. Site Chapters. Initial reports of the Deep-Sea Drilling Project, in press. , 1939 : Sediments of South Atlantic. Bull. Amer. Assoc. Petrol. , 23, p. 1666-1672. , 1974 : The distribution of calcium carbonates in deep sea sediments; in "Studies in Paleo-oceanography", edit.

N 36. 8 31 68 63. N 36. 8 13 34 58. N 35. 5 1. after SIBUET and MASCLE (in preparation) 2. after LADD (in press) CONCLUSION As mentioned in the introduction, paleoenvironmental oceanography is a new science which is progressing very rapidly. This study is not a synthesis but tries to offer a working model of the evolution of the sea-floor of the South Atlantic ocean, based on plate tectonics considerations and integrating recent deep sea drilling results. The emphasis is put on the methodology now available to reconstruct the ocean crust morphology and its sedimentary cover.

S. Blackett, E. K. Runcorn (Editors), A symposium on Continental Drift. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London, A, 1088 : 41-51. H. and D. STANTON, 1976: Distribution of displaced Antarctic diatoms in the Argentine Basin. Third symposium on Recent and Fossil Marine Diatoms, Kiel, September 9-13, 1974, edit. by Reimer Simonsen, 1975. Royal Octavo. V. III, p. 283-292. B. PRICE, 1971: Recent sediments of the south West African Shelf. In : The Geology of the East Atlantic Continental Margin (Ed. M. Delany), p.

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