The floating seabed has hidden depths
Tags: OCEAN bottom
- Life at the bottom. Day, Nancy // Odyssey;May93, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p14
Presents an overview of what scientists saw on the surface of the ocean floor in their research submersible `Alvin.' Bizarre creatures and spectacular surprises; Discovery of hydrothermal vents, hot springs on the seafloor; How hydrothermal vents form; Hydrogen sulfide; Deep ocean food chain...
- Iron fountains on the seabed. Elderfield, Harry; Rudnicki, Mark // New Scientist;6/13/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1825, p31
Focuses on research by scientists into the role that hot springs on the Atlantic seabed play in helping to make sea water the way it is. Comparison of sea water here and river water; How hot springs maintain the composition of sea water; Research at TAG (a hot spot named after a rock sampling...
- A crabby beachcomber. // Current Science;12/13/91, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p15
Presents a photo of a coastal research amphibious buggy called the crab which is used to make detailed measurements of the ocean bottom in water up to nine meters (30 feet) deep. Shown in surf at Duck, N. Car.; Movement of sandbars.
- WORLD ALMANAC QUICK QUIZ. // World Almanac & Book of Facts;2006, p709
A quiz concerning the distance one would have to travel downward to go from the surface to the deepest point on the Pacific Ocean floor is presented.
- Time zero. Kunzig, Robert // Discover;Dec92, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p32
Reports that a new piece of world was born in April of last year on an undersea mountain range in the Pacific--and oceanographers were there. Changes in ocean floor over 15 months; Observations of researchers on board the submersible `Alvin'; Tube worms; Hot water; Sea floor as youngest part of...
- The sea floor. // All Hands;Apr95, Issue 936, p14
Focuses on the sea floor. Continental shelf; Continental slope; Ocean floor; Littoral regions.
- Beneath the waves. // Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing);Sep96, Vol. 68 Issue 9, p7
Presents a photograph of the sea floor off the Coast of California.
- Earth's sinking surface. Grafton, Michael // Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing);Nov97, Vol. 69 Issue 11, p21
Presents a colorful image showing a colossal chunks of ancient sea bed sinking downwards into the Earth's mantle. Detection of the slabs by comparing the arrival times of seismic S-waves with those expected from a theoretical model of the Earth's interior; Depths to which the slabs are drawn.
- Denmark Extends Claim In Arctic Seabed. P. G. // Global Finance;Oct2011, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p14
The article reports that the Arctic seabed was claimed by the Danish government from the United Nation (UN) Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf to balance the interests of environmentalists and the nation's indigenous population.