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By J. R. Heirtzler, H. M. Bolli, T. A. Davies, J. B. Saunders, J. G. Sclater

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The Drilling Vessel GLOMAR CHALLENGER entered the Indian Ocean while she left Darwin, Australia on January thirteen, 1972. She traveled round that Ocean in a counterclockwise type drilling seventy two holes at sixty four websites in the course of 7 cruises over all of the significant ridges and basins from the crimson Sea to the Antarctic continent. She entire her paintings there whilst she ultimately arrived at Christchurch, New Zealand on February 27, 1973. in this time approximately 30 km of seafloor was once penetrated and lots more and plenty of that fabric was once recovered and studied and is archived on the Deep Sea Drilling undertaking middle depository.

Chapter 1 An creation to Deep Sea Drilling within the Indian Ocean (pages 1–24): John G. Sclater and James R. Heirtzler
Chapter 2 Paleobathymetry and Sediments of the Indian Ocean (pages 25–59): John G. Sclater, Dallas Abbott and Jorn Thiede
Chapter three Sedimentation within the Indian Ocean via Time (pages 61–85): Thomas A. Davies and Robert B. Kidd
Chapter four Volcanogenic Sediments within the Indian Ocean (pages 87–118): Tracy L. Vallier and Robert B. Kidd
Chapter five Mesozoic?Cenozoic Sediments of the jap Indian Ocean (pages 119–150): Peter J. Cook
Chapter 6 versions of the Evolution of the jap Indian Ocean (pages 151–163): J.J. Veevers
Chapter 7 Deep Sea Drilling at the Ninetyeast Ridge: Synthesis and a Tectonic version (pages 165–187): Bruce P. Luyendyk
Chapter eight jap Indian Ocean DSDP websites: Correlations among Petrography, Geochemistry and Tectonic environment (pages 189–257): Fred A. Frey, John S. Dickey, Geoffrey Thompson and Wilfred B. Bryan
Chapter nine huge Ion Lithophile parts and Sr and Pb Isotopic edition in Volcanic Rocks from the Indian Ocean (pages 259–278): K.V. Subbarao, R. Hekinian and D. Chandrasekharam
Chapter 10 Seismic Velocities and Elastic Moduli of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks from the Indian Ocean (pages 279–299): Nikolas I. Christensen
Chapter eleven The Magnetic homes of Indian Ocean Basalts (pages 301–310): M.W. McElhinny
Chapter 12 creation to Stratigraphy and Paleontology (pages 311–324): Hans M. Bolli and John B. Saunders
Chapter thirteen Paleontological?Biostratigraphical Investigations, Indian Ocean websites 211–269 and 280–282, DSDP Legs 22–29 (pages 325–338): Hans M. Bolli
Chapter 14 Mesozoic Calcareous Nannofossils from the Indian Ocean, DSDP Legs 22 to 27 (pages 339–351): Hans R. Thierstein
Chapter 15 Paleocene to Eocene Calcareous Nannoplankton of the Indian Ocean (pages 353–369): Franca Proto Decima
Chapter sixteen Distribution of Calcareous Nannoplankton in Oligocene to Holocene Sediments of the pink Sea and the Indian Ocean Reflecting Paleoenvironment (pages 371–397): Carla Muller
Chapter 17 Synopsis of Cretaceous Planktonic Foraminifera from the Indian Ocean (pages 399–415): Rene Herb and Viera Scheibnerova
Chapter 18 Maastrichtian to Eocene Foraminiferal Assemblages within the Northern and japanese Indian Ocean area: Correlations and old styles (pages 417–458): Brian McGowran
Chapter 19 Oligocene Planktonic Foraminiferal Assemblages from Eeep Sea Drilling undertaking websites within the Indian Ocean (pages 459–467): Robert L. Fleisher
Chapter 20 Indian Ocean Neogene Planktonic Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy and its Paleoceanographic Implications (pages 469–584): Edith Vincent
Chapter 21 Synthesis of the Cretaceous Benthonic Foraminifera Recovered by way of the Deep Sea Drilling undertaking within the Indian Ocean (pages 585–597): Viera Scheibnerova
Chapter 22 Neocene Deep Water Benthonic Foraminifera of the Indian Ocean (pages 599–616): E. Boltovsky

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E. Boudreaux, R. Coleman, R. L. Fleisher, R. W. Girdler, F. T. Manheim, A. Matter, C. Nigrini, P. Stoffers, Sea Drilling Project, 23, 528-975, 1974a. P. R. S. Government Printing Office), Whitmarsh, R. , O. E. Weser, S. Ali, J. E. Boudreaux, R. L. Fleisher, D. Jipa, R. B. Kidd, T. K. Mallik, A. Matter, C. Nigrini, H. N. Siddiquie, and P. S. Printing Office), 23, 1-527, 1974b. Wilson, J. , Hypothesis of earth's behavior, Government Nature, 198, 925-929, 1963. Wiseman, J. D. , and R. B. Seymour-Sewell, Sea, Geol.

Ridge and Naturaliste Thus, except for the small region between Broken Plateau, the basins between Antarctica and Aus- tralia were totally closed to deep water either from the east or west. It is possible that this geometry could have led to major changes in the deep sea sedimentary record. The absence of an Oligocene hiatus at Site 267 may be evidence of such a change. p. (Late Cretaceous, Anomaly32) Chart Apart from the position of the ridge axis between India and Australia- Antarctica, the 4,000 m contour in the Wharton Basin, and the contours off the coast of Africa, all other contours and ridge axes on the 70 Copyright American Geophysical Union Special Publications Indian Ocean Geology and Biostratigraphy: Studies Following Deep-Sea Drilling Legs Vol.

The Depth of the Ocean Floor as a Function To determine the past bathymetry of the ocean floor of Age it is necessary to establish a relation between depth and age for all portions of the ocean crust. To a first approximation the floor of the Indian Ocean can be separated into typical ocean crust and aseismic ridges (Figure 1). In this section we compare the depth versus age data for the Indian Ocean with that found in other oceans and we develop a subsidence model for the aseismic ridges. Copyright American Geophysical Union Vol.

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