Two Cretaceous volcanic episodes in the western Pacific Ocean

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doi: 10.1130/0016-7606(1983)94<1430:TCVEIT>2.0.CO;2
Author(s): Rea, David K.; Vallier, Tracy L.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Univ. Mich., Oceanogr. Program, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
U. S. Geol. Surv., United States
Volume Title: Geological Society of America Bulletin
Source: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 94(12), p.1430-1437. Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States. ISSN: 0016-7606 CODEN: BUGMAF
Note: In English. 67 refs.; illus. incl. 1 tables, sketch maps
Summary: Stratigraphic analyses of cores from Deep Sea Drilling Project. The older episode, Aptian to Cenomanian resulted in the formation of most of the oceanic plateaus. In the younger; Santonian to Maestrichtian, several island and seamount chains formed. These volcanic events covered an area of at least 30 × 106 km2. Possibly, the older episode was responsible for a Cretaceous sea-level high and concomitant epicontinental transgression. Modified journal abstract.
Year of Publication: 1983
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
Key Words: 07 Marine Geology and Oceanography; Cores; Cretaceous; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Igneous rocks; Marine sediments; Mesozoic; Ocean floors; Oceanography; Pacific Ocean; Periodicity; Plateaus; Provenance; Pyroclastics; Seamounts; Sediments; Volcanic rocks; Volcanism; Volcanology; West Pacific
Record ID: 1983062473
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