John C. Mutter, Manik Talwani, Paul L. Stoffa; Origin of seaward-dipping reflectors in oceanic crust off the Norwegian margin by “subaerial sea-floor spreading”. Geology ; 10 (7): 353–357. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1982)10<353:OOSRIO>2.0.CO;2
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A remarkable layered acoustic stratification is observed in the upper oceanic crust adjacent to the Norwegian continental margin. It comprises a seaward-dipping complex of reflectors in the form of a wedge. We suggest that it is a layered igneous sequence that results when crustal accretion occurs at a subaerial spreading axis and that this phenomenon may commonly occur during the earliest phase of ocean-basin genesis.