Space systems that provide measurements applicable to marine geologic studies can be divided into two categories: ground- based observations of artificial and natural satellites and stars, and satellite-borne sensors that make visual, infrared, and radiofrequency measurements of the ground and ocean. The ground- based measurements provide information on plate motion and intraplate deformation, as well as long-wavelength (> 1000 km) information about the earth’s gravity field useful in tests of hypotheses of plate motion. The satellite-borne observations provide information on short-wavelength (<100 km) variations in the gravity field that correlate with seamounts and other geologic features, observations of terrestrial...
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The Western North Atlantic Region
The award-winning first volume in this 28-volume series. Complete coverage of the geology and geophysics of the western North Atlantic Ocean basin in 41 chapters, organized into 8 sections: Introduction; Present Accretion Axis; Regional Geology and Geophysics; Plate Tectonic Evolution; Surficial Sedimentation; Biofacies; Paleoceanography; and Resources and Law of the Sea. The editors received the 1986 Alan Berman Research Publication Award for this volume. Includes 11 plates, several in color.