James R. Heirtzler, Xavier Le Pichon; FAMOUS: A Plate Tectonics Study of the Genesis of the Lithosphere. Geology ; 2 (6): 273–274. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1974)2<273:FAPTSO>2.0.CO;2
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In a joint French-American program, the axis of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is undergoing an intensive study. Broad regional mapping has been followed with surveys on a detailed scale. Twenty cruises have been made in a 100-km section of the Rift Valley, located about 400 km south of the Azores. In mid-1974, three submersibles will undertake a coordinated program of mapping, sampling, and observing the Rift Valley floor.