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Unformatted text preview: o Seafloor spreading moves seafloor to/from sediment sources o Thickest/ oldest sediments at trenches o Sediment differences between oceans Sediment books o Piston cores o Sedimentation rates Problems Demonstrate why at a sedimentation rate of 0.5cm/1000yrs, sediments 1 km thick can accumulate in 200 million yrs (approx. age of oldest oceanic crust.) How thick would the sediments be in Santa Barbara Basin after 10 000 yrs when the sedimentation rate is 140cm/1000yrs?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2010 for the course ENVIRON GS 222/ENV taught by Professor Ingridhendy during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.
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