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Unformatted text preview: the seabed equals the rate at which those sediments dissolve. No, there is not a compensation depth for the siliceous components of once-living things because silica is very stable under these conditions. 3. Can marine sediments tell us about the history of ocean from the time of origin? Explain. No, marine sediments cannot tell us about the history of the ocean from the time of origin because the sediments are constantly being subducted. Therefore they only date back for a very short period of time....
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course OCS 1005 taught by Professor Condrey during the Spring '08 term at LSU.
- Spring '08