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Unformatted text preview: Serendipity • Magnetic Stripes • Wadati-Benioff Zone • Deep Sea Drilling Serendipity #1 Submarines Marine Magnetic Surveys magnetometer Thermo-remnant Magnetism: when rock cools below Curie point (400 ◦ C) also Depositional Remnant Magnetism Earth’s Magnetic Field Dynamo Theory Magnetic Reversals Magnetic Stripes Fred Vine and Desmond Matthews Mid-ocean Ridges = Seafloor Spreading Serendipity #2 Nuclear Testing Seismographs Charles Richter and the standardized seismograph Richter Scale Global Seismicity Wadati-Benioff Zone Kiyoo Wadati and Hugo Benioff Earthquakes primarily occur along midocean ridges and in deep ocean trenches. Earthquake stresses suggest motion. Serendipity #2 Raising the K-129 Lost in the N Pacific in March 1968 Near 40N 180E in 16,000’ of water Carried nuclear missles and torpedoes HMB1 Glomar Explorer Project Jennifer – CIA Project using Howard Hughes as a front, built the Glomar Explorer for $350 million cover story was submarine mining The CIA ruse started a flurry of interest in mining mineral deposits from the ocean floor In particular, Manganese nodules •...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course GLY 1000 taught by Professor Parker during the Spring '11 term at FSU.

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