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Crust and mantle of the gulf of Mexico

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DOI: 10.1038/238452b0

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Abstract

A SEEMING paradox has puzzled investigators of the crustal structure of the Gulf of Mexico since Ewing et al.1 calculated that a unit area of the rather thick crust in the gulf contains less mass than does a combination of the crust and enough of the upper mantle to make a comparable thickness in the Atlantic Ocean. They also noted that the free-air gravity of the gulf is essentially normal and fails by a large factor to be low enough to reflect the mass difference that they calculated. We propose a solution to this problem. ?? 1972 Nature Publishing Group.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Crust and mantle of the gulf of Mexico
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/238452b0
Volume
238
Issue:
5365
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
452
Last page:
453