Crust and mantle of the gulf of Mexico




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
Larger Work Title Nature
First page 452
Last page 453
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