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Title: Geologic maps of Pacific basin and rim

A major component of the Circum-Pacific Map Project is to compile five regional geologic maps at a scale of 1:10 million and a final map of the Pacific Ocean basin at a scale of 1:17 million. The Geologic Map of the Northeast Quadrant was published in 1983, and the Geologic Map of the Southeast Quadrant in 1985. The Geologic Maps of the Northwest Quadrant, the Southwest Quadrant, and the Antarctic Region are expected to reach publication during 1986. The Geologic Map of the Pacific Basin, with energy and mineral resources, is scheduled for publication in 1989. Each geologic map is a synthesis of a large amount of information. The land areas portray rock types by patterns and ages by colors; major faults are shown if they form the boundaries for map units. The oceanic areas include bathymetric contours, 13 sea-floor sediment types, all Deep Sea Drilling Program (DSDP) sites, selected DSDP columns, and selected sites of pre-Quaternary bedrock or sediment recovery. A correlation diagram on each map shows stratigraphic columns for the five regional maps, map units, geologic ages, and a time scale. An inset map shows presently active tectonic plates. The principal information sources for each sheet are givenmore » in a reference list, and each map is accompanied by explanatory notes. This map series represents the first integrated set of geologic maps of the entire Pacific Ocean basin and rim, including the Antarctic continent- altogether more than half the surface area of planet Earth.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7247688
Report Number(s):
CONF-8608105-
Journal ID: CODEN: AAPGB
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Am. Assoc. Pet. Geol., Bull.; (United States); Journal Volume: 70:7; Conference: 4. circum-Pacific energy and mineral resource conference, Singapore, China, 17 Aug 1986
Research Org:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 58 GEOSCIENCES; PACIFIC OCEAN; GEOLOGY; MAPS; GEOLOGIC FAULTS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SEDIMENTARY BASINS; TECTONICS; WELL DRILLING; DRILLING; GEOLOGIC FRACTURES; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; SEAS; SURFACE WATERS 020200* -- Petroleum-- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration; 580100 -- Geology & Hydrology-- (-1989)