Clay- and Carbonate-Accumulation Rates in Three South Atlantic Deep-Sea Cores

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Science  02 Oct 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3640, pp. 55-56
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3640.55


Three South Atlantic deep sea cores have been dated by the carbon-14 technique, and rates of accumulation of clay and calcium carbonate have been determined. The highest eupelagic clay rates for the Atlantic found to date are in the Argentine Basin, and the lowest are on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.