Eolian Origin of Quartz in Soils of Hawaiian Islands and in Pacific Pelagic Sediments

Science  17 Jan 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3864, pp. 277-279
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3864.277


The particle-size distribution and oxygen-isotopic composition of quartz isolated from Hawaiian soils, east-central Pacific sediments, and tropospheric dusts are remarkably uniform. A common origin and tropospheric transport from continental land masses is suggested.