Kerogen Recycling in the Ross Sea, Antarctica

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Science  20 Sep 1974:
Vol. 185, Issue 4156, pp. 1045-1047
DOI: 10.1126/science.185.4156.1045


Analyses of the stable isotopes of the organic carbon and microscopic examination of the sediment particles suggest that up to 90 percent of the organic matter in Ross Sea sediments is derived from the igneous and ancient metamorphic and sedimentary rocks that are being glacially eroded on the Antarctic continent and transported seaward.