Deep-Sea Carbonates: Dissolution and Mass Wasting on Ontong-Java Plateau

Science  21 May 1976:
Vol. 192, Issue 4241, pp. 785-787
DOI: 10.1126/science.192.4241.785


Seismic reflection profiles and the structure of sediments in box cores from Ontong-Java Plateau indicate large-scale land sliding and sediment flow processes, respectively. The topographic morphology of sliding and slumping is depth- dependent, suggesting control by dissolution processes.