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Response to Comment on “Glacial cycles drive variations in the production of oceanic crust”

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Science  04 Sep 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6252, pp. 1065
DOI: 10.1126/science.aab3497

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Abstract

Goff comments that faulting is important for creation of abyssal hills and is the dominant process at slow-spreading ridges. We respond that faulting is indeed important but cannot alone explain the bathymetric signal predicted by our models and observed at the Australian-Antarctic Ridge. We show that for intermediate- to fast-spreading ridges, abyssal hill spacing is consistent with the periodicity of the obliquity cycle.

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