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Science  17 Jun 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6292, pp. 1405
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf2021

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Abstract

Huybers et al. present new bathymetric spectra from an intermediate-spreading ridge as evidence for a primary contribution of sea level cycles to the morphology of the seafloor. Although we acknowledge the possibility that sea level–modulated magmatic constructions may be superimposed on a first-order tectonic fabric, we emphasize the difficulty of deciphering these different contributions in the frequency domain alone.

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