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Scientists Study 100-Million-Year-Old Volcanism In The Indian Ocean

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December 14, 1998
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Clues to Earth's internal dynamics may lie in the remote southern Indian Ocean, in a submarine plateau one-third the size of the United States. For the next two months, geologists with the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP), funded in large part by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will unearth the secrets of the Kerguelen Plateau, an example of a unique type of Earth feature, a large igneous province.

Clues to Earth's internal dynamics may lie in the remote southern Indian Ocean, in a submarine plateau one-third the size of the United States. For the next two months, geologists with the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP), funded in large part by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will unearth the secrets of the Kerguelen Plateau, an example of a unique type of Earth feature, a large igneous province (LIP).


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