IODP Thematic Review on Ocean Crust Formation and Structure

The Thematic Review on "Oceanic Crustal Structure and Formation: IODP and ODP Achievements November 2002 - December 2005" is now posted at the IODP website ( and as a PDF file listed below. As stated in the Executive Summary, "The formation and alteration of the oceanic lithosphere are important components of the Solid Earth Cycles and Geodynamics theme of the IODP Initial Science Plan (ISP). This report reviews findings within these areas by IODP and two of the final legs of ODP." The review was prepared by Hans Christian Larsen, Mathilde Cannat, Georges Ceuleneer, Gretchen Früh-Green, Shuichi Kodaira, Chris MacLeod, Jay Miller, Nobukazu Seama, Yoshiyuki Tatsumi, and Douglas Toomey, and the final version was released in June 2009.

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