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Main Title Scientific ocean drilling : accomplishments and challenges /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Review of the Scientific Accomplishments and Assessment of the Potential for Future Transformative Discoveries with U.S.-Supported Scientific Ocean Drilling.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 769821392
ISBN 9780309219013; 0309219019
Subjects Oceanography--Research--United States. ; Underwater drilling--Research--United States. ; Submarine geology. ; Underwater drilling--United States.
Additional Subjects Ocean Drilling Program. ; United States.--Deep See Drilling Project. ; United States.--Ocean Drilling Program.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMAM  GC58.N332 2011 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 02/21/2012
EMAM  Internet Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 01/19/2012
Collation xii, 146 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
"Through direct exploration of the subseafloor, U.S.-supported scientific ocean drilling programs have significantly contributed to a broad range of scientific accomplishments in Earth science disciplines, shaping understanding of Earth systems and enabling new fields of inquiry. Scientific Ocean Drilling: Accomplishments and Challenges reviews the scientific accomplishments of U.S.-supported scientific ocean drilling over the past four decades. The book evaluates how the programs (Deep Sea Drilling Project [DSDP], 1968-1983, Ocean Drilling Program [ODP], 1984-2003, and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program [IODP], 2003-2013) have shaped understanding of Earth systems and Earth history and assessed the role of scientific ocean drilling in enabling new fields of inquiry. This book also assesses the potential for transformative discoveries for the next proposed phase of scientific ocean drilling, which is scheduled to run from 2013 to 2023. The programs' technological innovations have played a strong role in these accomplishments. The science plan for the proposed 2013-2023 program presents a strong case for the continuation of scientific ocean drilling. Each of the plan's four themes identifies compelling challenges with potential for transformative science that could only be addressed through scientific ocean drilling, although some challenges appear to have greater potential than others. Prioritizing science plan challenges and integrating multiple objectives into single expeditions would help use resources more effectively, while encouraging technological innovations would continue to increase the potential for groundbreaking science."--Publisher's description. Introduction to U.S. scientific ocean drilling -- Scientific accomplishments : solid earth cycles -- Scientific accomplishments : fluids, flow, and life in the subseafloor -- Scientific accomplishments : Earth's climate history -- Education, outreach, and capacity building -- Assessment of "Illuminating Earth's Past, Present, and Future: the International Ocean Discovery Program Science Plan for 2012-2023."