Supplement to: Windom, Ken; Vallier, Tracy L; Tokuyama, Hidekazu; Thierstein, Hans R; Thiede, Jörn; Steiner, Maureen B; Sliter, William V; Shcheka, S A; Seifert, Karl E; Sayer, William O; Riech, Volkher; Rea, David K; Premoli Silva, Isabella; Moberly, Ralph; Koporulin, V I; Jenkyns, Hugh C; Fujii, Naoyuki; de Wever, Patrick; Cepek, Pavel; Boyce, Robert E; Batiza, Rodey; Larson, Roger L; Schlanger, Seymour O (1981): Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, U.S. Government Printing Office, LXI, 885 pp, https://doi.org/10.2973/dsdp.proc.61.1981
The goal of Site 462 was to study the paleontologic, sedimentary, petrologic, tectonic, and magnetic histories of that area through Recent to Late Jurassic time by drilling a deep re-entry site into the Nauru Basin west of the Ralik Chain of the Marshall Islands. This area formed at a fast-spreading Pacific Plate boundary 145 to 155 m.y. ago, in the Late Jurassic. Cores from this area allow to better understand the biostratigraphic evolution and sedimentary processes in a Mesozoic open-ocean environment, the petrologic nature of fast-spreading oceanic crust, the tectonic history of the Late Jurassic Pacific Plate, and the nature of the Jurassic magnetic quiet zone.
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