Scientific applications of downhole measurements in the ocean basins

PAUL F. Worthington, ROGER N. Anderson, RICHARD D. Jarrard, KEIR Becker, J. SEBASTIAN Bell, MATTHEW H. Salisbury, RALPH A. Stephen

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Abstract The well logging activity of the Ocean Drilling Programme, which deploys the most technically advanced suite of downhole measurements available for routine use, is providing new opportunities for advancement in marine geoscience. Particular examples are cited of the application of wireline data to problems associated with global environmental changes, crust/ mantle interactions, crustal fluid circulation in the context of a global geochemical budget, lithospheric stress and deformation, and evolutionary processes in oceanic communities. Further technological developments will expand the scientific role of downhole measurements still further, especially in terms of the integration of geophysical data at different scales of measurement, and the interpretation of these data in accordance with; global scientific themes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-236
Number of pages14
JournalBasin Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology


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