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5 mm/1000 years). Two areas have been studied in some detail: Mid-Plate Gyre-I (MPG-I) is between latitudes 30 and 31° 30'N and longitudes 157 and 159°W; and MPG-II is about 700km northeast, between 33 and 33° 31'Nand 150° 30'Nand 151 oW. Small-scale relief is of the order of 100-200m and sediment thickness is generally 35-45 m in MPG-I and IS-20m in MPG-II. The sediments are inorganic pelagic clays which are gray to brown (illite-rich) or chocolate-brown (smectite-rich) in color. , 1980). 2 cm.

5, confirm that underconsolidation does indeed exist in the laminated sediments of the NBR. One of the cores on the GSOR (EN-023, LGC-20) was taken to the western side of this regimen, where Tucholke and Laine (in press) hypothesized that considerable erosion has occurred. 2 at 94 cm) were substantially higher than for any comparable CONSOLIDATION PROPERTIES AND STRESS HISTORY OF SOME DEEP SEA SEDIMENTS WATER LITHOLOGY 0, ~o wp---wL 200 con''''') 2:&0 300 ;. C. ' ••,. ~~~. Transi to Ok Brn. Lut Mot Brn IDk.

In the few locations where detailed data exist, it appears that the pre consolidation stress in this upper zone is constant. There is a depth at which the sediment column is normally consolidated, but in some situations (particularly in the North Western Atlantic) this is simply a transition from an apparently overcon- CONSOLIDATION PROPERTIES AND STRESS HISTORY OF SOME DEEP SEA SEDIMENTS solidated condition to a case of underconsolidation in the deeper layers. Apparent overconsolidation is the result of high interparticle bonding and/or cementation effects which result in an intrinsic strength sufficient to prevent consolidation.

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