Age of the floor of the Eastern Indian Ocean

James R. Heirtzler*, John V. Veevers, Hans M. Bolli, Alan N. Carter, Peter J. Cook, Valeri A. Krasheninnikov, Brian K. Mcknight, Franca Proto-Decima, G. W. Renz, Paul T. Robinson, Karl Rocker, Paul A. Thayer

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Abstract

Deep sea drilling in the eastern Indian Ocean shows that the oceanic crust off Western Australia is approximately 140 million years old and becomes younger to the west; this dates the initial opening of the Indian Ocean.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)952-954
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume180
Issue number4089
Publication statusPublished - 1973

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    Heirtzler, J. R., Veevers, J. V., Bolli, H. M., Carter, A. N., Cook, P. J., Krasheninnikov, V. A., ... Thayer, P. A. (1973). Age of the floor of the Eastern Indian Ocean. Science, 180(4089), 952-954.