Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Research article
23 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 23 Mar 2020

Scars in the abyss: reconstructing sequence, location and temporal change of the 78 plough tracks of the 1989 DISCOL deep-sea disturbance experiment in the Peru Basin

Florian Gausepohl, Anne Hennke, Timm Schoening, Kevin Köser, and Jens Greinert


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Jan 2020) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Anne Hennke on behalf of the Authors (23 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Jan 2020) by Jack Middelburg
AR by Anne Hennke on behalf of the Authors (08 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
In the course of former German environmental impact studies associated with manganese-nodule mining, the DISCOL experiment was conducted in 1989 in the Peru Basin. The disturbance tracks created by a plough harrow in the area are still apparent and could be located by high-resolution mapping techniques. The analysis presented in this study reveals the age sequence and the temporal change of the tracks which facilitates more detailed sample interpretations within the area.
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