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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1463-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1463-2020
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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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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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