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COBBOOM: The Continental Breakkup and Birth of Oceans Mission

Sawyer, Dale S. and Coffin, Millard F. and Reston, Timothy J. and Stock, Joann M. and Hopper, John R. (2007) COBBOOM: The Continental Breakkup and Birth of Oceans Mission. Scientific Drilling, 5 . pp. 13-25. ISSN 1816-3459. doi:10.2204/iodp.sd.5.02.2007. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180427-155654058

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Abstract

The rupture of continents and creation of new oceans is a fundamental yet primitively understood aspect of the plate tectonic cycle. Building upon past achievements by ocean drilling and geophysical and geologic studies, we propose “The Continental Breakup and Birth of Oceans Mission (COBBOOM)” as the next major phase of discovery, for which sampling by drilling will be essential. In September 2006, fifty-one scientists from six continents gathered in Pontresina, Switzerland to discuss current knowledge of continental breakup and sedimentary basin formation and how the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) can deepen that knowledge (Coffin et al., 2006). Workshop participants discussed a global array of rifted margins (Fig. 1), formulated the critical problems to be addressed by future drilling and related investigations, and identified key rift systems poised for IODP investigations.


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Additional Information:© Author(s) 2007. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. The authors appreciate input to this paper by participants in the IODP Workshop on Continental Breakup and Sedimentary Basin Formation as well as contributors who did not attend the workshop. We thank the IODP for providing the principal funding for the workshop held in Pontresina, Switzerland on 15–18 September 2006. We thank InterMARGINS for making it possible for scientists from non-IODP member countries to participate in the workshop. Gianreto Manatschal handled the logistics of the workshop and led an incredible field trip to a rifted margin crust and exhumed upper mantle in the Alps. Finally, we acknowledge the essential contributions of Kelly Kryc of IODP-MI who organized the workshop.
DOI:10.2204/iodp.sd.5.02.2007
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Official Citation:Sawyer, D. S., Coffin, M. F., Reston, T. J., Stock, J. M., and Hopper, J. R.: COBBOOM: The Continental Breakup and Birth of Oceans Mission, Sci. Dril., 5, 13-25, https://doi.org/10.2204/iodp.sd.5.02.2007, 2007.
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