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Chapter 5.1, Problem 5.2TBF
Textbook Problem

Why is the sediment in Figure 5.1 very thin and the sediment layer in Figure 5.2 very thick?

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The reason why the sediment in Figure 5.1 is very thin and the sediment layer in Figure 5.2 is very thick.

Explanation of Solution

The appearance and thickness of the sediments depends on the location. Figure 5.1 illustrates sediment near the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. A sea anemone rests on the newly formed rock outcrops that are only lightly dusted with sediment.

In contrast to the rough ridge, figure 5...

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