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Conclusions and Recommendations
Pages 14-15

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... The oceanic crust is the site of fundamental earth processes that control or affect mountain building, earthquakes, ocean chemistry, ocean circulation and climate, and the placement of ore deposits. Another decade of ocean drilling holds promise of new contributions as important as the discoveries of the past ten years.
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... This floating scientific facility will have significantly greater capabilities and a much longer productive life expectancy than the venerable Glomar Challenger. The incremental costs of Explorer seem modest when weighed against the scientific benefits it promises to yield.

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