You won’t be left alone; the Travelrite tour manager will be looking after you. Deck plans Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, MV Prinsendam is a most intimate ship.Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship.1 GNS Science, Private Bag 1930, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand 2 GNS Science, P. Box 30368, Lower Hutt 5040, New Zealand 3 SGEES, Victoria University of Wellington, P. Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand 4 Service Géologique de Nouvelle Calédonie, B. 465, Nouma 98845, New Caledonia 5 School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia region of the southwest Pacific Ocean is made up of continental crust.The region has elevated bathymetry relative to surrounding oceanic crust, diverse and silica-rich rocks, and relatively thick and low-velocity crustal structure. 2017 10.1130/GSATG321A.1 Earth’s surface is divided into two types of crust, continental and oceanic, and into 14 major tectonic plates (Fig. In combination, these divisions provide a powerful descriptive framework in which to understand and investigate Earth’s history and processes. Double flood basalts and plume head separation at the 660 kilometer discontinuity, Science, 266, 1367-1369.
The identification of Zealandia as a geological continent, rather than a collection of continental islands, fragments, and slices, more correctly represents the geology of this part of Earth. Simultaneously, there have been advances in our understanding of continental rifting, continent-ocean boundaries (COBs), and the discovery of a number of micro-continental fragments that were stranded in the ocean basins during supercontinent breakups (e.g., Buck, 1991; Lister et al., 1991; Gaina et al., 2003; Franke, 2013; Eagles et al., 2015). Figure 1 Simplified map of Earth’s tectonic plates and continents, including Zealandia. Large igneous province (LIP) submarine plateaus shown by blue dashed lines: AP—Agulhas Plateau; KP—Kerguelen Plateau; OJP—Ontong Java Plateau; MP—Manihiki Plateau; HP—Hikurangi Plateau.
The first three points are defining elements of continental crust and are explained in many geoscience textbooks and reviews (e.g., Holmes, 1965; Christensen and Mooney, 1995; Levander et al., 2005; Kearey et al., 2009; Condie, 2015). Furthermore, the 4.9 Mkm area of continental crust is large and separate enough to be considered not just as a continental fragment or a microcontinent, but as an actual continent—Zealandia.
To our knowledge, the last point—how “major” a piece of continental crust has to be to be called a continent—is almost never discussed, Cogley (1984) being an exception. This is not a sudden discovery but a gradual realization; as recently as 10 years ago we would not have had the accumulated data or confidence in interpretation to write this paper.
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