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OCOptical Carrier
OCOrange County (California; New York)
OCOver Clock (computer CPU)
OCOf Course
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OCOklahoma Christian University
OCOcean City, MD
OCOcean City
OCOpen Carry (firearm possession)
OCOwn Character
OCOriginal Character (fanfiction new, made-up character)
OCOxyContin (prescription drug; aka Oxys)
OCOrder Confirmation (purchases)
OCOut of Control
OCOdessa College (Odessa, Texas)
OCOrange Crush
OCOpen Circuit (SCUBA and electronics)
OCOn Center
OCOnline Community
OCOffensive Coordinator (football)
OCOriginal Content
OCOwl City (band)
OCOrganic Carbon
OCOrganizing Committee (various organizations)
OCOn Camera
OCOffice Call
OCObsessive-Compulsive
OCOral Contraceptive
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OCOrganized Crime
OCOptical Center
OCOleoresin Capsicum (active ingredient in pepper spray)
OCOregon City (Oregon)
OCOberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio)
OCOvercoat
OCOld Chicago (restaurant)
OCOrospu Cocugu (Turkish: Son of a Bitch)
OCOregon Coast
OCOn Course
OCOrder of Canada
OCOak Cliff (Dallas neighborhood)
OCCommunications Division (US Coast Guard)
OCOliver Cromwell
OCOral Communication
OCOptional Component (Microsoft Windows)
OCOther Character
OCOfficer Commanding
OCOffice Coordinator (administrative position)
OCOffice of Censorship
OCOperating Cost
OCOil Cooled (welding)
OCOversight Committee
OCOffice of Communications
OCOvercurrent
OCOperating Company
OCOptical Communications
OCOrientation Course
OCOfficer in Command
OCOld Chinese (language of pre 400BC)
OCOpenCup (online tournament)
OCObject Class
OCOrganochlorine
OCOpen Collector (electronics, transistors)
OCOffice of Compliance (US FDA)
OCOwners Corporation (Australia)
OCOfficer of the Order of Canada
OCOld Chap (ham radio shorthand)
OCOttawa-Carleton
OCOptical Channel
OCOperational Control
OCOpen Content
OCOperating Characteristic
OCOffice of the Commissioner
OCOpen Canvas (art program)
OCOffice of the Comptroller
OCOakland City (Indiana College)
OCOperational Capability
OCOperation Center
OCOfficer Candidate
OCOperator Console
OCOld Covenant (biblical law)
OCOperant Conditioning (a training technique)
OCOpposing Counsel (legal notation)
OCOperating Committee
OCOutside Corner (measuring in construction)
OCOndes Courtes (French: shortwave)
OCOrlando Cabrera (baseball player)
OCObstetric Cholestasis
OCOxnard College (Oxnard, CA)
OCOver Crowded
OCOperating Carrier
OCOutput Compare
OCObserver Controller
OCOpen Computing
OCOceanic Crust
OCOperation Class
OCOutput Coupler (optics, lasers)
OCOcean Conservancy
OCOperations Coordinator
OCOffering Circular
OCOracle Clinical
OCOakwood College (Alabama)
OCOglethorpe County (Georgia)
OCOptical Colonoscopy
OCOn-scene Commander
OCOperations Controller
OCOverture Center (performing arts)
OCOutput Check
OCOut Calls
OCOrganisme Certificateur
OCOut Cast (gaming clan)
OCOne Communications, Inc.
OCOccupancy Certificate (residential license)
OCChristian O'Connell (radio personality; UK)
OCOctopus Card (Hong Kong smart payment card)
OCOperating Curve
OCOrganisme Conventionné (French: Accredited Body)
OCOperation Channel
OCOmnipotent Carnage (gaming clan)
OCOpenCalphad (computational thermodynamics)
OCOther's Cost
OCOutdoors Center (Texas A&M)
OCOutside Circumference
OCOver-Crossing
OCOrdinary Cadet
OCOrientation Counselor
OCOperation Context
OCOxygen Cutting
OCOpere Citato (Latin: In the Work Cited)
OCOperator Centralization
OCOrganizational Committee of ACC
OCOdin's Court (rock and metal band)
OCOrmiston College
OCOrdres Courants (French: current orders)
OCOudste Categorie (Dutch)
OCOfficer's Cook
OCOtaku Convention (Japanese film festival)
OCOrganizadora de Comercio (Spanish; Guatemala)
OCOrdnance Controller
OCOffice and Communication Module
OCOutside Contracting/Contractor
OCOrder of the Carmelites (religious order)
OCOutage Continuing
OCOuter Chuck
OCOperational Concept/Operating Concept
OCOchoa & Clary (chemistry team)
OCOpen Within Memory Cell
References in periodicals archive ?
The oceanic lithosphere under the ocean trench has close to neutral buoyancy (combining the 2.9 g/[cm.sup.3] 7-10 km thick oceanic crust with the 3.27 g/[cm.sup.3] 50-90 km thick rigid peridotite upper mantle).
The Oceanic crust, from accretion to mantle recycling, Springer--Praxis, Chichester, UK, pp: 390.
These measurements then allowed the researchers to determine oxygen concentration in seawater circulating in the rocks of the oceanic crust itself.
Geologists and other earth scientists from Europe, North America, and Australia discuss such topics as the geochemistry and secular geochemical evolution of the Earth's mantle and lower crust, geochemistry of the oceanic crust, some perspectives on stable isotope geochemistry, the geochemistry of the geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide, urban geochemistry, and archaeological and anthropological applications of isotopic and elemental geochemistry.
"The oceanic crust comprises 60% of the surface of our planet, so it is particularly pleasing to see work in this area recognised."
Now, using detailed paleogeographic reconstructions, scientists from Royal Holioway, University of London and Utrecht University in the Netherlands have proposed a new explanation: the 'rollback' of a single slab of oceanic crust. They suggest that as the slab sank into the mantle, the subduction zone rolled back into the Australian plate as it migrated northwards.
Some topics include: continental and oceanic lithosphere structure from long-range seismic profiling, the fate of subducted oceanic crust and the origin of intraplate volcanism, volatiles in the mantle lithosphere, deformable lithospheric plates, space and time variations of elastic and anelastic properties in the shallow lithosphere, and possible paleoshorelines and the evolution of the lithosphere on Mars.
Although ophiolite generally is interpreted to be oceanic crust (i.e., Coleman, 1977; Le Maitre, 1989) and upper mantle, the use of the term should be independent of its supposed origin (Anonymous, 1972; Wilson, 1989).
The notion that rifted continental margins consist of thinned, extended continental crust abutting normal oceanic crust was dispelled years ago, nowhere more emphatically than in studies of the Iberian margin, where serpentinized peridotite was discovered intervening between extended continental crust and oceanic crust.
The bacterial communities in oceanic crust were as fertile and prodigious as those found in soil on farms.
Indeed, to explain the presence of certain radioactive elements in Earth's oceanic crust, it's thought that a nearby supernova, possibly originating from the Scorpius-Centaurus OB Association when it was much closer to us, exploded some 3 million years ago (S&T: March 2007, page 26).
Dr Macleod said, 'The oceanic crust is usually 6km to 7km thick but the Earth's crust seems to be absent in this area of the Atlantic.