Hydrogeology of the Oceanic Lithosphere

Hydrogeology of the Oceanic Lithosphere

by Earl E. Davis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521819296

ISBN-13: 9780521819299

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"A comprehensive and up-to-date review of the subject of the nature, causes, and consequences of fluid flow in oceanic crust, this edited volume sets in context much recent research for the first time." "The book begins with a concise review of the relatively brief history of its subject, which began shortly after the dawning of plate-tectonic theory little more than…  See more details below

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"A comprehensive and up-to-date review of the subject of the nature, causes, and consequences of fluid flow in oceanic crust, this edited volume sets in context much recent research for the first time." "The book begins with a concise review of the relatively brief history of its subject, which began shortly after the dawning of plate-tectonic theory little more than 30 years ago. It then describes the nature and important consequences of fluid flow in the sub-seafloor, ending with a summary of how the oceans are affected by the surprisingly rapid exchange of water between the crust and the water column overhead. The accompanying CD includes a full and easily navigated set of diagrams and captions, references, and photos of the research vessels, submersibles, and tools used in marine-hydrologic studies." A valuable resource for graduate students and researchers of earth sciences and oceanography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521819299
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
Book & CD-ROM
Pages:
726
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.65(d)

Table of Contents

1Variability of heat flux through the seafloor : discovery of hydrothermal circulation in the oceanic crust3
2Foundations of research into heat, fluid, and chemical fluxes in oceanic crust28
3Variability of ocean crustal structure created along the global mid-ocean ridge59
4Fracturing and fluid flow in the oceanic crust : insights from borehole imaging and other downhole measurements108
5Hydrothermal aging of oceanic crust : inferences from seismic refraction and borehole studies128
6Sediment permeability, distribution, and influence on fluxes in oceanic basement151
7In situ determinations of the permeability of the igneous oceanic crust189
8Observations of temperature and pressure : constraints on ocean crustal hydrologic state, properties, and flow225
9Hydrothermal insights from the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus272
10Deep-seated oceanic heat flow, heat deficits, and hydrothermal circulation311
11Rates of flow and patterns of fluid circulation337
12Applying fundamental principles and mathematical models to understand processes and estimate parameters376
13Geothermal evidence for continuing hydrothermal circulation in older (>60 M.y.) ocean crust414
14Alteration and mass transport in mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems : controls on the chemical and isotopic evolution of high-temperature crustal fluids451
15Alteration of the upper oceanic crust : mineralogy, chemistry, and processes495
16Ridge flank sediment-fluid interactions534
17Microbial reactions in marine sediments572
18Microbial mediation of oceanic crust alteration606
19Geochemical fluxes through mid-ocean ridge flanks627
20Insight into the hydrogeology and alteration of oceanic lithosphere based on subduction zones and arc volcanism659
21Hydrothermal fluxes in a global context677

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