Hydrogeology of the Oceanic Lithosphere

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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.
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"Suffice to say, the book contains just about everything you wanted to know (or wanted to know that you didn't know) about how the ocean crust gets old."
Colin Devey, Economic Geology
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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)

Meet the Author

Earl Davis is a senior research scientist at the Pacific Geoscience Centre, Geological Survey of Canada.

Harry Elderfield is Professor of Ocean Geochemistry and Palaeochemistry in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

1 Variability of heat flux through the seafloor : discovery of hydrothermal circulation in the oceanic crust 3
2 Foundations of research into heat, fluid, and chemical fluxes in oceanic crust 28
3 Variability of ocean crustal structure created along the global mid-ocean ridge 59
4 Fracturing and fluid flow in the oceanic crust : insights from borehole imaging and other downhole measurements 108
5 Hydrothermal aging of oceanic crust : inferences from seismic refraction and borehole studies 128
6 Sediment permeability, distribution, and influence on fluxes in oceanic basement 151
7 In situ determinations of the permeability of the igneous oceanic crust 189
8 Observations of temperature and pressure : constraints on ocean crustal hydrologic state, properties, and flow 225
9 Hydrothermal insights from the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus 272
10 Deep-seated oceanic heat flow, heat deficits, and hydrothermal circulation 311
11 Rates of flow and patterns of fluid circulation 337
12 Applying fundamental principles and mathematical models to understand processes and estimate parameters 376
13 Geothermal evidence for continuing hydrothermal circulation in older (>60 M.y.) ocean crust 414
14 Alteration and mass transport in mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems : controls on the chemical and isotopic evolution of high-temperature crustal fluids 451
15 Alteration of the upper oceanic crust : mineralogy, chemistry, and processes 495
16 Ridge flank sediment-fluid interactions 534
17 Microbial reactions in marine sediments 572
18 Microbial mediation of oceanic crust alteration 606
19 Geochemical fluxes through mid-ocean ridge flanks 627
20 Insight into the hydrogeology and alteration of oceanic lithosphere based on subduction zones and arc volcanism 659
21 Hydrothermal fluxes in a global context 677
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