The Oceanic Crust, from Accretion to Mantle Recycling

The Oceanic Crust, from Accretion to Mantle Recycling

Hardcover(1st Edition.)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781852331160
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 04/15/1999
Series: Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical Sciences Series
Edition description: 1st Edition.
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Oceans, continents, and the fundamental cycle of the oceanic lithosphere.- Magma series from oceanic domains.- Surveying and sampling the oceanic crust.- The worldwide oceanic ridge. Geographic extension, morphology and segmentation.- Structure and lithology of the oceanic crust of the present-day oceans.- Structure and lithology of fossic oceanic crust in ophiolites.- Shallow processes: volcanic and tectonic activity of oceanic ridges.- Deep processes: mantle diapirs, magma extraction and models of accretion magma chambers.- Basalt-seawater interaction: metamorphic and hydrothermal processes.- Intraplate oceanic magmatism.- The fate of the oceanic crust: from subduction to recycline.- Conclusion: the oceanic crust cycle.- References.- Index.

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