Active Margins and Marginal Basins of the Western Pacific

Active Margins and Marginal Basins of the Western Pacific

Editor(s): Brian Taylor, James Natland

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013 04:54PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780875900452

Online ISBN: 9781118663967

DOI: 10.1029/GM088

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 88.

This volume focuses on the volcanic, fluid, sedimentary, and tectonic processes occurring in the trencharc-backarc systems of the western Pacific-a natural regional focus for studies of these themes. The results of ocean drilling and associated site surveys in the western Pacific have brought fundamental changes to our understanding of volcanism, crustal deformation, fluid circulation, and sedimentation in active margins and marginal basins. Our goal here is to synthesize the results of ocean drilling in a multi-disciplinary manner, including a comparison of the findings from drilling legs having similar themes, and to emphasize the significance of these results to the broader geoscience community.

Table of contents

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    2. Early Arc Volcanism and the Ophiolite Problem: A Perspective from Drilling in the Western Pacific (pages 1–30)

      Sherman H. Bloomer, Brian Taylor, Christopher J. Macleod, Robert J. Stern, Patricia Fryer, James W. Hawkins and Lynn Johnson

    3. Intrusive Volcanic Rocks in Western Pacific Forearcs (pages 31–43)

      Rex N. Taylor, Michael S. Marlow, Lynn E. Johnson, Brian Taylor, Sherman H. Bloomer and John G. Mitchell

    4. Sediment Diagenesis in Western Pacific Basins (pages 241–258)

      Marta E. Torres, Kathleen M. Marsaglia, Jonathan B. Martin and Richard W. Murray

    5. Sedimentation in Forearc Basins, Trenches, and Collision Zones of the Western Pacific: A Summary of Results from the Ocean Drilling Program (pages 315–353)

      Michael B. Underwood, Peter F. Ballance, Peter D. Clift, Richard N. Hiscott, Kathleen M. Marsaglia, Kevin T. Pickering and R. Pamela Reid