Submarine Strombolian Eruptions on the Gorda Mid-Ocean Ridge

  1. James D.L. White,
  2. John L. Smellie and
  3. David A. Clague
  1. David A. Clague1,
  2. Alicé S. Davis1 and
  3. Jacqueline E. Dixon2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/140GM07

Explosive Subaqueous Volcanism

Explosive Subaqueous Volcanism

How to Cite

Clague, D. A., Davis, A. S. and Dixon, J. E. (2003) Submarine Strombolian Eruptions on the Gorda Mid-Ocean Ridge, in Explosive Subaqueous Volcanism (eds J. D.L. White, J. L. Smellie and D. A. Clague), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/140GM07

Author Information

  1. 1

    Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, California

  2. 2

    Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909998

Online ISBN: 9781118668665



  • Sea-floor spreading;
  • Explosive volcanic eruptions;
  • Hydrothermal vents;
  • Marine sediments


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Volcaniclastic Morb from Gorda Ridge

  • Prior Evidence for Morb Volatile Loss

  • Morb Volatile Exsolution History

  • Water Column Event Plumes

  • MID-Ocean Ridge Magma Chambers

  • Concluding Remarks