Recent MORB Volcaniclastic Explosive Deposits Formed Between 500 and 1750 m.b.s.l. on the Axis of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, South of the Azores

  1. James D.L. White,
  2. John L. Smellie and
  3. David A. Clague
  1. Jean-Philippe Eissen1,
  2. Yves Fouquet2,
  3. Delphine Hardy3 and
  4. Héléne Ondréas2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/140GM09

Explosive Subaqueous Volcanism

Explosive Subaqueous Volcanism

How to Cite

Eissen, J.-P., Fouquet, Y., Hardy, D. and Ondréas, H. (2003) Recent MORB Volcaniclastic Explosive Deposits Formed Between 500 and 1750 m.b.s.l. on the Axis of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, South of the Azores, in Explosive Subaqueous Volcanism (eds J. D.L. White, J. L. Smellie and D. A. Clague), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/140GM09

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut de Recherche Pour le déVeloppement, UR Aléas et Processus Volcaniques, Quito, Ecuador

  2. 2

    Institut Français Pour l'Exploitation de la Mer, GéOlogie Marine, Centre de Brest , Plouzané, France

  3. 3

    Institut Géologie Albert de Lapparent, Cergy-Pontoise, France and Institut de Recherche Pour le Développement, Centre de Bretagne, Plouzané, France

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909998

Online ISBN: 9781118668665

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Keywords:

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

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Geological Setting

  • Segment Morphology

  • Extent of the Deposits

  • Constraints on the Duration of Activity

  • Lithology of the Deposits

  • Geochemistry of the Deposits

  • Vesicularity

  • Grain Size of the Deposits

  • Morphology of the Clasts

  • Discussion