Diking, Event Plumes, and the Subsurface Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

  1. William S.D. Wilcock,
  2. Edward F Delong,
  3. Deborah S. Kelley,
  4. John A. Baross and
  5. S. Craig Cary
  1. Robert W. Embley and
  2. John E. Lupton

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/144GM06

The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Embley, R. W. and Lupton, J. E. (2004) Diking, Event Plumes, and the Subsurface Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges, in The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges (eds W. S.D. Wilcock, E. F. Delong, D. S. Kelley, J. A. Baross and S. Craig Cary), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/144GM06

Author Information

  1. Noaa, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Newport, Oregon

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904092

Online ISBN: 9781118666135

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Keywords:

  • Deep-sea ecology—Congresses;
  • Mid-ocean ridges—Congresses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and Background

  • Ocean Crustal Structure

  • Physical Properties of the Upper Ocean Crust

  • Axial Processes

  • Mechanics of Diking

  • Direct Observations of Mid-Ocean Ridge Dike Injection and Eruptions

  • Event Plumes

  • Mechanism of Event Plume Generation

  • Some Inferences about the Subsurface Biosphere in the Oceanic Crust

  • Conclusions