Gephysical Constraints upon the Thermal Regime of the Ocean Crust

  1. C.R. German,
  2. J. Lin and
  3. L.M. Parson
  1. Martin C. Sinha1 and
  2. Rob L. Evans2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/148GM02

Mid-Ocean Ridges

Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Sinha, M. C. and Evans, R. L. (2004) Gephysical Constraints upon the Thermal Regime of the Ocean Crust, in Mid-Ocean Ridges (eds C.R. German, J. Lin and L.M. Parson), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/148GM02

Author Information

  1. 1

    Southampton Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, United Kingdom

  2. 2

    Department of Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904139

Online ISBN: 9781118665879



  • Hydrothermal circulation (Oceanography);
  • Mid-ocean ridges—Research;
  • Hydrothermal vents;
  • Sea-floor spreading;
  • Earth-Crust


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Key Processes and Global Fluxes

  • Thermal Regime of The Mantle Beneath Mid-Ocean Ridges

  • Magma Chambers and the Plutonic Crust

  • Upper Crust and Hydrothermal Circulation

  • High Level Magmatic Systems and Events

  • Amagmatic Hydrothermal Systems

  • Conclusions