Experimental Constraints on Thermal Cracking of Peridotite at Oceanic Spreading Centers

  1. C.R. German,
  2. J. Lin and
  3. L.M. Parson
  1. Brian Demartin1,
  2. Greg Hirth2 and
  3. Brian Evans3

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/148GM07

Mid-Ocean Ridges

Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Demartin, B., Hirth, G. and Evans, B. (2004) Experimental Constraints on Thermal Cracking of Peridotite at Oceanic Spreading Centers, in Mid-Ocean Ridges (eds C.R. German, J. Lin and L.M. Parson), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/148GM07

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mit/Whoi Joint Program in Oceanography, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole, Ma

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciencescambridge, Ma

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904139

Online ISBN: 9781118665879

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Keywords:

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

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Micromechanical Models

  • Experimental Techniques

  • Results of Thermal Cracking Experiments

  • Discussion of Experimental Results

  • Conclusions