On the Global Distribution of Hydrothermal Vent Fields

  1. C.R. German,
  2. J. Lin and
  3. L.M. Parson
  1. Edward T. Baker1 and
  2. Christopher R. German2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/148GM10

Mid-Ocean Ridges

Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Baker, E. T. and German, C. R. (2004) On the Global Distribution of Hydrothermal Vent Fields, in Mid-Ocean Ridges (eds C.R. German, J. Lin and L.M. Parson), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/148GM10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Noaa/Pacific Marine Environment Laboratory, Seattle, Washington

  2. 2

    Southampton Oceanography Centre, Southampton, Uk

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

  • The Global Vent Field Distribution

  • “Fast” Ridges

  • “Slow” Ridges

  • Ultraslow Ridges

  • Hotspot-Affected Ridges

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions