The Louisville Ridge—A Possible Extention of the Eltanin Fracture Zone

  1. Joseph L. Reid
  1. Dennis E. Hayes and
  2. Maurice Ewing

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR015p0223

Antarctic Oceanology I

Antarctic Oceanology I

How to Cite

Hayes, D. E. and Ewing, M. (1971) The Louisville Ridge—A Possible Extention of the Eltanin Fracture Zone, in Antarctic Oceanology I (ed J. L. Reid), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR015p0223

Author Information

  1. Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, New York 10964

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1971

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875901152

Online ISBN: 9781118664438

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Keywords:

  • Bathymetric data;
  • Eltanin fracture zone;
  • Louisville ridge;
  • Lousiville ridge;
  • Magnetic anomalies;
  • Sea floor spreading

Summary

Evidence is given for existence of a continuous narrow aseismic ridge, probably a north-westerly extension of the Eltanin Fracture Zone to the Tonga-Kermadec Trench. Many of the traverses show the ridge crest to be flattened at a depth of about 800 fm.