Petrological Systematics of Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts: Constraints on Melt Generation Beneath Ocean Ridges

  1. Jason Phipps Morgan,
  2. Donna K. Blackman and
  3. John M. Sinton
  1. Charles H. Langmuir1,
  2. Emily M. Klein2 and
  3. Terry Plank2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM071p0183

Mantle Flow and Melt Generation at Mid-Ocean Ridges

Mantle Flow and Melt Generation at Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Langmuir, C. H., Klein, E. M. and Plank, T. (1992) Petrological Systematics of Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts: Constraints on Melt Generation Beneath Ocean Ridges, in Mantle Flow and Melt Generation at Mid-Ocean Ridges (eds J. P. Morgan, D. K. Blackman and J. M. Sinton), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM071p0183

Author Information

  1. 1

    Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964

  2. 2

    Department of Geology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27706

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1992

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900353

Online ISBN: 9781118663875

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Keywords:

  • Volcanism—Congresses;
  • Earth—Mantle—Congresses;
  • Mid-ocean ridges—Congresses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic Theoretical Concepts

  • Observations

  • Modeling of Mantle Melting: Background and Previous Work

  • New Quantitative Model for Mantle Melting

  • Applications to Morb Data

  • Trace Element Constraints

  • Significance of Spreading Rate: A Key to Understanding the Local Trends?

  • Conclusions

  • Appendix A: Calculation of Feo, Mgo, Na2o and Tio2 During Adiabatic Melting Of The Mantle

  • Appendix B: Olivine Liquid Partitioning as a function of Temperature, Pressure and Liquid Composition

  • Appendix C: Modeling Complex Differentiation Processes