The Effects of Plate Thickening on Three-Dimensional, Passive Flow of the Mantle Beneath Mid-Ocean Ridges

  1. Jason Phipps Morgan,
  2. Donna K. Blackman and
  3. John M. Sinton
  1. Donna K. Blackman1 and
  2. Donald W. Forsyth2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM071p0311

Mantle Flow and Melt Generation at Mid-Ocean Ridges

Mantle Flow and Melt Generation at Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Blackman, D. K. and Forsyth, D. W. (1992) The Effects of Plate Thickening on Three-Dimensional, Passive Flow of the Mantle Beneath Mid-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/GM071p0311

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195

  2. 2

    Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence RI 02912

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

  • Models of Passive Mantle Flow at Mid-Ocean Ridges

  • Mantle Thermal Structure

  • Observed Bathymetry and Mantle Bouguer Anomalies

  • Predicted Bathymetry and Mantle Bouguer Anomalies

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions