Tectonic and Volcanic Controls on Hydrothermal Processes at the Mid-Ocean Ridge: an Overview Based on Near-Bottom and Submersible Studies

  1. Susan E. Humphris,
  2. Robert A. Zierenberg,
  3. Lauren S. Mullineaux and
  4. Richard E. Thomson
  1. Daniel J. Fornari1 and
  2. Robert W. Embley2

Published Online: 22 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM091p0001

Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems: Physical, Chemical, Biological, and Geological Interactions

Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems: Physical, Chemical, Biological, and Geological Interactions

How to Cite

Fornari, D. J. and Embley, R. W. (1995) Tectonic and Volcanic Controls on Hydrothermal Processes at the Mid-Ocean Ridge: an Overview Based on Near-Bottom and Submersible Studies, in Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems: Physical, Chemical, Biological, and Geological Interactions (eds S. E. Humphris, R. A. Zierenberg, L. S. Mullineaux and R. E. Thomson), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM091p0001

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Noaa, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900483

Online ISBN: 9781118663998

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Keywords:

  • Hydrothermal vents—Congresses;
  • Hydrothermal deposits—Congresses;
  • Hydrothermal vent ecology—Congresses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Slow-Spreading System

  • Intermediate Spreading Centers: The Galapagos Rift and Northern East Pacific Rise

  • Northeast Pacific Spreading Centers

  • The East Pacific Rise: Fast- and Superfast-Spreading System

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions