Oceanic Hydrothermal Circulation: Mesoscale and Basin-Scale Flow

  1. Susan E. Humphris,
  2. Robert A. Zierenberg,
  3. Lauren S. Mullineaux and
  4. Richard E. Thomson
  1. Karl R. Helfrich1 and
  2. Kevin G. Speer2

Published Online: 22 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM091p0347

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

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

How to Cite

Helfrich, K. R. and Speer, K. G. (1995) Oceanic Hydrothermal Circulation: Mesoscale and Basin-Scale Flow, 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/GM091p0347

Author Information

  1. 1

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Laboratoire De Physigue Des Oceans, Ifremer, Plouzane, France

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

  • Buoyant Plume Phase

  • Lateral Spreading and Geostrophic Vortex Formation

  • Basin Scale ,β–Plume

  • Discussion