Eclogite formation and the Rheology, Buoyancy, Seismicity, and H2O Content of Oceanic Crust

  1. Gray E. Bebout,
  2. David W. Scholl,
  3. Stephen H. Kirby and
  4. John P. Platt
  1. Bradley R. Hacker

Published Online: 23 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM096p0337

Subduction Top to Bottom

Subduction Top to Bottom

How to Cite

Hacker, B. R. (1996) Eclogite formation and the Rheology, Buoyancy, Seismicity, and H2O Content of Oceanic Crust, in Subduction Top to Bottom (eds G. E. Bebout, D. W. Scholl, S. H. Kirby and J. P. Platt), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM096p0337

Author Information

  1. U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900780

Online ISBN: 9781118664575

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Keywords:

  • Subduction zones

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What are Blueschist and Eclogite?

  • Principal Densification Reactions

  • How Fast are Reactions in the Earth?

  • Composition of Igneous Oceanic Crust

  • Alteration of Igneous Oceanic Crust

  • Effects of Slow Transformation on Density and H20 Content

  • Discussion: Geodynamic Implications

  • Conclusions