The Ontong Java Plateau

  1. John J. Mahoney and
  2. Millard F. Coffin
  1. Clive R. Neal1,
  2. John J. Mahoney2,
  3. Loren W. Kroenke2,
  4. Robert A. Duncan3 and
  5. Michael G. Petterson4

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM100p0183

Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism

Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism

How to Cite

Neal, C. R., Mahoney, J. J., Kroenke, L. W., Duncan, R. A. and Petterson, M. G. (1997) The Ontong Java Plateau, in Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism (eds J. J. Mahoney and M. F. Coffin), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM100p0183

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

  2. 2

    School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

  3. 3

    College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

  4. 4

    British Geological Survey, Muchison House, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900827

Online ISBN: 9781118664346

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Keywords:

  • Flood basalts;
  • Volcanism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physical Features and Gross Structure of the OJP

  • Tectonic Setting of OJP Emplacement

  • The OJP and Cretaceous Plate Motions

  • Relationship to the Solomon Islands

  • Geochemistry and Age of Basement

  • Evaluation of OJP Source Region and Melting Characteristics

  • Crystal Fractionation and the Hidden Cumulates

  • Uplift and Subsidence of the OJP

  • Subductibility of the OJP

  • Future Research Avenues