The Rheology of the Lower Oceanic Crust: Implications for Lithospheric Deformation at Mid-Ocean Ridges

  1. W. Roger Buck,
  2. Paul T. Delaney,
  3. Jeffrey A. Karson and
  4. Yves Lagabrielle
  1. Greg Hirth1,
  2. Javier EscartíN3 and
  3. Jian Lin1

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM106p0291

Faulting and Magmatism at Mid-Ocean Ridges

Faulting and Magmatism at Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Hirth, G., EscartíN, J. and Lin, J. (1998) The Rheology of the Lower Oceanic Crust: Implications for Lithospheric Deformation at Mid-Ocean Ridges, in Faulting and Magmatism at Mid-Ocean Ridges (eds W. Roger Buck, P. T. Delaney, J. A. Karson and Y. Lagabrielle), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM106p0291

Author Information

  1. 1

    Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, U.S.A.

  2. 3

    Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University Of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JW, Scotland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900896

Online ISBN: 9781118664506

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Keywords:

  • Sea-floor spreading (Geology);
  • Faults (Geology);
  • Magmatism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Experimental Constraints on the Rheology of the Lower Oceanic Crust

  • The Water Content and Strength of the Lower Crust

  • Implications

  • Conclusions