Mechanics of Stretching Elastic-Plastic-Viscous Layers: Applications to Slow-Spreading Mid-Ocean Ridges

  1. W. Roger Buck,
  2. Paul T. Delaney,
  3. Jeffrey A. Karson and
  4. Yves Lagabrielle
  1. Alexei N. B. Poliakov1 and
  2. W. R. Buck2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM106p0305

Faulting and Magmatism at Mid-Ocean Ridges

Faulting and Magmatism at Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Poliakov, A. N. B. and Buck, W. R. (1998) Mechanics of Stretching Elastic-Plastic-Viscous Layers: Applications to Slow-Spreading 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/GM106p0305

Author Information

  1. 1

    Laboratoire de Géophysique et Tectonique, Université de Montpellier II, Montpellier, France

  2. 2

    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY

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

  • Previous Models for Axial Valleys

  • Model Formulation

  • Results for Stretching a Single Layer

  • Crustal Accretion and Mantle Stretching

  • Conclusions