Edited By: R Hekinian, P Stoffers and JL Cheminée
380 pages, 211 illus
Provides a comprehensive overview of recent and ongoing research on intraplate volcanism in the ocean basins with special emphasis on the Pacific Ocean.
Introduction.- Seafloor Topography and Morphology of the Superswell Region.- Seismicity of the Society and Austral Hotspot in the South Pacific: Seismic Direction, Monitoring and Interpretations of Underwater Volcanism.- Lithospheric Density Structure of Hot Spot Swells.- Origin of 45 Ma Bends along the Hawaii-Emperor Seamount Chain.- South Pacific Intraplate Volcanism: Structure Morphology and Style of Eruption.- Importance of Submarine Landslide in French Polynesia.- Mantle Plumes are not Ancient Oceanic Crust.- The Sources for Hotspot Volcanism in the South Pacific Ocean.- Plume-Hotspot Interaction: New Perspectives.- Intraplate Metagabbros Ejecta from Macdonald Seamount of the Austral Hotspot.- The Foundation Chain: Inferring Hotspot-Plate Interaction from a Weak Seamount Trail.- Hydrothermal Iron and Manganese Crusts from the Pitcairn Hot Spot Region.- Biogenic Methane Formation in Hotspot-Related Submarine Hydrothermal Systems of Pitcairn, Society and Austral Regions.
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