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Oceanic Hotspots: Intraplate Submarine Magmatism and Tectonism

Edited By: R Hekinian, P Stoffers and JL Cheminée

380 pages, 211 illus

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #144395 | ISBN: 3540408592
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About this book

Provides a comprehensive overview of recent and ongoing research on intraplate volcanism in the ocean basins with special emphasis on the Pacific Ocean.


Contents

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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