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Segmentation of mid-ocean ridges

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DOI: 10.1038/317225a0

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Abstract

Studies of mid-ocean ridges in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans show that the volcanism that forms the oceanic crust along the spreading-plate boundaries is concentrated at regular intervals related to spreading rate. This observation and a new calculation for a Rayleigh-Taylor type of gravitational instability of a partially molten mantle region growing under spreading centres yield reasonable estimates of upper mantle viscosities. ?? 1985 Nature Publishing Group.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Segmentation of mid-ocean ridges
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/317225a0
Volume
317
Issue:
6034
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Nature
First page:
225
Last page:
229
Number of Pages:
5