Mid-Ocean Ridges by Roger Searle

By Roger Searle

The world's mid-ocean ridges shape a unmarried, attached international ridge approach that's a part of each ocean, and is the longest mountain variety on the earth. Geologically lively, mid-ocean ridges are key websites of tectonic flow, in detail all in favour of seafloor spreading. This coursebook offers a multidisciplinary method of the technological know-how of mid-ocean ridges – crucial for an entire realizing of worldwide tectonics and geodynamics. Designed for graduate and complex undergraduate scholars, it's going to additionally supply a beneficial reference for pros in proper fields. historical past chapters supply a old creation and an summary of analysis suggestions, with succeeding chapters protecting the constitution of the lithosphere and crust, and volcanic, tectonic and hydrothermal techniques. A precis and synthesis bankruptcy recaps crucial issues to consolidate new studying. obtainable to scholars and pros operating in marine geology, plate tectonics, geophysics, geodynamics, volcanism and oceanography, this is often definitely the right creation to a key worldwide phenomenon.

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