Backarc Basins: Tectonics and Magmatism by J. W. Cole, D. J. Darby, T. A. Stern (auth.), Brian Taylor

By J. W. Cole, D. J. Darby, T. A. Stern (auth.), Brian Taylor (eds.)

Experts within the box supply the first finished overview of the tectonics and magmatism of backarc basins, overlaying their preliminary rift degree to mature spreading. entire with quite a few illustrations, all the twelve chapters makes a speciality of a tender, energetic backarc basin of the circum-Pacific-where volcano-tectonic approaches are most sensible studied as a result of their job. Key subject matters during this quantity comprise volcano-tectonics environment; reason and site; rift magmas; and hydrothermal job. Researchers additionally current versions of the dynamic approaches taking place in backarc basins.

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1984) may yet be discovered. Taking the recharge zone for these geothermal areas to be about 5000 km2 (Stem, 1987), the equivalent heat flow is then about 800 mW/m2, a value about 13 times greater than the continental norm and, as far as we are aware, one of the highest reported for any backarc basin. This may be because most backarc basins are oceanic and therefore covered by a shallow ocean that effectively masks the true heat output, thus resulting in an J. W. COLE et al. 12 CONVECTIVE HEAT OUTPUT (MW) While I.

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