Seamounts galore in Oceanography special issue 24 February 2010Posted by admin in current research, submarine volcanism.
Tags: oceanography, seamounts, undersea volcanism, volcanological research
The latest issue (vol. 23, no. 1, March 2010) of the official magazine of The Oceanography Society, Oceanography, is devoted to the study of undersea mountains or seamounts. This special issue is entitled, not surprisingly, ‘Mountains in the Sea’ and features fascinating content by some very distinguished contributors, and, best news of all, the online version is free!
Seamount volcanism is an important theme in many of the articles, as might be expected. The following focus particularly on volcanic matters (links are direct to the PDFs):
- A. A. P. Koppers & A. B. Watts: Intraplate Seamounts as a Window into Deep Earth Processes (PDF, 2.1 MB)
- H. Staudigel & D. A. Clague: The Geological History of Deep-Sea Volcanoes: Biosphere, Hydrosphere, and Lithosphere Interactions (PDF, 904 KB)
- A. T. Fisher & C. D. Wheat: Seamounts as Conduits for Massive Fluid, Heat, and Solute Fluxes on Ridge Flanks (PDF, 940 KB)
- H. Staudigel, A. A. P. Koppers, T. A. Plank & B. B. Hanan: Seamounts in the Subduction Factory (PDF, 368 KB)
The table of contents for this special issue of Oceanography gives direct links to all the content, and USGS director Marcia McNutt provides a foreword (PDF). Also: Oceanography home page, The Oceanography Society home page, and a press release at ScienceDaily.