Atlantis Online
June 25, 2024, 02:57:09 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Did Humans Colonize the World by Boat?
Research suggests our ancestors traveled the oceans 70,000 years ago
http://discovermagazine.com/2008/jun/20-did-humans-colonize-the-world-by-boat
 
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Pages: 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9 10 [11] 12   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: the Mid-Atlantic Ridge  (Read 22287 times)
Carolyn Silver
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 4611



« Reply #150 on: September 27, 2009, 04:59:39 am »

Atlantis Massif is a domal sea floor mountain with nearly over 4000 meters of vertical relief (that's about 1.5 Pikes Peaks). The upper surface of Atlantis Massif is now believed to be an exposed low angle normal fault, which uplifted rocks from the Earth's mantle to their current mountainous exposure.

Relevant Publications from Atlantis Massif:

Schroeder, T. , John, B, 2004, Strain localization on an oceanic detachment fault system, Atlantis Massif, 30°N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, v. 5, N. 11

Blackman, D. K., Karson, J.A., Kelley, D.S., Cann, J.R., Früh-Green, G.L., Gee, J.S., Hurst, S.D., John, B.E. Morgan, J., Nooner, S.L., Ross, D.K., Schroeder, T.J., and Williams, E.A., 2004, Geology of the Atlantis Massif (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 30°N): Implications for the Evolution of an Ultramafic Oceanic Core Complex: Marine Geophysical Researches, v. 23, p. 443-469.

Schroeder, T. , John, B., and Frost, B.R., 2002, Geologic implications of seawater circulation through peridotite exposed at slow-spreading ridges, Geology, v. 30, p. 367-370.
Report Spam   Logged
Pages: 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9 10 [11] 12   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy