Oceanic Basalts

P. A. Floyd


Oceanic basalts are the most abundant rock type found at the earth's surface, and as such they have been the subject of considerable research, particularly since the concept of sea-floor spreading became widely accepted. This book provides a review of these rocks, first dicussing how we sample the ocean floor and what we know about the structure of the oceanic crust, followed by an overview of the various regional settings (Pacific crust, Atlantic crust, marginal basins, seamounts and islands) and finally examines the main processes (and their interactions) which prevail during the generation and emplacement of oceanic basalt magmas. This is a volume for geologists, geochemists and geophysicists and a source of reference for advanced undergraduate students and postgraduates in these disciplines.

Medie Bøger     Hardcover bog   (Bog med hård ryg og stift omslag)
Udgave 1. udgave
Udgivet 30/09-1991
ISBN13 9780216926974
Forlag Springer
Antal sider 480
Estimeret vægt 949 gram
Sprog Engelsk