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Mantle Flow, Lithospheric Accretion and Segmentation of Oceanic Ridges

  • A. Nicolas
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Part of the Petrology and Structural Geology book series (PESG, volume 4)

Abstract

Lithospheric accretion and mantle flow pattern beneath oceanic spreading centers are studied here following two approaches. The main one relies on geophysical data collected at oceanic sites and the other, on geological observations made in ophiolites.

Keywords

Spreading Center Oceanic Ridge Seismic Anisotropy Mantle Flow Ridge Axis 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Nicolas
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  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of MontpellierFrance

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