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Crustal structure of the ultra-slow spreading Knipovich Ridge, North Atlantic, along a presumed ridge segment center

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Title: Crustal structure of the ultra-slow spreading Knipovich Ridge, North Atlantic, along a presumed ridge segment center
Authors: Kandilarov, Aleksandre Browse this author
Landa, Hildegunn Browse this author
Mjelde, Rolf Browse this author
Pedersen, Rolf B. Browse this author
Okino, Kyoko Browse this author
Murai, Yoshio Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Knipovich Ridge
Ultra-slow spreading
Crustal structure
Refraction seismics
Ocean bottom seismometer
Multichannel seismic reflection
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Journal Title: Marine Geophysical Researches
Volume: 31
Issue: 3
Start Page: 173
End Page: 195
Publisher DOI: 10.1007/s11001-010-9095-8
Abstract: A combined ocean bottom seismometer, multi-channel seismic reflection and gravity study has been carried out along the spreading direction of the Knipovich Ridge over a topographic high that defines a segment center. The youngest parts of the crust in the immediate vicinity of the ridge reveal fractured Oceanic Layer 2 and thermally expanded and possibly serpentinized Oceanic Layer 3. The mature part of the crust has normal thickness and seismic velocities with no significant crustal thickness and seismic velocity variations. Mature Oceanic Layer 2 is in addition broken into several rotated fault blocks. Comparison with a profile acquired ∼40 km north of the segment center reveals significant differences. Along this profile, reported earlier, periods of slower spreading led to generation of thin crust with a high P-wave velocity (Vp), composed of a mixture of gabbro and serpentinized mantle, while periods of faster spreading led to generation of more normal gabbroic crust. For the profile across the segment center no clear relation exists between spreading rate and crustal thickness and seismic velocity. In this study we have found that higher magmatism may lead to generation of oceanic crust with normal thickness even at ultra-slow spreading rates.
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Submitter: 村井 芳夫

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