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Observations of flexure and the geological evolution of the Pacific Ocean basin

Auteurs :
WATTS, A. B.
BODINE, J. H.
RIBE, N. M.

Description :
The response of the Pacific plate to oceanic island and seamount loads has been used to estimate the distribution of ridge crest and off-ridge volcanism on the plate since the late Jurassic. The most extensive event, forming the Hess rise, Line Islands ridge, Necker ridge, and Robbie ridge, occurred on the Pacific/Farallon and Pacific/Phoenix ridge crests during the interval 90-120Myr BP (Barremian to Turonian). This event, which extended over a much larger area than comparable volcanism on the continents, is one of the largest to be documented in the geological record.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Nature London, 1980, vol. 283, n°. 5747, p. 532-537, Références bibliographiques : 49 réf.

Date :
1980

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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