Imaging the deep seismic structure beneath a mid-ocean ridge: the MELT experiment

  title={Imaging the deep seismic structure beneath a mid-ocean ridge: the MELT experiment},
  author={Donald William Forsyth and Daniel S. Scheirer},
  volume={280 5367},
The Mantle Electromagnetic and Tomography (MELT) Experiment was designed to distinguish between competing models of magma generation beneath mid-ocean ridges. Seismological observations demonstrate that basaltic melt is present beneath the East Pacific Rise spreading center in a broad region several hundred kilometers across and extending to depths greater than 100 kilometers, not just in a narrow region of high melt concentration beneath the spreading center, as predicted by some models. The… CONTINUE READING
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