Influence of ridge migration and proximity to hot spots on the morphology of slow‐ and intermediate‐spreading centers

  title={Influence of ridge migration and proximity to hot spots on the morphology of slow‐ and intermediate‐spreading centers},
  author={Stacy Supak and Suzanne M. Carbotte and Ken C. Macdonald},
  journal={Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems},
Recent observations of ridge bathymetry suggest magmatic segmentation at fast- and intermediate-spreading centers is linked to the migration of the spreading axis over the mantle. At fast- and intermediate-spreading centers, Carbotte et al. (2004) observed that leading segments, those that are offset in the direction of ridge migration, are typically shallower (interpreted to be magmatically robust) relative to trailing segments across first- and second-order discontinuities. The model set… Expand
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