Sea-floor tectonics and submarine hydrothermal systems

@inproceedings{Hannington2005SeafloorTA,
  title={Sea-floor tectonics and submarine hydrothermal systems},
  author={M. Hannington and C. D. Ronde and S. Petersen},
  year={2005}
}
The discovery of metal-depositing hot springs on the sea floor, and especially their link to chemosynthetic life, was among the most compelling and significant scientific advances of the twentieth century. More than 300 sites of hydrothermal activity and sea-floor mineralization are known on the ocean floor. About 100 of these are sites of high-temperature venting and polymetallic sulfide deposits. They occur at mid-ocean ridges (65%), in back-arc basins (22%), and on submarine volcanic arcs… Expand

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