Segmentation of mid-ocean ridges

@article{Schouten1985SegmentationOM,
  title={Segmentation of mid-ocean ridges},
  author={Hans Schouten and Kim D. Klitgord and J Andrew Whitehead},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1985},
  volume={317},
  pages={225-229}
}
Studies of mid-ocean ridges in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans show that the volcanism that forms the oceanic crust along the spreading-plate boundaries is concentrated at regular intervals related to spreading rate. This observation and a new calculation for a Rayleigh–Taylor type of gravitational instability of a partially molten mantle region growing… CONTINUE READING