The internal structure of oceanic plateaus: inferences from obducted Cretaceous terranes in western Colombia and the Caribbean

@inproceedings{Kerr1998TheIS,
  title={The internal structure of oceanic plateaus: inferences from obducted Cretaceous terranes in western Colombia and the Caribbean},
  author={Andrew Craig Kerr and John Tarney and Alvaro Nivia and Giselle F. Marriner and Andrew D. Saunders},
  year={1998}
}
Although the structure of mantle plume-derived oceanic plateaus has recently been assessed using remote geophysical techniques combined with petrological modelling, it is nevertheless desirable to test whether these (theoretical) rock types (dunites, gabbros and basalts) actually exist, and to establish their geochemical nature. Oceanic plateaus may have initially formed above or near sea level during a short vigorous pulse, and thereafter commonly subside to abyssal depths as the… CONTINUE READING

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