Accession Number:

ADA636705

Title:

Morphology of the Northern Reykjanes Ridge and Southwestern Iceland as Related to Volcanogenic Processes

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STATE OF TEXAS AUSTIN OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

LONG TERM GOALS. Relate the terrestrial and submarine geomorphology of a shallow water mid-ocean ridge system to determine the causative processes for slow spreading Atlantic type end member. SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVE. Refine the submarine morphology of the northern Reykjanes Ridge. Compare marine and terrestrial geomorphology to determine similarities and differences and the underlying constructional processes and causes. Merger of data sets to give definitive theories on the origin of the morphology as related vocanogenic and mantle processes. APPROACH. Sea floor morphology will be analyzed using geomorphic techniques. Petrographic analysis will be undertaken to determine origin of samples and chemical affinities.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE