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Submarine lavas and hyaloclastite


White, JDL and McPhie, J and Soule, SA, Submarine lavas and hyaloclastite, The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, Academic Press Ltd, H Sigurdsson, B Houghton, H Rymer, J Stix, S McNutt (ed), London, pp. 363-375. ISBN 9780123859389 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-385938-9.00019-5


Submarine lavas are important because they are the most widespread surficial igneous rocks on Earth. They are erupted at a variety of ocean water depths, display a wide spectrum of sizes, shapes, and compositions, and comprise up to 2 km of the uppermost ocean crust created at mid-ocean ridges or back-arc spreading centers (Chapter 3). Volcanoes at intra-oceanic convergent margins begin as small submarine volcanoes in deep water consisting of submarine lavas, hyaloclastite, intrusions, and in some cases submarine pyroclastic facies (Chapter 31). In submarine settings, rising magma commonly encounters thick successions of water-saturated, unconsolidated sediments and may fail to erupt, instead spreading laterally into the soft sediments to form shallow intrusions. Volcanoes also form on oceanic crust away from plate boundaries, and may grow large enough to form islands (e.g., Hawaii Emperor chain). This setting also includes huge submarine Java-dominated volcanic plateaus such as the Ontong-Java Plateau. Volcanic rocks from ancient submarine settings may be exposed on land, uplifted as a result of plate collisions. In this chapter, we summarize eruption styles and modem versus ancient products, present results from new studies of the modem seafloor, address the formation of hyaloclastite and peperite associated with seafloor lavas and intrusions, and review submarine felsic Java complexes.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:submarine, effusive, hyaloclastite, dome
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Volcanology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:McPhie, J (Professor Jocelyn McPhie)
ID Code:105880
Year Published:2015
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (CE0561595)
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2016-01-18
Last Modified:2016-08-08

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