Originally published in 2004, this is a comprehensive review of the subject of the nature, causes, and consequences of fluid flow in oceanic crust, setting in context much research for the first time. The book begins with a concise review of the relatively brief history of its subject which began shortly after the dawning of plate-tectonic theory. It then describes the nature and important consequences of fluid flow in the sub-seafloor, ending with a summary of how the oceans are affected by the surprisingly rapid exchange of water between the crust and the water column overhead. The accompanying internet material includes a full and easily navigated set of diagrams and captions, references, and photos of research vessels, submersibles, and tools used in marine hydrologic studies. A valuable resource for graduate students and researchers of Earth Sciences and Oceanography.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 728
Weight: 1140 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 37 mm
'... a concise review of the relatively brief history of its subject ... a valuable source for graduate students and researchers of Earth sciences and oceanography.' Environmental Geology
"Suffice to say, the book contains just about everything you wanted to know (or wanted to know that you didn't know) about how the ocean crust gets old."
Colin Devey, Economic Geology