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dc.contributor.authorEscartin, Javier E.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBarreyre, Thibaut  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorCannat, Mathilde  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Rafael  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGracias, Nuno  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDeschamps, Anne  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSalocchi, Aura  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSarradin, Pierre-Marie  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBallu, Valerie  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-11T17:39:11Z
dc.date.available2015-12-11T17:39:11Z
dc.date.issued2015-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/7678
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © The Author(s), 2015. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Elsevier for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters 431 (2015): 1730185, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.09.025.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe have reviewed available visual information from the seafloor, and recently acquired microbathymetry for several traverses across the Lucky Strike segment, to evaluate the distribution of hydrothermal activity. We have identified a new on-axis site with diffuse flow, Ewan, and anactive vent structure ~1.2 km from the axis, Capelinhos. These sites are minor relative to the Main field, and our total heatflux estimate for all active sites (200-1200 MW) is only slightly higher than previously published estimates. We also identify fossil sites W of the main Lucky Strike field. A circular feature ~200 m in diameter located on the flanks of a rifted off-axis central volcano, is likely a large and inactive hydrothermal edifice, named Grunnus. We find no indicator of focused hydrothermal activity elsewhere along the segment, suggesting that the enhanced melt supply and the associated melt lenses, required to form central volcanoes, also sustain hydrothermal circulation to form and maintain large and long-lived hydrothermal fields. Hydrothermal discharge to the seafloor occurs along fault traces, suggesting focusing of hydrothermal circulation in the shallow crust along permeable fault zones.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has been partly financed by ANR (France) Mothseim Project NT05-3 42213 toJE, and by EU-RTN-MOMARNET to MC. The French Ministry of Research financed ship, ROV and AUV time (Graviluck’06, MOMAR’08, Bathyluck’09, MOMARSAT cruises in 2010-2015)en_US
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dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.09.025
dc.titleHydrothermal activity along the slow-spreading Lucky Strike ridge segment (Mid-Atlantic Ridge) : distribution, heatflux, and geological controlsen_US
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