Multiple hydrothermal sources along the south Tonga arc and Valu Fa Ridge
Massoth, Gary; Baker, Edward; Worthington, Tim; Lupton, John; de Ronde, Cornel; Arculus, Richard; Walker, Sharon; Ko-ichi, Nakamura; Jun-ichiro, Ishibashi; Stoffers, Peter; Resing, Joseph; Greene, Ronald; Lebon, Geoffrey
Quantifying hydrothermal venting at the boundaries of tectonic plates is an outstanding geoscience problem. Considerable progress has been made by detailed surveys along mid-ocean ridges (MORs), but until recently little was known about fluid venting along volcanic arcs. We present the first systematic survey for hydrothermal venting along the 425-km-long south Tonga arc and new chemistry data for particle and thermal plumes previously reported along an adjacent 88-km-long section of the...[Show more]
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