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AFI 02/36_03 - Geochemical Tracing of Pacific-to-Atlantic Mantle Flow through the Drake Passage/Scotia Sea Gateway - Swath Bathymetry conducted in the Scotia Sea, February and March 2004
Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00278

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Abstract: The target area was along the eastern segments of the West Scotia Ridge, an ocean spreading centre which stopped spreading about 10 million years ago. The spreading centre has high topographic relief and contains an axial rift, which has flanks that are suitable for dredging. The fieldwork involved mapping the spreading centre using swath bathymetry, and then using this information to locate the best dredging sites. This meant successfully imaging a significant area of hitherto unsurveyed oceanic crust and recovering rocks at 13 dredge sites. The new bathymetric maps add considerably to knowledge of the West Scotia Ridge.
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Description: This document is the Cruise Report, contianing a description of the field work undertaken in 2004 for this project, submited to the British Oceanographic Data Centre ("BODC").

Description: Diary account of the field work for this project
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.0   S: -58.0   E: -40.0   W: -55.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-02-19
Stop Date: 2004-03-03
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Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
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Pearce, J.A. & Stern, R.J., 2006. The origin of back-arc basin magmas: trace element and isotope perspectives. AGU Geophys. Monograph Series, 166, 63-86

Pearce J.A. 2005. Mantle Preconditioning by Melt Extraction during Flow: Theory and Petrogenetic Implications. J. Petrol. 48 , 973-998.

Barry, T.L., Pearce, J.A., Leat, P.T., Millar, I.L. and A.P. le Roex. Hf isotope ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-25