Afternoon 1, Session 1: Focus on the Mariana vents – lithosphere and lithosphere-hydrosphere linkage
Session Chair: Stace Beaulieu
This session will provide an overview of the tectonic settings in the Mariana region and illustrate the distribution of hydrothermal vents. We will conclude with some time to discuss topographic relief in the Mariana region, which will be important for physical oceanographers.
13:30 Overview of French research on connectivity between vents - Florence Pradillon
14:20 Diversity of geological settings at Mariana Arc vent sites - Bill Chadwick
14:50 - 15:10 Discussion of topographic relief
Desbruyères, D. J. Hashimoto and M.C. Fabri, 2006. Composition and Biogeography of Hydrothermal Vent Communities in Western Pacific Back-Arc Basins. Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 166, 312 pages (215-234).
Embley et al. (2007) Exploring the Submarine Ring of Fire: Mariana Arc - Western Pacific. Oceanography
Stern, R.J. et al. (2003) An overview of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana subduction factory. AGU Monograph 138: 175-222.