Heat flow inside the island arcs of the northwestern Pacific

McKenzie, D. P. and Sclater, J. G. (1968) Heat flow inside the island arcs of the northwestern Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research, 73. pp. 3173-3179. ISSN 0148-0227 DOI https://doi.org/10.1029/JB073i010p03173

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A large region of high heat flow has recently been discovered in the northwest Pacific. The area extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the Philippine Sea in the south and may continue as far as the Fiji plateau. Two possible sources of the extra heat are volcanic intrusion into the crust and dissipative shear heating in the mantle. There are fundamental objections to both explanations, and, therefore, the origin of the high regional heat flow remains unknown. The high temperature gradient is of geological importance, since the crustal temperatures are sufficiently high to cause metamorphism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NIL AREP
Subjects: 02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics
Divisions: 02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 73
Page Range: pp. 3173-3179
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1029/JB073i010p03173
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 20 May 2015 17:39
Last Modified: 21 May 2015 10:33
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/3311

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