Coral Patch and Ormonde seamounts as a product of the Madeira hotspot, Eastern Atlantic Ocean

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Author(s): D'Oriano F, Angeletti L, Capotondi L, Laurenzi MA, López Correa M, Taviani M, Torelli L, Trua T, Vigliotti L, Zittelini N
Journal: Terra Nova
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication year: 2010
Volume: 22
Journal issue: 6
Pages range: 494-500
ISSN: 0954-4879
Language: English


Abstract


New detailed swath bathymetry and bottom samples from Coral Patch and Ormonde seamounts provide constraints on the emplacement of the Madeira hotspot in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean. Swath bathymetric data document that Coral Patch is a composite structure, made up of at least nine distinct volcanic centres. Lithified pelagic carbonates infilling fissures in lava blocks constrain a minimal age for the volcanism in the Early Miocene and represent the first documentation of Coral Patch acting as an offshore terrigenous-starved seamount. At Coral Patch, as already observed at the Ormonde seamount, volcanism was emplaced on top of a pre-existing relief resulting from the regional tectonic compressive regime. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.



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López Correa, Matthias
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How to cite

APA:
D'Oriano, F., Angeletti, L., Capotondi, L., Laurenzi, M.A., López Correa, M., Taviani, M.,... Zittelini, N. (2010). Coral Patch and Ormonde seamounts as a product of the Madeira hotspot, Eastern Atlantic Ocean. Terra Nova, 22(6), 494-500. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3121.2010.00973.x

MLA:
D'Oriano, Filippo, et al. "Coral Patch and Ormonde seamounts as a product of the Madeira hotspot, Eastern Atlantic Ocean." Terra Nova 22.6 (2010): 494-500.

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