Category: Oceanic Crust

Unraveling the Mystery: The Generation of Felsic Magma in Island Arcs

Felsic magmas, also known as acid magmas, are characterized by high silica content and low iron and magnesium content. They are typically associated with explosive volcanic eruptions and are responsible for the formation of many of the world’s largest calderas and ignimbrites. Felsic magmas are commonly produced in subduction zones, where one tectonic plate is

The Mystery of Transverse Scars on the Atlantic Ocean Floor: Unraveling the Causes

The Atlantic Ocean floor is home to a series of peculiar features known as “transverse scars”. These scars are linear, diagonal features that cut across the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and are visible on bathymetric maps of the ocean floor. The scars have puzzled scientists for decades, with no clear explanation for their origin. In this article,