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Vent Fluid Chemistry

  graph of vent processes
Diagram of hydrothermal vent processes. Click to enlarge.

Processes controlling vent fluid chemistry:

  • Circulation zones
  • Recharge
  • Fluid-rock reaction and equilibrium
  • Phase separation

    Temporal changes in vent fluid chemistry

  • Stable Systems
  • Perturbed Systems
  • Vent fluid chemistry and sub-seafloor microbial biosphere


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