This is a report describing petrological samples from the submarine Tonga Arc collected during the TELVE and NoToVE Cruises in 2003-2004 aboard the RV Southern Surveyor. This report derives from the original cruise report authored by Richard Arculus, and includes a detailed accounting of each dredge station (time and location on and off the bottom), and a description of each sample taken for petrological study. Geochemical data, including the primary dataset for volatile species in Tonga arc melt inclusions, are reported for a subset of these samples in Lauren Cooper's PhD Thesis (Boston University, 2009). This subset of samples are also registered in SESAR.
Coverage Scope: Regional (Continents, Oceans)
Geographic Location: Tonga Volcanic Arc, Submarine
Lauren Cooper (Ph.D.; Boston Univ., 2009) Volatiles in Tonga arc magmas and their role in unraveling subduction zone processes.
Cooper, L.B., Ruscitto, D., Plank, T., Wallace, P.J., Syracuse, E. and Manning, C.E. (2012) Global Variations in H2O/Ce I: Slab Surface Temperatures beneath Volcanic Arcs. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 13, Q03024, 27 PP., doi:10.1029/2011GC003902.
Cooper, L. B., T. Plank, R. J. Arculus, E. H. Hauri, P. S. Hall, and S. W. Parman (2010), High-Ca boninites from the active Tonga Arc, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B10206, doi:10.1029/2009JB006367.
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Tonga volcanic arc submarine samples, RV Southern Surveyor