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VentDB: EPR13N, Mid-Ocean Ridge Hydrothermal Vent Chemistry Data Collection. Michard (1984), Grimaud (1984), Michard (1983), Merlivat (1987), Michard (1986), Palmer (1992), Douville (1999)
Mottl, Michael J.
Collection of hydrothermal vent fluid chemistry data from EPR13N – Major Elements, REE, Stable Isotopes. This collection contains both the raw chemical data where possible, as well calculated chemical end-member compositions (see readme file included for details). This file is just one part of a much larger effort (VentDB) to make available to the scientific community as much hydrothermal ridge vent chemistry data as possible (for a list of all the VentDB related data collections available, search the EarthChem Library for the term “VentDB”). For more information about this compilation, please see "Explanatory Notes and Master Chemical Item Spreadsheet for the VentDB Data Collections housed in the EarthChem Library" (M. Mottl), available at
Mottl, Michael J. (2012): VentDB: EPR13N, Mid-Ocean Ridge Hydrothermal Vent Chemistry Data Collection. Michard (1984), Grimaud (1984), Michard (1983), Merlivat (1987), Michard (1986), Palmer (1992), Douville (1999). Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). Accessed 16 July 2018.
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Hydrothermal Vent, VentDB, Chemistry, Cyanatherm, Geocyarise, Major Element, REE, Stable isotopes, Ridge related
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Grimaud, D., A. Michard, and G. Michard (1984), “Composition chimique et composition isotopique du strontium dans les eaux hydrothermales sous-marines de la dorsale Est Pacifique a 13° Nord, Comptes R. Acad. Sci. Paris”, 299, Series II, no. 13, 865-870

Michard, A., F. Albarede, G. Michard, J.-F. Minster, and J.-L. Charlou (1983), “Rare-earth elements and uranium in high-temperature solutions from East Pacific Rise hydrothermal field (13°N)”, Nature, 303, 795-797

Merlivat, L., F. Pineau, and M. Javoy (1987), “Hydrothermal vent waters at 13°N on the East Pacific Rise: isotopic composition and gas concentration”, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 84, 100-108

Michard, A., and F. Albarede (1986), “The REE content of some hydrothermal fluids”,
Chemical Geology, 55, 51-60

Palmer, M.R. (1992), “Controls over the chloride concentration of submarine hydrothermal vent fluids: evidence from Sr/Ca and 87Sr/86Sr ratios”, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 109, 37-46

Douville, E., P. Bienvenue, J.L. Charlou, J.P.Donval, Y. Fouquet, P. Appriou, and T. Gamo (1999), “Yttrium and rare earth elements in fluids fom various deep-sea hydrothermal systems”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 63, 627-643
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Regional (Continents, Oceans)
EPR13N, Pacific Ocean
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Columbia University