Back-Arc Basin Dataset
This dataset is a high-quality compilation of chemical analyses for about 850 back-arc basin basalt samples from PetDB. To obtain the most reliable and coherent BABB dataset, analyses of fresh glassy material were used when available, and individual major element analyses were corrected with interlaboratory correction factors. For a detailed description of data compilation and data selection see reference: "Chemical Systematics and Hydrous Melting of the Mantle in Back-Arc Basins" in: Back-Arc Spreading Systems: Geological, Biological, Chemical, and Physical Interactions; Geophysical Monograph Series 166, AGU, 2006;
How to cite this dataset:
Langmuir, C. H., Bezos, A., Escrig, S., Parman, S. W. 2010. Back-Arc Basin Dataset, Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). Accessed 2021-04-21.
DOI Creation Date:
Langmuir, C.H., Bezos, A., Escrig, S., Parman, S. (2006) Chemical systematics and hydrous melting of the mantle in back-arc basins. Geophysical Monograph Series 166, 87-146.
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Coverage Scope: Regional (Continents, Oceans)
User Contributed Keyword(s):
back-arc basin, spreading center, basalt, PetDB, R2K (Ridge 2000) funded
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