Literature Review of Oceanic Transforms
Keywords:Oceanic Transform Faults
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. School of Earth Sciences Senior Theses; 2017
Ocean transform faults create segments of the mid-ocean ridge and rise systems. The transform morphology and offset are controlled by spreading rate, temperature, heat flow, and crustal strength. Numerical and analog modeling with modern computational power has made significant advances in the understanding of transforms. Heat distribution numerical modeling indicates that most heat is retained in the center of the transforms. In other modeling of oceanic transform faults, the greater part of the deformation made by the fault system to the ridge was in the center of the transform zone. The rheological properties of the mantle and crust is highly complex and hinders further numerical modeling with current computation power.