The dead sea transform and the volcanism in Northwestern Arabia

Yishai Weinstein, Zvi Garfunkel

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Abstract

Volcanism is common along the northern segments of the Dead Sea Transform (DST). In this paper we review its distribution and composition and conclude that this tectono-magmatic association has mainly to do with the magma migration toward the surface and less with magma generation, namely: some volcanic activity concentrated along the DST due to better magma channeling and not due to an enhanced mantle partial melting along this lineament. The volcanism along the DST is clearly part of the western Arabia magmatism, and the early phases of this volcanism probably have to do with Red Sea-related extension during the Early to Middle Miocene. Nevertheless, the DST does play a role in the emplacement of lithospheric mantle domains with different compositions next to each other, which is reflected in the derived lavas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages91-108
Number of pages18
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameModern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences
Volume6
ISSN (Print)1876-1682

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Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014.

Keywords

  • Azraq-Sirhan
  • Dead Sea Transform
  • Harrat Ash Shaam
  • Red Sea
  • Volcanism

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