Kono, Masaru; Hamano, Yozo; Morgan, W. Jason (1980): Physical properties of basalts from DSDP Leg 55. Texas A & M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States, In: Shambach, James (editor), Jackson, Everett Dale, Koizumi, Itaru, Avdeiko, Gennady, Butt, Arif, Clague, David, Dalrymple, G. Brent, Greene, H. Gary, Karpoff, Anne Marie, Kirkpatrick, R. James, Kono, Masaru, Hsin Yi Ling, McKenzie, Judith, Morgan, Jason, Takayama, Toshiaki, Initial reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project covering Leg 55 of the cruises of the drilling vessel Glomar Challenger, Honolulu, Hawaii to Yokohama, Japan; July-September 1977, 55, 715-721, georefid:1981-027027

Physical properties were measured on 98 basalt samples obtained during Leg 55. These basalts can be taken as typically representative of the upper parts of the seamounts in the Emperor Seamount chain. Variations in the measured physical properties among the samples result from their water content or porosity. The variations and the intrinsic (pore-free) properties of the seamount basalts are comparable to those of normal sea-floor basalts. The higher average porosity value and the wider dispersion of porosity data for the seamount basalts, reflecting their subaerially erupted origin, result in smaller average physical properties values for these basalts compared with sea-floor basalts.
West: 160.0000 East: 175.0000 North: 50.0000 South: 35.0000
Expedition: 55
Site: 55-430
Site: 55-432
Site: 55-433
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