Journal Highlights

Magma reservoir study on melt content and magma distribution

Editors' Highlight—


This quantitative study compares melt content of off-axis melt lenses with the on-axis melt lens at the East Pacific Rise. These features were only recently recognized, and their importance is still being investigated. The authors use high resolution 3D multichannel seismic data, and their analysis attempts to demonstrate how much melt is present. The findings will be of interest to those researching mid-ocean ridges, oceanic crustal accretion and evolution, and magma plumbing systems of active volcanoes.