Subseafloor Biosphere Linked to Hydrothermal Systems

TAIGA Concept

by Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Kyoko Okino, Michinari Sunamura

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Book Description

This book is the comprehensive volume of the TAIGA ("a great river " in Japanese) project. Supported by the Japanese government, the project examined the hypothesis that the subseafloor fluid advection system (subseafloor TAIGA) can be categorized into four types, TAIGAs of sulfur, hydrogen, carbon (methane), and iron, according to the most dominant reducing substance, and the chemolithoautotrophic bacteria/archaea that are inextricably associated with respective types of TAIGAs which are strongly affected by their geological background such as surrounding host rocks and tectonic settings. Sub-seafloor ecosystems are sustained by hydrothermal circulation or TAIGA that carry chemical energy to the chemosynthetic microbes living in an extreme environment. The results of the project have been summarized comprehensively in 50 chapters, and this book provides an overall introduction and relevant topics on the mid-ocean ridge system of the Indian Ocean and on the arc-backarc systems of the Southern Mariana Trough and Okinawa Trough.

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Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2015
Pages
651
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9784431548645
ISBN10
4431548645
ISBN13 Digital
9784431548652
ISBN10 Digital
4431548653
PDF Size
49.3 MB
License
CC BY-NC

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