Seismic properties of serpentinized peridotite from the Mariana Forearc

D. M. Ballotti, N. I. Christensen, K. Becker

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Compressional and shear velocities, density, and porosity were measured for 22 serpentinized peridotites recovered during ODP Leg 125., The densites of the samples vary from 2.40 to 2.86 g/cm3, whereas the compressional velocities at 200 MPa are between 4.60 and 6.47 km/s. A positive linear trend exists between both compressional and shear velocities and density. The high porosity in serpentinized peridotites decreases the density and seismic velocity. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-584
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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