Rubin, K. H. and J. Sinton (2007). "Inferences on mid-ocean ridge thermal and magmatic structure from MORB compositions." EARTH AND PLANET SCI LETT 260(1-2): 257-276

Interplays among magma accumulation, differentiation, heat loss, and eruption as functions of space and time at mid ocean ridges are key for understanding the creation and structure of oceanic crust. Using new observations of systematic, regional compositional variations in a global MORB dataset (>11000 samples compiled from PetDB), we propose a new ocean ridge magma chamber model in which the number, size and depth of shallowest melt segregations vary smoothly with spreading rate and magma supply.