Papers published from the 2000, 2003 and 2005 Lost City expeditions

FIrst Discovery Article on Lost Ctiy

Cover of Nature in 2001 - See Kelley et al., 2001.

FIrst Discovery Article on Lost Ctiy

Lost City Publications

Boschi, C., Dini, A., Früh-Green, G.L., and D.S. Kelley (2008) Isotopic and element exchange during serpentinization and metasomatism at the Atlantis Massif: Insights from B and Sr isotope data. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 72, 1801-1823.

Boschi, C, G.L. Fruh-Green, J.A. Karson, D.S. Kelley, A.G. Delacor (2006) Mass transfer and fluid flow during detachment faulting and development of an oceanic core complex, Atlantis Massif (30°N). Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7(1), Q01004, doi:10.1029/2005GC001074.

Bradley, A.S., J.M. Hayes, R.E. Summons (2009) Extraordinary 13C enrichment of diether lipds at the Lost City Hydrothermal Field indicates a carbon-limited ecosystem. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73, 102-118.

Brazelton, W.J., K. A. Ludwig, M. K. Sogin, E.N. Andreishcheva, D.S. Kelley, C-C. Shen, R.L. Edwards and J.A. Baross (2010) Archaea and bacteria with surprising microdiversity show shifts in dominance over 1,000-year time scales in hydrothermal chimneys. Proceed. Nat. Acad. Sci., doi/10.1073/pnas.0905369107.


Brazelton, W. J., and J. A. Baross (2009) Abundant transposases encoded by the metagenome of a hydrothermal chimney biofilm. ISME J 3, 1420-1424.


Brazelton, W. J., M. L. Sogin, and J. A. Baross (2009) Multiple scales of diversification within natural populations of archaea in hydrothermal chimney biofilms. Environ. Microbiol. Reports DOI: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2009.00097.x.

Brazelton, W. J., M. O. Schrenk, D. S. Kelley and J. A. Baross (2006) Methane and sulfur metabolizing microbial communities dominate in the Lost City hydrothermal vent ecosystem. App. Envir. Micro., 72, 6257-6270.

Delacour A., G.L. Früh-Green, S.M. Bernasconi, P. Schaffer, and D.S. Kelley (2008) Carbon geochemistry of serpentinites in the Lost City Hydrothermal System (30°N, MAR). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 72, 3681-3702.

Delacour A., G.L. Früh-Green, M. Frank, M. Gutjahr, and D.S. Kelley (2008) Sr- and Nd-isotope geochemistry of the Atlantis Massif (30°N, MAR): Implications for fluid fluxes and lithospheric heterogeneity, Chemical Geology, 254, 19-35.

Delacour, A., G.L. Früh-Green, S.M. Bernasconi, and D.S. Kelley (2008) Sulfur in peridotites and gabbros at Lost City (30°N, MAR): Implications for hydrothermal alteration and microbial activity during serpentinization. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 72, 5090-5110.

Früh-Green, G.L. J.A.D. Connolly, D.S. Kelley, A. Plas, B. Grobety (2004) Serpentinization of oceanic peridotites: Implications for geochemical cycles and biological activity. In The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges, (eds. W.D. Wilcock, D.S. Kelley, J.A. Baross, E. DeLong, C. Cary), Geophysical Monograph 144, American Geophysical Union, 119-135.

Früh-Green, G.L. D.S. Kelley, S.M. Bernasconi, J.A. Karson, K.A. Ludwig, D.A. Butterfield and C. Boschi (2003) 30,000 Years of Hydrothermal Activity at the Lost City Vent Field. Science, 302, 495-498.

Karson, J.A., G.L. Früh-Green, D.S. Kelley, E.A. Williams, D.R. Yoerger, and M. Jakuba, Detachment shear zone of the Atlantis Massif core complex, Mid-Atlanti ridge, 30°N. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 7 (6) 21 June 2006 doi:10.1029/2005GC001109 (29 pp), 2006.

Kelley, D.S., G.L. Früh-Green J.A. Karson, and K.A. Ludwig, The Lost City hydrothermal field revisited. Oceanography, 20, 90-99, 2007.

Kelley, D.S. J.A. Karson, G.L. Früh-Green, D.A. Yoerger, D.A. Butterfield, J. Hayes, T. Shank, M.O. Schrenk, E.J. Olson, G. Proskurowski, M. Jakuba, A. Bradley, B. Larson, K. Ludwig, D. Glickson, K. Buckman, A. S. Bradley, W.J. Brazelton, K. Roe, M.J. Elend, A. Delacour, S. M. Bernasconi, M.D. Lilley, J.A. Baross, R.E. Summons, S.P. Sylva (2005) A serpentinite-hosted submarine ecosystem: The Lost City Hydrothermal Field. Science, 307, 1428-1434.

Kelley, D.S., From the Mantle to Microbes The Lost City Hydrothermal Field, Oceanography, 18(3) 32-45, 2005.

Kelley, D.S., Limestone monoliths on the seafloor: The Lost City Hydrothermal Field, Current, The Journal of Marine Education, 21(3), 2-7, 2005.

Kelley, D.S., J.A. Baross, and J.R. Delaney (2002) Volcanoes, Fluids, and Life at Mid-Ocean Ridge Spreading Centers. Annual Review Earth and Planetary Science, 30, 385-491.

Kelley, D.S., J.A. Karson, D.K. Blackman, Gretchen Früh-Green, Jeff Gee, D.A. Butterfield M.D. Lilley, E. J. Olson, M.O. Schrenk, K.R. Roe, and Shipboard Scientific Party, (2001) An off-axis hydrothermal field discovered near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 30°N. Nature, 412, 145-149.

Lang, S.Q., D.A. Butterfield, M.Schulte, D.S. Kelley, and M.D. Lilley (2010) Elevated concentrations of formate, acetate and dissolved organic carbon found at the Lost City Hydrothermal Field, Geochim. Cosmo. Acta, 74, 941-952.


Ludwig, K.A., D.S. Kelley, D.A. Butterfield, B. Nelson, and G. Früh-Green (2006) Formation and evolution of carbonate chimneys at the Lost City Hydrothermal Field. Geochim. Cosmochimica Acta 70, 3625-3645.

Proskurowski, G., M.D. Lilley, E.J. Olson, G.L. Früh-Green, J.E. Lupton, J.S. Seewald, S.P. Sylva, and D.S. Kelley (2008) Abiogenic hydrocarbon production at Lost City Hydrothermal Field, Science, 319, 604-607.

Proskurowski, G., M.D. Lilley, D.S. Kelley, E.J. Olson (2005) Low temperature volatile production at the Lost City Hydrothermal Field, evidence from a hydrogen stable isotope geothermometer. Chemical Geology 229, 331-343.

Schrenk, M.O., D.S. Kelley, S.A. Bolton, and J.A. Baross (2004) Low archaeal diversity linked to subseafloor geochemical processes at the Lost City Hydrothermal Field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Envir. Micro., doi:10.1111/j.14622920.2004.00650.x.