Physics and Chemistry of Mantle Plumes

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DePaolo, Donald J.; Stolper, Edward M.; Thomas, Donald M.;
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union

Hot spot volcanic chains are a fundamental feature of the Earth's crust, but their origins are still poorly understood [Okal and Batiza, 1987]. The Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic chain, which dominates the topography of the central Pacific ocean floor, is the best developed ... View more
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