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Lithospheric controls on magma composition along Earth's longest continental hotspot track

Davies, Rhodri; Rawlinson, Nicholas; Iaffaldano, Giampiero; Campbell, Ian


Hotspots are anomalous regions of volcanism at Earth's surface that show no obvious association with tectonic plate boundaries. Classic examples include the Hawaiian-Emperor chain and the Yellowstone-Snake River Plain province. The majority are believed to form as Earth's tectonic plates move over long-lived mantle plumes: buoyant upwellings that bring hot material from Earth's deep mantle to its surface. It has long been recognized that lithospheric thickness limits the rise height of plumes...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature14903


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