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On the relationship between volcanic hotspot locations, the reconstructed eruption sites of large igneous provinces and deep mantle seismic structure

Davies, Rhodri; Goes, Saskia; Sambridge, Malcolm


It has been proposed that volcanic hotspots and the reconstructed eruption sites of large igneous provinces (LIPs) are preferentially located above the margins of two deep mantle large low shear-wave velocity provinces (LLSVPs), beneath the African continent and the Pacific Ocean. This spatial correlation has been interpreted to imply that LLSVPs represent long-lived, dense, stable thermo-chemical piles, which preferentially trigger mantle plumes at their edges and exert a strong influence on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.11.052


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