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On the rise of strongly tilted mantle plume tails

Meriaux, C A; Mansour, J A; Moresi, Louis N; Kerr, Ross; May, D A


The rise of an initially horizontal, buoyant cylinder of fluid through a denser fluid at low Reynolds number is used to look at the ascent of strongly tilted mantle plumes through the mantle. Such ascents are characterized by (1) the growth of instabilities and (2) the development of a thermal wake downstream. Three-dimensional numerical experiments were carried out to examine these features. An hybrid particle-in-cell finite element method was used to look at the rise of non-diffusing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
DOI: 10.1016/j.pepi.2010.10.013


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