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Limited latitudinal mantle plume motion for the Louisville hotspot

Koppers, Anthony A P; Yamazaki, Toshitsugu; Geldmacher, Jorg; Gee, J.S.; Pressling, Nicola; Hoshi, Hiroyuki; Anderson, L; Beier, C; Chen, L-H; Cohen, B E; Buchs, David


Hotspots that form above upwelling plumes of hot material from the deep mantle typically leave narrow trails of volcanic seamounts as a tectonic plate moves over their location. These seamount trails are excellent recorders of Earth's deep processes and allow us to untangle ancient mantle plume motions. During ascent it is likely that mantle plumes are pushed away from their vertical upwelling trajectories by mantle convection forces. It has been proposed that a large-scale lateral...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Geoscience
DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1638


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