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Mantle plumes and flood basalts: enhanced melting from plume ascent and eclogite component

Leitch, A M; Davies, Geoffrey


New numerical models of starting plumes reproduce the observed volumes and rates of flood basalt eruptions, even for a plume of moderate temperature arriving under thick lithosphere. These models follow the growth of a new plume from a thermal boundary layer and its subsequent rise through the mantle viscosity structure. They show that as a plume head rises into the lower-viscosity upper mantle it narrows, and it is thus able to penetrate rapidly right to the base of lithosphere, where it...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research


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