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Numerical evaluation of mantle plume spacing, size, flow rates and unsteadiness

Davies, Geoffrey


Predictions of several characteristics of mantle plumes from boundary layer theory have been tested and calibrated with numerical models in cylindrical coordinates. Instability spacing in the initial stages of the numerical models is well predicted as are the lift-off time of plume heads, the size of plume heads at lift-off, and the heat flow of individual plume tails. However, since the prediction quality for the instability spacing and the lift-off time of plume heads deteriorates in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research


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