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Title Mantle plumes : a multidisciplinary approach / Joachim R.R. Ritter, Ulrich R. Christensen (editors)
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 501 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series CMS books in mathematics ; 24
Contents Front Matter; Fluid Dynamics of Mantle Plumes; Tracing the Hawaiian Mantle Plume by Converted Seismic Waves; Iceland: The current picture of a ridge-centred mantle plume; Combined Gas-geochemical and Receiver Function Studies of the Vogtland/NW Bohemia Intraplate Mantle Degassing Field, Central Europe; Crustal and Upper Mantle Structure of the French Massif Central Plume; Geodynamic Setting of the Tertiary Hocheifel Volcanism (Germany), Part I: 40Ar/39Ar geochronology
Summary The concept of mantle plumes, hot buoyant rock masses that rise in the mantle, is a key to understand intraplate volcanism in the framework of modern plate tectonics. Progress in analytical and satellite technology enables scientists to verify the plume hypothesis with sophisticated techniques. This book presents an overview on these studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mantle plumes.
Form Electronic book
Author Ritter, Joachim R. R.
Christensen, Ulrich R.
LC no. 2006937532
ISBN 1280853786
3540680454 (hd. bd.)
9783540680451 (hd. bd.)