Plumes and their role in whole mantle convection and recycling

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Beier C, Rushmer T, Turner S, Widom E, Franca Z
Journal: GSA Today
Publisher: Geological Society of America
Publication year: 2008
Volume: 18
Journal issue: 6
ISSN: 1052-5173


The Azores plume provides evidence for Archaean subduction and long term storage in the mantle. It has low buoyancy flux, large variation in radiogenic and stable isotopes in erupted products, and contains evidence for recycling of materials subducted beneath an arc. The mantle plumes' importance and impact to the geodynamic evolution and behavior of Earth's mantle have urged geochemists, experimentalists, modelers, and seismologists to conduct a conference. The meeting will be held at the Aldeia da Fonte Hotel in Pico, Azores. It will include three days of presentations and two days of field observations.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Beier, Christoph PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Endogene Geodynamik

External institutions with authors

Macquarie University
Miami University
University of the Azores / Universidade dos Açores (UAç)

How to cite

Beier, C., Rushmer, T., Turner, S., Widom, E., & Franca, Z. (2008). Plumes and their role in whole mantle convection and recycling. GSA Today, 18(6).[46:PATRIW]2.0.CO;2

Beier, Christoph, et al. "Plumes and their role in whole mantle convection and recycling." GSA Today 18.6 (2008).


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