Plumes and their role in whole mantle convection and recycling

Beier C, Rushmer T, Turner S, Widom E, Franca Z (2008)

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2008


Publisher: Geological Society of America

Book Volume: 18

Journal Issue: 6

DOI: 10.1130/1052-5173(2008)18[46:PATRIW]2.0.CO;2


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.

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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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