A hotspot model for Iceland and the Vøring Plateau

  title={A hotspot model for Iceland and the V{\o}ring Plateau},
  author={G. Vink},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • G. Vink
  • Published 1984
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
The proximity of a hotspot to a spreading center may result in the channeling of atmosphere to the section of rise crest closest to the hotspot. This produces more basalt and thicker crust at these locations, thus forming a plateau over time. The geometric constraints of such a model predict a unique orientation, location, and age progression for a plateau formed by this mechanism. The hotspot will channel material to the closest part of the rise; therefore the orientation of the plateau will… Expand
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