A young source for the Hawaiian plume

@article{Sobolev2011AYS,
  title={A young source for the Hawaiian plume},
  author={Alexander V. Sobolev and Albrecht W. Hofmann and Klaus Peter Jochum and Dmitry V. Kuzmin and Brigitte Stoll},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={476},
  pages={434-437}
}
Recycling of oceanic crust through subduction, mantle upwelling, and remelting in mantle plumes is a widely accepted mechanism to explain ocean island volcanism. The timescale of this recycling is important to our understanding of mantle circulation rates. Correlations of uranogenic lead isotopes in lavas from ocean islands such as Hawaii or Iceland, when interpreted as model isochrons, have yielded source differentiation ages between 1 and 2.5 billion years (Gyr). However, if such correlations… CONTINUE READING
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