Anomalous mantle transition zone beneath the Yellowstone hotspot track

@article{Zhou2018AnomalousMT,
  title={Anomalous mantle transition zone beneath the Yellowstone hotspot track},
  author={Y. Zhou},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  year={2018},
  volume={11},
  pages={449-453}
}
  • Y. Zhou
  • Published 2018
  • Geology
  • Nature Geoscience
  • The origin of the Yellowstone and Snake River Plain volcanism has been strongly debated. The mantle plume model successfully explains the age-progressive volcanic track, but a deep plume structure has been absent in seismic imaging. Here I apply diffractional tomography to receiver functions recorded at USArray stations to map high-resolution topography of mantle transition-zone discontinuities. The images reveal a trail of anomalies that closely follow the surface hotspot track and correlate… CONTINUE READING

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