Dynamic melting of the Iceland plume

@article{Elliott1991DynamicMO,
  title={Dynamic melting of the Iceland plume},
  author={Timothy R Elliott and Christopher J. Hawkesworth and Karl Gr{\"o}nvold},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1991},
  volume={351},
  pages={201-206}
}
Icelandic high-magnesia basalts show striking correlations between major element abundances and incompatible element and radiogenic isotope ratios. The most MgO-rich lavas have the most depleted incompatible element ratios and among the least radiogenic lead isotopes recorded in Atlantic mid-ocean-ridge basalts, highlighting a decoupling of the major and trace element characteristics expected of plume melts. This paradox can be explained by the process that mixes melts segregated from different… CONTINUE READING

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