Fluxes and excess temperatures of mantle plumes inferred from their interaction with migrating mid-ocean ridges

@article{Schilling1991FluxesAE,
  title={Fluxes and excess temperatures of mantle plumes inferred from their interaction with migrating mid-ocean ridges},
  author={J A Schilling},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1991},
  volume={352},
  pages={397-403}
}
The behaviour of thermal plumes in the Earth's upper mantle is strongly affected by their interaction with nearby mid-ocean ridges. The magnitude of the buoyant topography and the length of the geochemical anomaly induced by plumes at migrating ridge axes provide a way to estimate their excess temperature and discharge rate, and thereby constrain their depth of origin. 

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