Formation of discrete islands in linear island chains

@article{Skilbeck1978FormationOD,
  title={Formation of discrete islands in linear island chains},
  author={John N. Skilbeck and J. Whitehead},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1978},
  volume={272},
  pages={499-501}
}
Mantle convection studies indicate that large-scale shear beneath plates acts together with the buoyant uplift of the lower density plume material to produce a succession of discrete plumes and consequently island chains such as Hawaii. The spacing of the Hawaiian Islands requires that its low viscosity shear zone is less than 80 km thick. 
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