Linear Island Chains in the Pacific : Result of Thermal Plumes or Gravitational Anchors ?

  • Published 2007


Recent studies of Hawaiian tholeiitic volcanic suites and of xenoliths of deep-seated material beneath Hawaii lead to the conclusion that the source materials are not pyrolitic. Rather, the source materials have average 100 Mg/Mg -[Fe ratios of about 82 and average densities of about 3.30 g cm -s. Residues from melting have average 100 Mg/Mg -[Fe ratios of… (More)

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