Plume versus lithospheric sources for melts at Ua Pou, Marquesas Islands

@article{Duncan1986PlumeVL,
  title={Plume versus lithospheric sources for melts at Ua Pou, Marquesas Islands},
  author={Robert A. K. Duncan and Malcolm T McCulloch and H. G. Barsczus and David R. Nelson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1986},
  volume={322},
  pages={534-538}
}
The remarkable distinction between the compositions of ocean island basalts (OIBs) and mid-ocean ridge basalts (MORBs) provides an important constraint on models of mantle composition and structure1–3. Previous studies of OIBs4–8, however, have emphasized regional isotopic variations, often relying on a small number of samples from many separate volcanoes. Although this type of sampling has now established the basic range of isotopic variations, with the notable exception of the Hawaiian… CONTINUE READING