Supercontinent-superplume coupling, true polar wander and plume mobility: Plate dominance in whole-mantle tectonics

@inproceedings{Li2009SupercontinentsuperplumeCT,
  title={Supercontinent-superplume coupling, true polar wander and plume mobility: Plate dominance in whole-mantle tectonics},
  author={Zheng-Xiang Li and Shijie Zhong},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract Seismic tomography has illustrated convincingly the whole-mantle nature of mantle convection, and the lower mantle origin of the African and Pacific superplumes. However, questions remain regarding how tectonic plates, mantle superplumes and the convective mantle interplay with each other. Is the formation of mantle superplumes related to plate dynamics? Are mantle plumes and superplumes fixed relative to the Earth's rotation axis? Answers to these questions are fundamental for our… CONTINUE READING

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