The Bent Hawaiian-Emperor Hotspot Track: Inheriting the Mantle Wind

@article{Tarduno2009TheBH,
  title={The Bent Hawaiian-Emperor Hotspot Track: Inheriting the Mantle Wind},
  author={J. Tarduno and H. Bunge and N. Sleep and U. Hansen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={324},
  pages={50 - 53}
}
  • J. Tarduno, H. Bunge, +1 author U. Hansen
  • Published 2009
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Bends in volcanic hotspot lineaments, best represented by the large elbow in the Hawaiian-Emperor chain, were thought to directly record changes in plate motion. Several lines of geophysical inquiry now suggest that a change in the locus of upwelling in the mantle induced by mantle dynamics causes bends in hotspot tracks. Inverse modeling suggests that although deep flow near the core-mantle boundary may have played a role in the Hawaiian-Emperor bend, capture of a plume by a ridge, followed by… CONTINUE READING
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