The Emperor Seamounts: Southward Motion of the Hawaiian Hotspot Plume in Earth's Mantle

@article{Tarduno2003TheES,
  title={The Emperor Seamounts: Southward Motion of the Hawaiian Hotspot Plume in Earth's Mantle},
  author={J. Tarduno and R. Duncan and D. Scholl and R. D. Cottrell and Bernhard Steinberger and T. Thordarson and B. C. Kerr and C. Neal and F. A. Frey and M. Torii and C. Carvallo},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={301},
  pages={1064 - 1069}
}
  • J. Tarduno, R. Duncan, +8 authors C. Carvallo
  • Published 2003
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • The Hawaiian-Emperor hotspot track has a prominent bend, which has served as the basis for the theory that the Hawaiian hotspot, fixed in the deep mantle, traced a change in plate motion. However, paleomagnetic and radiometric age data from samples recovered by ocean drilling define an age-progressive paleolatitude history, indicating that the Emperor Seamount trend was principally formed by the rapid motion (over 40 millimeters per year) of the Hawaiian hotspot plume during Late Cretaceous to… CONTINUE READING
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