Wave Dynamics in Mantle Plume Heads and Hotspot Swells

@inproceedings{Bercovici2007WaveDI,
  title={Wave Dynamics in Mantle Plume Heads and Hotspot Swells},
  author={David Bercovici},
  year={2007}
}
Laboratory experiments with thermal plumes in fluid with temperature-dependent viscosity suggest that wave-like instabilities can form in the horizontally flowing, disk-shaped head of the plume. The waves propagate radially outward from the axis of the plume and appear to be most intense in a finite band near the perimeter of the plume head. A simple… CONTINUE READING