Superplumes: Beyond Plate Tectonics

This book provides a concise overview of our understanding of the entire mantle, its evolution since early differentiation and the consequences of superplumes for earth surface processes. The balanced, international authorship of the 18 contributions has produced a state-of-the-science report on the...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Yuen, David A. (Editor), Maruyama, Shigenori (Editor), Karato, Shun-Ichiro (Editor), Windley, Brian F. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2007, 2007
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • The Water Channel to the Mantle
  • Fine-Scale Ultra-Low Velocity Zone Layering at the Core-Mantle Boundary and Superplumes
  • Global Material Circulation and Petrogenesis of Superplume Rocks
  • A Geochemical and Petrological View of Mantle Plume
  • Material Circulation through Time: Chemical Differentiation Within the Mantle and Secular Variation of Temperature and Composition of the Mantle
  • Dynamics of Superplumes
  • Dynamics of Superplumes in the Lower Mantle
  • Thermal Conductivity of the Earth's Deepest Mantle
  • Thermo-Chemical Structure of the Lower Mantle: Seismological Evidence and Co