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Hawaiian Hotspot Variability Attributed to Small-scale Convection


June 30, 2011

image showing predicted mantle temperatures Small-scale convection at the base of the Pacific plate has been simulated in a model of mantle plume dynamics, enabling researchers to explain the complex set of observations at the Hawaiian hotspot, according to a new study posted online in the June 26 edition of Nature Geoscience. Full Story

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