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Evidence for mantle plumes?

Anderson, Don L. and Natland, James H. (2007) Evidence for mantle plumes? Nature, 450 (7169). E15. ISSN 0028-0836. doi:10.1038/nature06376.

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Geophysical hotspots have been attributed to partially molten asthenosphere, fertile blobs, small-scale convection and upwellings driven by core heat. Most are short-lived or too close together to be deeply seated, and do not have anomalous heat flow or temperature; many are related to tectonic features. Bourdon et al. investigate the dynamics of mantle plumes from uranium-series geochemistry and interpret their results as evidence for thermal plumes. Here we show why alternative mechanisms of upwelling and melting should be considered.

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Additional Information:© 2007 Nature Publishing Group. Received 21 March; accepted 3 October 2007.
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