Graphic solutions to problems of plumacy
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 58, Issue 7, pages 573–580, July 1977
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- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
The mantle plume is just the youngest member of a big and colorful family of geological fads and fashions: diluvialisms and catastrophisms, earths expanding and contracting, global tectonics new and old. Some of these fads have become bandwagons rolling from theory to fact. Others are intellectual white elephants gathering library dust. We do not know yet how the mantle plume will fare: certainly it has not quite attracted the bandwagon that the new global tectonics did.