Research Spotlight: Understanding the magma distribution in the Taupo Volcanic Zone
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 91, Issue 25, page 228, 22 June 2010
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2010), Research Spotlight: Understanding the magma distribution in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(25), 228–228, doi:10.1029/EO091i025p00228-01.(
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The Taupo Volcanic Zone, on the North Island of New Zealand, is an active region of intense volcanism with high heat flow. The high heat flux from this zone is comparable to that found in Iceland and at Yellowstone National Park in the United States. It has been suggested that large volumes of magma in the Taupo Volcanic Zone come from a “mush zone” that contains a mixture of solid crystals and melt.