Effects of Mantle Flow on Hotspot Motion

  1. Mark A. Richards,
  2. Richard G. Gordon and
  3. Rob D. Van Der Hilst
  1. Bernhard Steinberger1 and
  2. Richard J. O'Connell2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM121p0377

The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions

The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions

How to Cite

Steinberger, B. and O'Connell, R. J. (2000) Effects of Mantle Flow on Hotspot Motion, in The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions (eds M. A. Richards, R. G. Gordon and R. D. Van Der Hilst), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM121p0377

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Meteorologie Und Geophysik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909790

Online ISBN: 9781118668535

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Keywords:

  • Plate tectonics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Experimental and Observational Evidence for Mantle Plumes

  • Distortion of a Plume Conduit in Shear Flow

  • Extinction of Plume Conduits

  • Hotspot Motion Versus Fixity - Evidence from Hotspot Tracks, Plate Reconstructions and Paleomagnetism

  • A Model of Plumes in Large-Scale Mantle Flow

  • Motion of Hotspots in the Pacific

  • Implications of Hotspot Motion for Plate Tectonics

  • Discussion and Outlook