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SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences

Mantle Plumes and Their Effects

Authors: Choudhuri, Mainak, Nemčok, Michal

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  • Describes methods for estimating the uplift history of a region due to plume activity
  • Presents methods that can be applied irrespective of the cause of hotspot activity
  • Outlines the ongoing debate on the plume hypothesis
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This book presents a brief synopsis of the current academic understanding of the plume hypothesis, its surface manifestations and its shortcomings. It also describes methods for estimating the uplift history of a region due to plume activity. It discusses different models for the elastic properties of the lithosphere and their estimation as a background for plume emplacement, and introduces the plume hypothesis, describing the major plume types and their effect on the lithosphere. Two chapters are dedicated to the dynamic and permanent topography produced by an impinging plume head below the lithosphere and its estimation. It also presents the historical background of the plume hypothesis, its criticisms and alternatives.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 44,02 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44239-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 54,99 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44238-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mantle Plumes and Their Effects
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44239-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44239-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-44238-9
Series ISSN
2191-589X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 137
Number of Illustrations
54 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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