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Mantle Plumes and Their Effects

  • Mainak Choudhuri
  • Michal Nemčok

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mainak Choudhuri, Michal Nemčok
    Pages 1-17
  3. Mainak Choudhuri, Michal Nemčok
    Pages 19-42
  4. Mainak Choudhuri, Michal Nemčok
    Pages 43-61
  5. Mainak Choudhuri, Michal Nemčok
    Pages 63-72
  6. Mainak Choudhuri, Michal Nemčok
    Pages 73-90
  7. Mainak Choudhuri, Michal Nemčok
    Pages 91-124
  8. Mainak Choudhuri, Michal Nemčok
    Pages 125-137

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a brief synopsis of the current academic understanding of the plume hypothesis, its surface manifestations and shortcomings. It describes methods for estimating the uplift history of a region due to plume activity. Different models for the elastic properties of the lithosphere and its estimation as a background for plume emplacement are discussed, the plume hypothesis is introduced and the major plume types and their effect on the lithosphere are described. Two chapters are dedicated to the dynamic and permanent topography produced by an impinging plume head below the lithosphere and its estimation. The historical background of the plume hypothesis, its criticisms and alternatives are presented.

Keywords

Hotspot Activity Intra-plate Magmatism Crustal Uplift Magmatic Underplating Flexural Moat Plume Hypothesis

Authors and affiliations

  • Mainak Choudhuri
    • 1
  • Michal Nemčok
    • 2
  1. 1.Petroleum (E & P)Reliance Industries LimitedGhansoli, Navi MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.EGI Laboratory at SAVEnergy and Geoscience Institute at UniveBratislavaSlovakia

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