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PLANFORM OF MANTLE CONVECTION BENEATH THE PACIFIC-OCEAN

Abstract:

The correlation between variations of the bathymetry and of the geoid in the Pacific Ocean suggests that both are the surface expression of mantle convection. The planform of the convection which is required to generate the observed anomalies does not consist of rolls but is three dimensional, with rising and sinking jets elongated in the direction of motion of the Pacific plate relative to the frame of reference defined by the hot spots. The spacing between the maxima and minima of the geoid...

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10.1038/288442a0

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MCKENZIE, D More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
ROUFOSSE, M More by this author
Journal:
NATURE
Volume:
288
Issue:
5790
Pages:
442-446
Publication date:
1980
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ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:77880253-bc5c-4aed-8f2b-212f3683ad4d
Source identifiers:
190549
Local pid:
pubs:190549
Language:
English

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