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Solid-state convection in Earth’s deep interior and the origin of volcanic islands

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19:00 – 20:00 12 Mar 2015
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Room A003, Ellison building, Northumbria University, NE1 8ST

Speakers: Prof. Gillian Foulger

The Earth’s mantle – the region between depths of about 30 and 3,000 km – and many aspects of the dynamic behaviour of the mantle are still controversial, such as the cause of volcanic islands and volcanic fields in the interior of the continents.

I will describe in my lecture, two radically different views which have emerged, (known as the Plate and the Plume hypotheses) to explain the effects observed.

In my talk I shall aim to touch on all these aspects of this multifaceted and never-dull subject. Questions and input on any aspect, throughout my presentation, will be welcome.

Read the full lecture summary here.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP North East
Contact details: Richard Hornby
r.j.l.hornby@physics.org

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