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.