2007

Superplumes: Beyond Plate Tectonics

ISBN: 978-1-4020-5749-6 (Print) 978-1-4020-5750-2 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIV

  2. The Thermal and Compositional Structure of the Earth

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-6

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      Pages 7-30

      Multiscale Seismic Tomography of Mantle Plumes and Subducting Slabs

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      Pages 31-68

      Seismological Constraints on the Structure of the Earth's Core

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 69-82

      Post-Perovskite Phase Transition and the Nature of the Dʺ Layer

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 83-104

      Post-Perovskite MgSiO3 Investigated by First Principles

  3. Seismological Evidence and Boundary Layers in the Mantle

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 105-112

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      Pages 113-138

      Subduction Zone: The Water Channel to the Mantle

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      Pages 139-158

      Fine-Scale Ultra-Low Velocity Zone Layering at the Core-Mantle Boundary and Superplumes

  4. Global Material Circulation and Petrogenesis of Superplume Rocks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 159-164

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      Pages 165-186

      A Geochemical and Petrological View of Mantle Plume

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      Pages 187-234

      Material Circulation through Time: Chemical Differentiation Within the Mantle and Secular Variation of Temperature and Composition of the Mantle

  5. Dynamics of Superplumes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 235-238

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 239-268

      Dynamics of Superplumes in the Lower Mantle

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      Pages 269-292

      Thermal Conductivity of the Earth's Deepest Mantle

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 293-320

      Thermo-Chemical Structure of the Lower Mantle: Seismological Evidence and Consequences for Geodynamics

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 321-356

      Microscopic Models for the Effects of Hydrogen on Physical and Chemical Properties of Earth Materials

  6. Plume Dynamics through Earth History

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 357-362

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 363-408

      History of the Pacific Superplume: Implications for Pacific Paleogeography Since the Late Proterozoic

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 409-440

      Plume Winter Scenario for Biosphere Catastrophe: The Permo-Triassic Boundary Case

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 441-502

      Dynamics of Plumes and Superplumes through Time

  7. Plumes and Superplumes on Mars and Venus

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 503-506

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 507-522

      Tharsis Superplume and the Geological Evolution of Early Mars

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 523-536

      Traits and Evolution of the Tharsis Superplume, Mars

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 537-562

      Plumes and Plume Clusters on Earth and Venus: Evidence from Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs)

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 563-569