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Teaching Mineralogy from the Core to the Crust
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses revising the typical sequence of a mineralogy course in order to enhance retention of information and facilitate learning. Beginning with the ...

Velocity structure of the Yellowstone hot spot from teleseismic tomography: Evidence for an upper mantle plume
This journal article uses modern seismic tomographic imaging and thorough analysis of related data to identify the source of volcanism for the Yellowstone hotspot. The study deployed a dense array of ...

Mantle Convection Movies On-Line at Caltech

This Caltech website contains movies and animations about mantle convection, along with brief summaries of the science behind it. Topics covered include supercontinents, superplumes, Australia, ...

Mantle Plumes and Mountain Building

This page presents an abstract from the American Scientist March-April 1999 issue. It discusses how the westward progress of the North American plate over the relatively stationary Yellowstone plume ...

Cretaceous Superplume and the Mississippi Embayment

In this abstract for the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Cox and Van Arsdale suggest that pronounced uplift of the Mississippi Valley Graben region associated with Bermuda ...

Superplumes from the core-mantle boundary to the base of the lithosphere: evidence from Q tomography

This page at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory summarizes the recent results of imaging the superplume beneath the Pacific superswell region by the method of Q-tomography. The page includes ...

Superplume Formation Beneath An Ancient Slab

Graduate student Eh Tan, working with Michael Gurnis at the California Institute of Technology, has recently discovered a plausible mechanism of generating superplumes at the core mantle boundary. ...

"Hotspots": Mantle Thermal Plumes

This website features the chapter on hotspots and mantle plumes in the online text "This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics", published by the U.S. Geological ...

Earth's Interior

This website contains class notes from a Geology 101 (physical geology) course. It discusses the composition and structure of the Earth's interior. Each layer, the inner core, outer core, mantle, and ...

Demonstrations of Geophysical Principles Applicable to the Properties and Processes of the Earth's Interior

These demonstrations are designed to help students develop a conceptual understanding of geophysical principles. The concepts covered in these demonstrations include rheology, seismic waves, ...

Earth's Inconstant Magnetic Field

This article discusses our planet's magnetic field, which is in a constant state of change. The location of the North Pole has been moving north at an average speed of 10 km per year, lately ...

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