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Mantle Convection part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This page discusses thermal convection as it applies to the Earth's mantle and includes three QuickTime movies for three different cases of convection: heating from below, heating from within, and a ...
The Farallon Plate part of SERC Web Resource Collection
In this animation from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, the Farallon Plate sinks beneath North American Plate and scrapes along bottom of continent for 1,500 kilometers before sinking again.
Leaky Layers part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Figure from the Nature Geoscience article, Geodynamics: Layer cake or plum pudding? by Paul Tackley (Nature Geoscience 1, 157 - 158 (2008)). The figure shows the current understanding of the ...
Mantle Convection Models in the GEON IDV part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This page about the GEON Integrated Data Viewer examines its use in visualizing mantle convection. There are also links to six animations of convection that were created using IDV with different ...
Imagining Earth's Interior part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This image from the COMPRES galleries show a dozen conceptions of the structure of the deep earth. The composite image is by Ed Garnero.
Bending thoughts about Hawaiian chain part of SERC Web Resource Collection
This article, published in Geotimes in 2003, summarizes controversial results from Ocean Drilling Program Leg 197 suggesting that the bend in the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount/island chain may be the ...
Mantle Plumes and Their Record in Earth History part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book provides a timely and comprehensive review of the origin and history of mantle plumes throughout geologic time. The text describes the new and exciting results of the last few years, and ...
Mantle Convection Movies On-Line at Caltech part of SERC Web Resource Collection
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, ...