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"Hotspots": Mantle Thermal Plumes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

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 ...

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 ...

The Hawaiian hotspot debate: an update part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article, published in Geotimes in 2003, follows up a previous article published earlier that year reporting on John Tarduno's theory that the bend in the Hawaiian-Emperor chain was caused by ...

Yellowstone Plume Head: Postulated Tectonic Relations to the Vancouver Slab, Continental Boundaries, and Climate part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The authors of this US Geological Survey report trace the Yellowstone hotspot track back to an apparent inception centered near the Oregon-Nevada border, and discuss implications of their plume-head ...

Radiating Volcanic Migrations: An example from the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The authors of this online article, published on the mantleplumes.org website, examine the temporal and spatial trends in the eruption sequence of large igneous provinces in the Pacific Northwest to ...

The Oregon High Lava Plains: Proof against a plume origin for Yellowstone? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online article, published on the mantleplumes.org website, reviews the geology and tectonics of the Oregon High Lava Plains, an enigmatic volcanic characterized by bimodal volcanism with a ...

Geology of the Colorado Plateau part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page provides a general description of the geology of the Colorado Plateau. Topics include information about the various geologic environments and processes active during the Precambrian and ...

Visualizing Topography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This module helps students learn to identify terrain features on topographic maps. QuickTime movies and interactive animations that illustrate features in three dimensions are compared to static ...

Tsunami Generation Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This QuickTime animation by Professor Miho Aoki at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Art Department clearly illustrates how a tsunami can be generated by a subduction zone earthquake. The ...

California Heats Up over Natural Steam part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Scientific American article describes a plan to inject treated wastewater into the earth below the Geysers geothermal field in California. Due to the removal of steam to generate electric power, ...