Hot Spot Volcanoes
http://www.wwnorton.com/earth/egeo/flash/2_10.swf

W.W. Norton and Company


This Flash animation depicts the generation and evolution of hot-spot volcanoes. It shows a mantle plume rise beneath an oceanic plate and form a hot-spot at the base of the lithosphere. As the lithosphere melts, magma rises and erupts at the surface to form a volcano. A chain of volcanoes forms as the plate moves over the hot-spot. This is part of a series of animations developed to help students visualize dynamic earth processes. The series is a component of a website that supports the textbook, Essentials of Geology: An Introduction to Planet Earth.


Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Topics: Solid Earth:Petrology:Volcanology
Tectonic Setting: Hot Spot