Mantle Convection Movies On-Line at Caltech

California Institute of Technology Seismological Laboratory

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, oceanic plates and faults, plate tectonic models, and stirring by mantle convection.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Modeling Structural Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Special Interest: Visualization
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology, Geophysics, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Synthetic/Model Data
Topics: Solid Earth