Tharsis Superplume(1): Why Superplume?

Maruyama Shigenori, Tokyo Institute of Technology

This abstract for the 2001 Geological Society of America annual meeting applies the superplume concept to explain the origin of the Tharsis shield volcanoes on Mars. (A superplume is a broad zone of mantle upwelling many thousands of km's across).

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology:Structural Geology
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Solid Earth, Solar system
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science, Geophysics, Structural Geology