The Superswell and Darwin Rise: Thermal No Longer?

Stein Carol, University of Illinois at Chicago

This short online article, from the website, reviews the evidence for a thermal plume-related cause of the large shallow region in the western Pacific Ocean containing the Darwin Rise and Superswell regions. The authors point out that the heat flow of this region is not anomalous compared to comparable-age oceanic crust elsewhere, and on this basis, suggest that a plume origin is not required to explain the shallow oceanic depths in these areas.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Oceanography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Ocean, Time/Earth History
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Geophysics