Yellowstone Plume Head: Postulated Tectonic Relations to the Vancouver Slab, Continental Boundaries, and Climate

Pierce Kenneth, U.S. Geological Survey

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 model for regional geology, geochemistry, tectonics, and paleoaltitude/paleoclimate. This report is a pdf file.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Geochemistry, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Time/Earth History, Climate, Solid Earth:Structural Geology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology, Geochemistry, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change