Radiating Volcanic Migrations: An example from the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A.

Camp Vic, San Diego State University

The authors of this online article, published on the mantleplumes.org website, examine the temporal and spatial trends in the eruption sequence of large igneous provinces in the Pacific Northwest to evaluate the plausibility of the Yellowstone plume model. The authors conclude that the sequence of volcanic migrations in the area appears to be more compatible with a plume origin than with non-plume alternatives. The article includes several maps, an extensive bibliography, and a link to a more detailed paper on the subject published by the authors in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

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