Scientist Proposes Alternative to Deep Mantle Plumes

Byrd and Block Communications Inc, Earth and Sky Radio Series

This radio broadcast continues the discussion from the previous show ('Deep Mantle Plumes Help Explain Hawaii's Origins') over whether the Hawaiian Islands were created by deep mantle plumes. Don Anderson, a geophysicist at the California Institute of Technology, proposes an alternate theory that the islands formed from magma oozing from a crack in the Pacific plate. The clip is 1 minute and 23 seconds in length.

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Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics