The Mantle Plume Debate Workshop
Meiji University, Tokyo, 26th May, 2018
10:00-11:00 Foulger, R. Gillian (Durham Univ.)
“The Plate vs. Plume controversy: Why has it not been resolved?”
11:00-12:00 Julian, R. Bruce (Durham Univ.)
“Seismic tomography: Challenges and new approaches”
13:30-14:30 Matsubara, Makoto, NIED
“Standard 3D seismic velocity structure beneath Japanese Islands and configuration of Moho discontinuity”
14:30-15:30 Sheth C. Hetu (IIT, Bombay, JSPS Fellow)
“A mantle plume origin of the Deccan flood basalts: How certain?”
15:30-16:30 Mashima, Hidehisa, COLS, Meiji Univ.
“Opening Tectonics of the Japan Sea inferred from geological evidence"
JpGU–AGU Joint Meeting 2018
May 20-25, 2017, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan
Session S-IT21: Do Plumes Exist?
Conveners: Hidehisa Mashima, Gillian R. Foulger, Dapeng Zhao
Trans: "Let us devote ourselves
to pursuit of the ultimate truth about nature by
studying what we can find around us. Of course we
must respect and value existing theories, but it
is important not to place too much confidence in
them. We should be free from authority and convention
and modest before Mother Nature.
We should investigate books and
articles written by famed scholars. The most critical
thing, however, is to observe nature with unbiased
eyes, experiment with our own hands, honor fresh
ideas gained from natural materials, and nurture
them in a lively environment."
quote from Issues of Japanese
Historical Geology, 1949
last updated 27th May, 2018