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Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

May 22-26, 2016, Chiba-city, 261-0023, Japan

Session S-IT10: Do Plumes Exist?

Conveners: Hidehisa Mashima, Gillian R. Foulger, Dapeng Zhao

Goldschmidt2016 Conference

Jun 26 - July 1, Yokohama Japan

Feb 26 abstract submission deadline

Session 05a: Crust-Mantle Processes: A Stable Isotope Perspective

Conveners: Convenors: Fang Huang, Julie Prytulak, Shichun Huang, Michael Antonelli, Anat Shahar, Edwin Schauble, James Watkins

A sub-crustal piercing point for North Atlantic reconstructions and tectonic implications

C. Schiffer, R.A. Stephenson, K.D. Petersen, S.B. Nielsen, B.H. Jacobsen, N. Balling & D.I.M. Macdonald

South Atlantic opening: A plume-induced breakup?

T. Fromm, L. Planert, W. Jokat, T. Ryberg, J.H. Behrmann, C. Haberland& M. Weber

Supercontinental inheritance & its influence on breakup: The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province & Pangea

L. Whalen, E. Gazel, C. Vidito, J. Puffer, M. Bizimis, W. Henika, & M.J. Caddick

Yellowstone time-progressive volcanism results from time-progressive extension

G.R. Foulger

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Check out the Wikipedia Talk:Mantle plume controversy page and add your three ha'pence worth–or 10¢ if you work in bucks.–Gillian R. Foulger
Dear WM, A new gravity map shows thousands more of seamounts, mostly not in linear chains, as summarized in this news article. The great majority of seamounts are scattered across the oceans in independent groups and individual volcanoes. They are not part of linear volcanic chains, and we should note that magmas of most seamount volcanoes appear to be similar and must form the same way. This fact does not support the wildly generalized models in which intraplate volcanoes are created by narrow, deep mantle plumes. Instead, we must develop models that link lithospheric structures to linear volcanic chains where such exist, and also allow most volcanoes to form as individual features, all in a common origin from the upper mantle.–Greg McHone
Dear WM, in the recent paper by Courtillot & Fluteau, the 59th plume type is defined–the "killer plume".–Michele Lustrino