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The Compleate Hot Spot

compiled by

Don L. Anderson

Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125

The Compleate Hot Spot Table is a compilation, for all the major hot spots, of data including buoyancy flux, subjective score (Courtillot et al. 2003; primary means a possible deep plume source), geoid height, helium isotope ratios, transition zone thickness, temperature, heat flow, associated lithosphere tectonics, tomographic  features and associations with large igneous provinces.

For many hot spots, the data are incomplete. Please contact us with additional or updated information, suggestions for additional columns or hot spots etc. so we can develop the Table, which we hope will provide a useful resource to scholars.

Click here to download the Compleate Hot Spot Table (Excel spreadsheet).

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The Compleate Hot Spot References

[1] Phipps Morgan (1997) Schilling (1991),  Feighner et al. (1995), Steinberger (2000),  Davies (1988), de Voogd et al. (1999).

[2] Anderson (1998a, 1998b, 1999, 2000a,b, 2001), Ozima (1994), Graham (2002), Moreira et al. (1999), Hilton et al. (1999).

[3] Gu et al. (2003), Dziewonski (2000), Ritsema & van Heijst (2000), Grand (1994), Gu et al. (2001, 2003), Dziewonski (2000), Ritsema & van Heijst (2000), Ritsema & Allen (2003), Grand (1994), Katzman et al. (1998), King & Ritsema (2000), Boschi & Dziewonski (1999), Best et al. (1975), Anderson et al. (1992a, 1992b), Ritsema et al. (1999), Sipkin & Jordan (1975).

[4] Dieu et al. (2002), de Voogd et al. (1999), Christianson et al. (2002), Natland (1980), McNutt et al. (1997), Dickinson (1998), Humphreys et al. (2003), Favela & Anderson (1999), Natland (1980), Burke (1996), Koppers et al. (2001), Wessel & Kroenke (1997), Natland & Winterer (2004), McNutt & Bonneville (2000), Clouard & Bonneville (2001).

[5] Gu et al. (2001, 2003), Dziewonski (2000), Ritsema & van Heijst (2000), Ritsema & Allen (2003), Grand (1994), Bijwaard & Spakman (1999), Inoue et al. (1990), Zhou (1996), Fukao et al. (1992,  2001), Bijwaard et al. (1998), Montelli et al. (2003), Nataf (2000), Best et al. (1975), Anderson et al. (1992a, 1992b), Ritsema et al. (1999), Katzman et al. (1998), Boschi & Dziewonski (1999), Keller et al. (2000),  Sipkin & Jordan (1975), Foulger & Pearson (2001), Christiansen et al. (2002), Zhao (2001).

[6] Bijwaard & Spakman (1999), Inoue et al. (1990), Zhou (1996), Fukao et al. (2001), Bijwaard et al. (1998), Montelli et al. (2003, 2004), Nataf (2000), Fukao et al. (1992, 2001), Bijwaard et al. (1998), Keller et al. (2000), Foulger & Pearson (2001), Christiansen et al. (2002).

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