Weekly topics and readings

 

 

We meet 1 pm Fridays in Rm 118 Weeks Hall

 

 

 

date and

presenter

 

Introduction: Origins of the mantle plume hypothesis

[Wilson, 1963] Origins of linear volcanic chains

[Morgan, 1971] The mantle plume hypothesis

 

9/12

Richard

Richard

Swells and heat flow

[Sleep, 1990] Hotspot and plume phenomenology

[Bonatti, 1990] Not so hot hotspots

 

9/19

Erik

Drew

Beneath Yellowstone special seminar

Gene Humphreys

 

9/26

 

The Yellowstone hotspot track and volcanism

[Smith and Braile, 1994] The Yellowstone hotspot

 

10/3

Mei

Geochemistry, melting and flood basalts

[White and McKenzie, 1995] Mantle plumes and flood basalts

 

10/17

Aaron

The Canary Islands: Competing hypotheses

[Carracedo et al., 1998] Plume origin for the Canaries

[Anguita and Hernan, 2000] No plume beneath the Canaries

 

10/24

Drew

Alan

Small-scale convection and top-down tectonics

[King and Ritsema, 2000] African hot spot volcanism

[Anderson, 2001] Top-down tectonics?

 

10/31

Stuart

Alan

The Newberry volcanic track

[Draper, 1991] Magmatism across Oregon

[Jordan, in prep] Origins of the High Lava Plains

 

11/7

John M

Subduction zone upwelling

[Gerya and Yuen, 2003] Cold plumes

 

11/14

Mike

 

The plume debate today

[DePaolo and Manga, 2003] The mantle plume model today

[Foulger and Natland, 2003] Hotspots result from plate tectonics

 

11/21

Brian

Stuart

Characterizing hotspots an update

[Courtillot et al., 2003] Three types of hotspot

[Montelli et al., in press] Global tomography (finally) resolves plumes

 

12/5

Xiaowei