News of the WeekMANTLE DYNAMICS

Mantle Plumes Both Tall and Short?

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Science  05 Dec 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5651, pp. 1643
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5651.1643

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As reported online this week by Science (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1092485), a group of seismologists offers evidence of 32 plumes of hot rock rising through Earth's mantle.