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Crust and mantle structure beneath the Azores hotspot—evidence from geophysics

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The Azores hotspot marks the triple junction between the North American, Eurasian, and African plates, and is responsible for the ~20 Ma Azores plateau, and ongoing, off-axis volcanism today. The dynamics of the interaction between the Azores hotspot and the slow-spreading North Atlantic ridge has led to short wavelength V-shaped bathymetric and geochemical anomalies along the mid-ocean ridge, suggesting variations in the flow of mantle plume material towards the southwest. The depth extent o...

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10.1007/978-3-642-32226-6_5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Oxford college:
Exeter College
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Springer Publisher's website
Pages:
71–87
Series:
Active Volcanoes of the World
Host title:
Volcanoes of the Azores: Revealing the Geological Secrets of the Central Northern Atlantic Islands
Place of publication:
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publication date:
2018-02-23
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EISBN:
9783642322266
EISSN:
2195-7029
ISSN:
2195-3589
Source identifiers:
842229
ISBN:
9783642322259
Language:
English
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Chapter
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pubs:842229
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2018-04-18

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