Mantle plumes: Heat-flow near Iceland

Carol Stein*, Seth Stein

*Corresponding author for this work

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Seafloor heat-flow near Iceland on the North American side of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is comparable to that for oceanic lithosphere elsewhere, and thus shows no evidence for sipificantiy higher temperatures associated with a mantle plume. Heat-flow is higher on the Eurasian plate than on the North American plate, an intriguing asymmetry opposite to that expected from models in which Iceland formed over a mantle plume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1.08-1.10
JournalAstronomy and Geophysics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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