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Indications of Hotspot Movement
File Name m00009.txt.560.hotspot.motion.indications.pdf
Data Type text
Computer Program Microsoft Word 2003
File Size 48.00 KB - 2 files [ pdf,doc ]
Expert Level Graduate School
Contributor ERESE Database Team
Source Tarduno et al. 2003
Resource Matrix The Formation of Seamounts
This paper examines the likelihood that the Hawaiian hotspot is moving. The bend in the Hawaiian Emperor chain is attributed to motion of the hotspot rather than an abrupt change in Pacific Plate motion. Paleolatitude data shows that some of the seamounts were formed at different latitudes than the present day hotspot location. This indicates that in addition to the Pacific Plate moving, the hotspot is also mobile.
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