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Location of Upwelling in Earth's Mantle Discovered to Be Stable


June 27, 2013

a slice through the Earth's mantle A study published in Nature shares the discovery that large-scale upwelling within the Earth's mantle mostly occurs in only two places: Beneath Africa and the central Pacific. These upwelling locations have remained remarkably stable over geologic time, despite dramatic reconfigurations of tectonic plate motions and continental locations on the Earth's surface.  Full Story

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University of Hawaii at Manoa

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