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High mantle seismic P-wave speeds as a signature for gravitational spreading of superplumes

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Science Advances  27 May 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 22, eaba7118
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba7118

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vol. 6 no. 22

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  • Received for publication December 26, 2019
  • Accepted for publication March 10, 2020
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  1. Tim Stern1,*,
  2. Simon Lamb1,
  3. James D. P. Moore1,2,
  4. David Okaya3 and
  5. Katharina Hochmuth4,
  1. 1Institute of Geophysics, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
  2. 2Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore.
  3. 3Earth Sciences, USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  4. 4Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: tim.stern{at}
  • Present address: School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.


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