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Underneath Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

  1. Mar 5, 2015 #1

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    http://news.yahoo.com/double-trouble-found-under-hawaiis-kilauea-volcano-200943176.html

    It would be interesting to review the isotopics of other volcanos, which I'm sure has been done.
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2015 #2

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    Might be interesting to look at ratios NW along the chain, as a check of time dependence of "hot-spot" composition.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2015 #3
    As the researchers describe the precision of this analysis as being new, it seems unlikely that comparable work has yet been done. One could reasonably expect that this will be a technique that is added to the toolkit of igneous petrologists. What is interesting to me is that it required the geophysical and the geochemical data to zero in on the probable 'truth'. Either alone would have left multiple plausible solutions.
     
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