New Insights on Yellowstone Volcanism: Liu and Team

Posted on 01.15.2018

In a paper “Western US volcanism due to intruding oceanic mantle driven by ancient Farallon slabs” published in Nature Geoscience, Lijun Liu and graduate students Quan Zhou and Jiashun Hu have employed seismic tomography to reveal new insights into the origin of Yellowstone volcanism and challenge existing views on deep mantle plumes.


Click here to see details on this story from the Illinois News Bureau: https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/590721

The paper was also highlighted in the Editor's Choice section of Science Magazine:
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6377/757.4

Here is the link to the full Nature Geoscience paper:  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-017-0035-y