PLUME - Polynesia Lithosphere and Upper Mantle Experiment, 2001-2005, code ZI, funded by ACI Jeunes Chercheurs, Université de Montpellier II, EOPG Strasbourg

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PLUME (Polynesian Lithosphere and Upper Mantle Experiment), has the objective of imaging the upper mantle structures beneath French Polynesia. This region of the south Pacific, which is far from any plate boundary, comprises oceanic lithosphere with ages varying between 30 and 100 Ma, as well as two major fracture zones. The area has been affected by a "swarm" of volcanic islands chains - the Society Islands, Austral Islands, and Marquesas- that may represent hotspot tracks...
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