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Rediscovering Ross Island: The 2012 Expedition to Understand the Geologic Origin of Ross Island, Antarctica
Using funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), we are conducting a field and laboratory based study to examine the hypothesis that volcanism on Ross Island is the surface expression of a deep mantle upwelling in the form of a mantle plume or hot-spot (Plate 2). This aspect of our research is timely in that recent “geophysical observations” indicate that the mantle beneath Ross Island is hotter than its surroundings.
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EXP11624 EQ Admin  
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http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/10/18/rediscovering-ross-island-the-2012-expedition-to-understand-the-geologic-origin-of-ross-island-antarctica/
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Antarctica Antarctica
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http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/10/18/rediscovering-ross-island-the-2012-expedition-to-understand-the-geologic-origin-of-ross-island-antarctica/
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