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Kinks and circuits

Flow in the Earth's mantle buffets ascending mantle plumes, causing surface ‘hotspots’ to move relative to each other. A chain of deduction offers solutions to an age-old puzzle about hotspot behaviour.

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Sleep, N. Kinks and circuits. Nature 430, 151–153 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/430151a

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