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Plumes and hotspots: paradigms, models, and implications (co-organized)
Co-Conveners: Nicholas T. Arndt , Fabrizio Nestola , Andreas Stracke 
 / Tue, 29 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room G12
 / Attendance Tue, 29 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Blue Posters

This session will focus on the origin of magmatism in intraplate tectonic settings. Questions to be discussed include whether such magmas form in mantle plumes or by alternative mechanisms; the nature, composition, temperature and other physical characteristics of the source; the depth of instigation, the structure, and the dynamics of plumes, etc. Contributions from the fields of geochemistry, petrology, volcanology and geodynamics will be welcome.