Describe the formation of a mantle plume and relate that to the formation of the Hawaiian Island/Emperor Seamount chain. How do the mantle plume and plate tectonic account for the various ages of the islands?
A mantle plume is formed when an a rock within the earth’s becomes hot and the head of the plume melts partially. The mantle plume forms a volcano hot spot.
Hawaiian Island were formed by hotspots at the center of