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Mantle Convection Movies On-Line at Caltech
This Caltech website contains movies and animations about mantle convection, along with brief summaries of the science behind it. Topics covered include supercontinents, superplumes, Australia, oceanic plates and faults, plate tectonic models, and stirring by mantle convection.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Video
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
Animations require QuickTime or other viewing software.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1997-2001 California Institute of Technology, All Rights Reserved
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-519
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: California Institute of Technology

Contact: Dr Michael Gurnis
California Institute of Technology Seismological Laboratory