Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Solid Earth, 12, 613–632, 2021
Solid Earth, 12, 613–632, 2021

Research article 10 Mar 2021

Research article | 10 Mar 2021

The role of edge-driven convection in the generation of volcanism – Part 1: A 2D systematic study

Antonio Manjón-Cabeza Córdoba and Maxim D. Ballmer


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AR by Katja Gänger on behalf of the Authors (16 Nov 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Nov 2020) by Juliane Dannberg
AR by Antonio Manjón-Cabeza Córdoba on behalf of the Authors (02 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Dec 2020) by Juliane Dannberg
ED: Publish as is (09 Dec 2020) by Susanne Buiter(Executive Editor)
Short summary
The study of intraplate volcanism can inform us about underlying mantle dynamic processes and thermal and/or compositional anomalies. Here, we investigated numerical models of mantle flow and melting of edge-driven convection (EDC), a potential origin for intraplate volcanism. Our most important conclusion is that EDC can only produce moderate amounts of mantle melting. By itself, EDC is insufficient to support the formation of voluminous island-building volcanism over several millions of years.