Several aspects of interpretation of geophysical data applied to the study of tectonics, geodynamics, metamorphism and magmatism are discussed. Deep-level geophysical data has revealed a new class of physical inhomogeneities in the lithosphere of various regions of diverse ages around the world.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Magma tism, its Sources and Evolution -- 2. Methods of Investigation Seismic Method Gravitational Modelling -- 3. Regional Characteristics of Mantle Plumes Ukrainian Shield -- Podol transcrustal geophysical anomaly Kirovograd transcrustal geophysical anomaly Priazov transcrustal geophysical anomaly Volyn protoplatform massif Polingenic-anatectic granite formation Anorthosite-rapokin granite problem Korsun-Novomirgorod mantle plume Korosten mantle plume Baltic Shield Karelia -- Kola peninsula Lesser Caucasus Siberian Platform Cuban Island Arc -- North-western Part of the Active Pacific Margin -- 4. Tectonic Role of Mantle Plumes -- Origin and Development of East European Platform -- 5. Relation Between Earth's Crustal Evolutionand Mantle Plumes Analysis of Results of Investigations -- Metallogeny and Mantle Plumes -- Conclusion -- References.
National Academy of Science of the Ukraine Institute of Geophysics Kiev, Ukraine.