Louisiade Plateau

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The Louisiade Plateau is a poorly studied oceanic plateau in the northern Coral Sea of the South Pacific Ocean.[1] It has been described as a continental fragment that rifted away from the northwestern continental margin of Australia but its position at the northern end of the Tasmantid Seamount Chain also suggests that the Louisiade Plateau might be a large igneous province formed by the arrival of the Tasmantid hotspot.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Cowley, Shane; Mann, Paul; Coffin, M. F.; Shipley, Thomas H. (2004). "Oligocene to Recent tectonic history of the Central Solomon intra-arc basin as determined from marine seismic reflection data and compilation of onland geology". Solomon Island Arc Basement Rocks of the CSB. Elsevier. 389 (3–4): 6. Bibcode:2004Tectp.389..267C. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2004.01.008.
  2. ^ Kalnins, L. M.; Cohen, B. E.; Fitton, J. G.; Mark, D. F.; Richards, F. D.; Barfod, D. N. (2015). "The East Australian, Tasmantid, and Lord Howe Volcanic Chains: Possible mechanisms behind a trio of hotspot trails". AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. American Geophysical Union. 2015: DI41A–2591. Bibcode:2015AGUFMDI41A2591K.

Coordinates: 12°46′S 156°32′E / 12.767°S 156.533°E / -12.767; 156.533