Formation of Volcanic Island Chains (video) University of California - Berkeley Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption This is a supercomputer simulation of plumes of hot rock rising through the mantle to form volcanic island chains. Credit Animation by Scott French, NERSC and Berkeley Lab; video by Roxanne Makasdjian and Stephen McNally, UC Berkeley. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.