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Recent papers & books relevant to the debate regarding the origin of hot spots
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last updated 17th February, 2017

Jackson, M. G., J. G. Konter, T.W. Becker, Primordial helium entrained by the hottest mantle plumes, Nature, 542, 340–343, 2017, doi:10.1038/nature21023

Meyzen, Christine Marie, Andrea Marzoli, Giuliano Bellieni and Gilles Levresse, Magmatic Activity on a Motionless Plate: the Case of East Island, Crozet Archipelago (Indian Ocean), Journal of Petrology, 57, No. 7, 1409–1436, doi: 10.1093/petrology/egw045

Wasilewski, Benjamin, Luc S. Doucet, Bertrand Moine, Hugues Beunon, Guillaume Delpech, Nadine Mattielli, Vinciane Debaille, Adélie Delacour, Michel Grégoire, Damien Guillaume, Jean-Yves Cottin, Ultra-refractory mantle within oceanic plateau: Petrology of the spinel harzburgites from Lac Michèle, Kerguelen Archipelago, Lithos, 272–273, 336-349, 2017.

Svennevig, K., P. Guarnieri, and L. Stemmerik (2016), Tectonic inversion in the Wandel Sea Basin: A new structural model of Kilen (eastern North Greenland), Tectonics, 35, 2896–2917, doi:10.1002/2016TC004152.

Szymanski, E., D. F. Stockli, P. R. Johnson, and C. Hager (2016), Thermochronometric evidence for diffuse extension and two-phase rifting within the Central Arabian Margin of the Red Sea Rift, Tectonics, 35, 2863–2895, doi:10.1002/2016TC004336.

Chen, Huan, Qun-Ke Xia, Jannick Ingrin & Etienne Deloule,  Heterogeneous source components of intraplate basalts from NE China induced by the ongoing Pacific slab subduction, Earth Planet Sci Lett, 2017, 459: 208-220, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.11.030.

Van Avendonk, Harm J. A., Joshua K. Davis, Jennifer L. Harding & Lawrence A. Lawver, Decrease in oceanic crustal thickness since the breakup of Pangaea, Nature Geoscience 10, 58–61 (2017) doi:10.1038/ngeo2849

Richards, Mark A., Walter Alvarez, Stephen Self, Leif Karlstro, Paul R. Renne, Michael Mang1, Courtney J. Sprain, Jan Smit, Loÿc Vanderkluysen and Sally A. Gibson, Triggering of the largest Deccan eruptions by the Chicxulub impact, Geological Society of America Bulletin, published online on 30 April 2015 as doi:10.1130/B31167.1

Wang, Zhensheng, Timothy M. Kusky, Fabio A. Capitanio, Lithosphere thinning induced by slab penetration into a hydrous mantle transition zone, Geophy. Res. Lett., 43, 11,567–11,577, 2016.

Whipple, Kelin X., Roman A. DiBiase, William B. Ouimet, and Adam M. Forte, Preservation or piracy: Diagnosing low-relief, high-elevation surface formation mechanisms, Geology, 45, 91-94, 2017.

Sacek, Victor, Post-rift influence of small-scale convection on the landscape evolution at divergent continental margins, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 459, 48-57, 2017

van den Hove, Jackson C., Jozua Van Otterloo, Peter G. Betts, Laurent Ailleres, Ray A.F. Cas, Controls on volcanism at intraplate basaltic volcanic fields, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 459, 36-47, 2017.

Schiffer, Christian, Niels Balling, Jörg Ebbing, Bo Holm Jacobsen, Søren Bom Nielsen, Geophysical-petrological modelling of the East Greenland Caledonides – Isostatic support from crust and upper mantle, Tectonophysics, 692, 44-57, 2016.

Peace, A., K. McCaffrey, J. Imber, J. Phethean, G. Nowell, K. Gerdes, and E. Dempsey (2016), An evaluation of Mesozoic rift-related magmatism on the margins of the Labrador Sea: Implications for rifting and passive margin asymmetry, Geosphere, 12, 6, 1–24, doi: 10 .1130/GES01341.1.

Martinez, Fernando, Richard Hey, Propagating buoyant mantle upwelling on the Reykjanes Ridge, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 457, 10-22, 2017

Zhang, Guo-Liang, Chao Li, Interactions of the Greater Ontong Java mantle plume component with the Osbourn Trough, Sci. Rep., 6, Article number: 37561 (2016), doi:10.1038/srep37561

Pilet, S., N. Abe, L. Rochat, M.-A. Kaczmarek, N. Hiran3, S. Machida, D. M. Buchs, P. O. Baumgartner and O. Müntener, Pre-subduction metasomatic enrichment of the oceanic lithosphere induced by plate flexure, Nature Geoscience, 9, 898-904, 2016.

News & Views: Snow, J.E., Petit spots go big, Nature Geoscience, advance release.

Milidragovic, Dejan, John B. Chapman, Sebastian Bichlmaier, Dante Canil, Alex Zagorevski, H2O-driven generation of picritic melts in the Middle to Late Triassic Stuhini arc of the Stikine terrane, British Columbia, Canada, 65-77.

Chalot-Prat, Françoise, Carlo Doglioni, Trevor Falloon, Westward migration of oceanic ridges and related asymmetric upper mantle differentiation, Lithos, 268-271, 163–173.

Ramalho, Ricardo S., George Helffrich, José Madeira, Michael Cosca, Christine Thomas, Rui Quartau, Ana Hipólito, Alessio Rovere, Paul J. Hearty, and Sérgio P. Ávila, Emergence and evolution of Santa Maria Island (Azores)—The conundrum of uplifted islands revisited, Geological Society of America Bulletin, B31538.1, first published on October 21, 2016, doi:10.1130/B31538.1

Elkins, L.J., S.R. Scott, K.W.W. Sims, E.R. Rivers, C.W. Devey, M.K. Reagan, C. Hamelin, R.B. Pedersen, Exploring the role of mantle eclogite at mid-ocean ridges and hotspots: U-series constraints on Jan Mayen Island and the Kolbeinsey Ridge, Chem. Geol., 444, 128-140, 2016.

Ingalls, Miquela, David B. Rowley, Brian Currie & Albert S. Colman, Large-scale subduction of continental crust implied by India-Asia mass-balance calculation, Nature Geoscience, 9, 848 - 853, 2016.

Cogné, Nathan, Daniel Doepke, David Chew, Finlay M. Stuart, Chris Mark, Measuring plume-related exhumation of the British Isles in Early Cenozoic times, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 456, 1-15, 2016

Vlastélic, I., A. Gannoun, A. Di Muro, L. Gurioli, P. Bachèlery, J.M. Henot, Origin and fate of sulfide liquids in hotspot volcanism (La Réunion): Pb isotope constraints from residual Fe–Cu oxides, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 194, 179-192, 2016.

Whittaker, J.M., S.E. Williams, J.A. Halpin, T.J. Wild, J.D. Stilwell, F. Jourdan, N.R. Daczko, Eastern Indian Ocean microcontinent formation driven by plate motion changes, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 454, 203-212, 2016.

Silvio Ferrero, Bernd Wunder, Martin A. Ziemann, Markus Wälle, Patrick J. O'Brien, Carbonatitic and granitic melts produced under conditions of primary immiscibility during anatexis in the lower crust, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 454, 121-131, 2016.

Laura-May Baratin, Stéphane Mazzotti, Jean Chéry, Philippe Vernant, Abdelilah Tahayt, Taoufik Mourabit, Incipient mantle delamination, active tectonics and crustal thickening in Northern Morocco: Insights from gravity data and numerical modeling, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 454, 113-120, 2016.

Milidragovic, Dejan, John B. Chapman, Sebastian Bichlmaier, Dante Canil, Alex Zagorevski, H2O-driven generation of picritic melts in the Middle to Late Triassic Stuhini arc of the Stikine terrane, British Columbia, Canada, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 454, 65-77, 2016

Graham, David W., Peter J. Michael, Thomas Shea, Extreme incompatibility of helium during mantle melting: Evidence from undegassed mid-ocean ridge basalts, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 454, 192-202, 2016.

Martinez, F., R. Hey, Propagating buoyant mantle upwelling on the Reykjanes Ridge, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., in press

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