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last updated 16th October, 2016

Masuti, Sagar, Sylvain D. Barbot, Shun-ichiro Karato, Lujia Feng & Paramesh Banerjee, Upper-mantle water stratification inferred from observations of the 2012 Indian Ocean earthquake, Nature (2016) doi:10.1038/nature19783

Hu, Y., R. Bürgmann, P. Banerjee, L. Feng, E. M. Hill, T. Ito, T. Tabei and K. Wang, Asthenosphere rheology inferred from observations of the 2012 Indian Ocean earthquake, Nature,

Paquet, M., M. Cannat, D. Brunelli, C. Hamelin and E. Humler, Effect of melt/mantle interactions on MORB chemistry at the easternmost Southwest Indian Ridge (61 to 67°E), Geophys. Res. Lett., Accepted manuscript online: 3 OCT 2016 04:07AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006385

Peace, A., McCaffrey, K., Imber, J., Phethean, J., Nowell, G., Gerdes, K., and Dempsey, E., 2016, An evaluation of Mesozoic rift-related magmatism on the margins of the Labrador Sea: Implications for rifting and passive margin asymmetry: Geosphere, 12, no. 6, p. 1–24, doi: 10 .1130/GES01341.1.

Plomerova, J., H. Munzarova, L. Vecsey, E. Kissling, U. Achauer, and V. Babuska (2016), Cenozoic volcanism in the Bohemian Massif in the context of P- and S-velocity high-resolution teleseismic tomography of the upper mantle, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, 3326–3349, doi:10.1002/2016GC006318.

Chaves, C., N. Ussami, and J. Ritsema (2016), Density and P-wave velocity structure beneath the Parana
Magmatic Province: Refertilization of an ancient lithospheric mantle, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, 3054–3074, doi:10.1002/2016GC006369.

Mishra, Jay Kumar, and Richard G. Gordon, The rigid-plate and shrinking-plate hypotheses: Implications for the azimuths of transform faults, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 1827–1842, DOI: 10.1002/2015TC003968

Kim, Seongryong, Hrvoje Tkal?i?, Junkee Rhie and Youlin Chen, Intraplate volcanism controlled by back-arc and continental structures in NE Asia inferred from transdimensional Bayesian ambient noise tomograph, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 8390–8398, DOI: 10.1002/2016GL069483.

Padilla, A. J., C. F. Miller, T. L. Carley, R. C. Economos, A. K. Schmitt, M. A. Coble, J. L. Wooden, C. M. Fisher, J. D. Vervoort & J. M. Hanchar, Elucidating the magmatic history of the Austurhorn silicic intrusive complex (southeast Iceland) using zircon elemental and isotopic geochemistry and geochronology, Contrib Mineral Petrol (2016) 171: 69. doi:10.1007/s00410-016-1279-z

Stefánsson, Andr, Árný E. Sveinbjörnsdóttir, Jan Heinemeier, Stefán Arnórsson, Ríkey Kjartansdóttir, Hrefna Kristmannsdóttir, Mantle CO2 degassing through the Icelandic crust: Evidence from carbon isotopes in groundwaterGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 191, 300–319, 2016.

de Oliveira, Christie Helouise Engelmann, Andréa Ritter Jelinek, Farid Chemale, José Antônio Cupertino, Thermotectonic history of the southeastern Brazilian margin: Evidence from apatite fission track data of the offshore Santos Basin and continental basement, Tectonophysics, 685, 21-34.

Sager, William W., Takashi Sano, Jörg Geldmacher, Formation and evolution of Shatsky Rise oceanic plateau: Insights from IODP Expedition 324 and recent geophysical cruises, Earth-Science Reviews, 159, 306-336.

Chaves, C., N. Ussami, and J. Ritsema (2016), Density and P-wave velocity structure beneath the Paraná Magmatic Province: Refertilization of an ancient lithospheric mantle, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, doi:10.1002/2016GC006369.

Shellnutt, J. G., T.-Y. Lee, P.-K. Torng, C.-C. Yang, and Y.-H. Lee (2016), Late Cretaceous intraplate silicic volcanic rocks from the Lake Chad region: An extension of the Cameroon volcanic line?, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, 2803–2824, doi:10.1002/2016GC006298

Viccaro, Marco, Eugenio Nicotra, Salvatore Urso, Production of mildly alkaline basalts at complex ocean ridge settings: Perspectives from basalts emitted during the 2010 eruption at theEyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland, Journal of Geodynamics, 91, 51–64, 2015.

Jiashun Hu, Lijun Liu, Abnormal seismological and magmatic processes controlled by the tearing South American flat slabs, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 540, 40-51

Govers, R. and A. Fichtner, Signature of slab fragmentation beneath Anatolia from full-waveform tomography, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 540,10-19

Best, Myron G., Eric H. Christiansen, Shanaka de Silva, and Peter W. Lipman, Slab-rollback ignimbrite flareups in the southern Great Basin and other Cenozoic American arcs: A distinct style of arc volcanism, Geosphere, 12 1097-1135.

Halldórsson, Sæmundur A., Jaime D. Barnes, Andri Stefánsson, David R. Hilton, Erik H. Hauri, and Edward W. Marshall, Subducted lithosphere controls halogen enrichments in the Iceland mantle plume source, Geology 2016;44 679-682.

Magmas and their sources: A special issue honoring Frederick A. Frey

Edited by Michael O. Garcia, J. Michael Rhodes, Shichun Huang and Rosemary Hickey-Vargas

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 18 , Pages 1-550, 15 July 2016

Rudzitis, S., M. R. Reid, and J. Blichert-Toft (2016), On edge melting under the Colorado Plateau margin, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, 2835–2854, doi:10.1002/2016GC006349.

Tappe, Sebastian, Natalie B. Brand, Andreas Strackc, David van Acked, Chuan-Zhou Lie, Harald Strausf, Fu-Yuan Wu, Ambre Luguet, Roger H. Mitchell, Plates or plumes in the origin of kimberlites: U/PB perovskite and Sr-Nd-Hf-Os-C-O isotope constraints from the Superior craton (Canada), Chemical Geology, Available online 15 August 2016

Xue, Sheng-Chao, Chusi Li, Ke-Zhang Qin, Dong-Mei Tang, A non-plume model for the Permian protracted (266–286 Ma) basaltic magmatism in the Beishan–Tianshan region, Xinjiang, Western Chin, Lithos, 256–257, 243–249.

Pedersen, V. K., R. S.Huismans, and R. Moucha (2016), Isostatic and dynamic support of high topography on a North Atlantic passive margin, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 446, 1-9.

Xia, Qun-Ke, Yao Bi, Pei Li, Wei Tian, Xun Wei & Han-Lin Chen, High water content in primitive continental flood basalts, Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 25416 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep25416

Stroncik, Nicole A., Samuel Niedermann, He, Ne and Ar isotope signatures of mid-ocean ridge basalts and their implications for upper mantle structure: A case study from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 4–12°S, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 183, 2016, 94-105.

Hassan, Rakib, R. Dietmar Müller, Michael Gurnis, Simon E. Williams & Nicolas Flament, A rapid burst in hotspot motion through the interaction of tectonics and deep mantle flow, Nature, 533, 239-242, 2016, doi:10.1038/nature17422

Meeuws, Fun J.E., Simon P. Holford, John D. Foden, Nick Schofield, Distribution, chronology and causes of Cretaceous – Cenozoic magmatism along the magma-poor rifted southern Australian margin: Links between mantle melting and basin formation, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 73, 271-298, 2016.

Uluocak, E.S., Russell Pysklywec and O?uz H. Gö?ü?, Present-day dynamic and residual topography in Central Anatolia, Geophys. J. Int., 206, 1515-1525.

Gögüs, Oguz H., Russell N. Pysklywec, and Claudio Faccenna, Postcollisional lithospheric evolution of the Southeast Carpathians: Comparison of geodynamical models and observations, Tectonics, 35, doi:10.1002/2015TC004096

Mishra, Jay Kumar and Richard G. Gordon, The Rigid-Plate and Shrinking-Plate Hypotheses: Implications for the Azimuths of Transform Faults, Tectonics, Accepted manuscript online: 23 MAY 2016 01:14PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015TC003968

Scott D. King, An evolving view of transition zone and midmantle viscosity, Geochem. Geophys. Geochem., 1234–1237, Article first published online: 15 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006279

Doubrovine, Pavel V., Bernhard Steinberger and Trond H. Torsvik, A failure to reject: Testing the correlation between large igneous provinces and deep mantle structures with EDF statistics, Geochem. Geophys. Geochem., 1130–1163, Article first published online: 23 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/2015GC006044

Shephard, G.E., R.G. Trønnes, W. Spakman, I. Panet and C. Gaina, Evidence for slab material under Greenland and links to Cretaceous High Arctic magmatism, Geophys. Res. Lett., Accepted manuscript online: 19 APR 2016 07:10PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016GL068424

Abera, R., J. van Wijk, and G. Axen, Formation of continental fragments: The Tamayo Bank, Gulf of California, Mexico, Geology, doi:10.1130/G38123.1

Brueseke, Matthew E., Jasper M. Hobbs, Casey L. Bulen, Stanley A. Mertzman, Robert E. Puckett, J. Douglas Walker, Josh FeldmanCambrian intermediate-mafic magmatism along the Laurentian margin: Evidence for flood basalt volcanism from well cuttings in the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen (U.S.A.),Lithos, 260, 164–177, 2016.

Omarini, Ricardo H., Massimo Gasparon, Angelo De Min & Piero Comin-Chiaramonti, An overview of the Mesozoic-Cenozoic magmatism and tectonics in Eastern Paraguay and central Andes (western Gondwana): implications for the composition of mantle sources, submitted to the Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 2016

Ziegler, Moritz, Mojtaba Rajabi, Oliver Heidbach, Gylfi Páll Hersir, Kristján Ágústsson, Sigurveig Árnadóttir, Arno Zang, The stress pattern of Iceland, Tectonophysics, 674, 101-113, 2016.

Meghraoui, Mustapha, and the IGCP-601 Working Group, The Seismotectonic Map of Africa, Episodes, 39, DOI:10.18814/epiiugs/2016/v39i1/89232

Castillo-Oliver, Montgarri, Salvador Galí, Joan Carles Melgarejo,William L. Griffin, Elena Belousova, Norman J. Pearson, ManuelWatangua, Suzanne Y. O'Reilly, Trace-element geochemistry and U–Pb dating of perovskite in kimberlites of the Lunda Norte province (NE Angola): Petrogenetic and tectonic implications, Chemical Geology, 426, 118-134, 2016.

Sobolev, Alexander V., Evgeny V. Asafov, Andrey A. Gurenko, Nicholas T. Arndt, Valentina G. Batanova, Maxim V. Portnyagin, Dieter Garbe-Schönberg & Stepan P. Krasheninnikov, Komatiites reveal a hydrous Archaean deep-mantle reservoir, Nature, 531, 628–632, 2016, doi:10.1038/nature17152

Gassmöller, Rene, Juliane Dannberg, Eva Bredow, Bernhard Steinberger and Trond H. Torsvik, Major influence of plume-ridge interaction, lithosphere thickness variations, and global mantle flow on hotspot volcanism—The example of Tristan,Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., Accepted manuscript online: 21 MAR 2016 10:59AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GC006177, 2016.

Price, Allison A., Matthew G. Jackson, Janne Blichert-Toft, Jerzy Blusztajn, Christopher S. Conatser, Jasper G. Konter, Anthony A.P. Koppers and Mark D. Kurz, Geochemical evidence in the northeast Lau Basin for subduction of the Cook-Austral volcanic chain in the Tonga Trench,Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., Accepted manuscript online: 22 MAR 2016 03:30AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GC006237

Holtzman, Benjamin K., Questions on the existence, persistence, and mechanical effects of a very small melt fraction in the asthenosphere, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 17, 470–484, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/2015GC006102

Spice, Holly E., J. Godfrey Fitton and Linda A. Kirstein, Temperature fluctuation of the Iceland mantle plume through time, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys. 17, 243–254, 2016.

Hoernle, K., A. Schwindrofska, R. Werner, P. van den Bogaard, F. Hauff, G. Uenzelmann-Neben, and D. Garbe-Schönberg, Tectonic dissection and displacement of parts of Shona hotspot volcano 3500 km along the Agulhas-Falkland Fracture Zone, Geology 2016;44 263-266

Plank, T. and D. W. Forsyth, Thermal structure and melting conditions in the mantle beneath the basin and range province from seismology and petrology, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., Accepted manuscript online: 14 MAR 2016 10:38AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GC006205, 2016.

Olierook, Hugo K.H., Fred Jourdan, Renaud E. Merle, Nicholas E. Timms, Nick Kusznir, Janet R. Muhling, Bunbury Basalt: Gondwana breakup products or earliest vestiges of the Kerguelen mantle plume?, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 440, 20-32, 2016.

Leonard, T., and L. Liu (2016), The role of a mantle plume in the formation of Yellowstone volcanism, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 1132–1139, doi:10.1002/2015GL067131.

Starkey, N.A., C.R.M. Jackson, R.C. Greenwood, S. Parman, I.A. Franchi, M. Jackson, J.G. Fitton, F.M. Stuart, M. Kurz, L.M. Larsen, Triple oxygen isotopic composition of the high-3He/4He mantle, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 176, 227-238, 2016.

Halldórsson, Sæmundur A., David R. Hilton, Peter H. Barry, Evelyn Füri, Karl Grönvold, Recycling of crustal material by the Iceland mantle plume: New evidence from nitrogen elemental and isotope systematics of subglacial basalts, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 176, 206-226, 2016.

Broadley, Michael W., Chris J. Ballentine, Déborah Chavrit, Luigi Dallai, Ray Burgess, Sedimentary halogens and noble gases within Western Antarctic xenoliths: Implications of extensive volatile recycling to the sub continental lithospheric mantle, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 176, 139-156, 2016.

Shimizu, Kei, Alberto E. Saal, Corinne E. Myers, Ashley N. Nagle, Erik H. Hauri, Donald W. Forsyth, Vadim S. Kamenetsky, Yaoling Niu, Two-component mantle melting-mixing model for the generation of mid-ocean ridge basalts: Implications for the volatile content of the Pacific upper mantle, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 176, 44–80, 2016.

Mjelde, Rolf, Trond Kvarven, Jan Inge Faleide, Hans Thybo, Lower crustal high-velocity bodies along North Atlantic passive margins, and their link to Caledonian suture zone eclogites and Early Cenozoic magmatism, Tectonophysics, 670, 16-29 , 2016.

Lee, Hyunwoo, James D. Muirhead, Tobias P. Fischer, Cynthia J. Ebinger, Simon A. Kattenhorn, Zachary D. Sharp & Gladys Kianji, Massive and prolonged deep carbon emissions associated with continental rifting, Nature Geoscience, 9, 145–149 (2016) doi:10.1038/ngeo2622.

Chen, Zhihao, Wouter P. Schellart, Vincent Strak, João C. Duarte, Does subduction-induced mantle flow drive backarc extension?, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 441, 200-210, 2016.

Døssing, A., P. Japsen, A. B. Watts, T. Nielsen, W. Jokat, H. Thybo, and T. Dahl-Jensen (2016), Miocene uplift of the NE Greenland margin linked to plate tectonics: Seismic evidence from the Greenland Fracture Zone, NE Atlantic, Tectonics, 35, 257-282, doi:10.1002/2015TC004079.

Doubrovine, P. V., Steinberger, B. and Torsvik, T. H. (2016), A failure to reject: Testing the correlation between large igneous provinces and deep mantle structures with EDF statistics. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst.. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/2015GC006044

*** Olugboji, T. M., Park, J., Karato, S.-i. and Shinohara, M. (2016), Nature of the seismic lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary within normal oceanic mantle from high-resolution receiver functions. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst.. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/2015GC006214

Thio, Vincent, Laura Cobden, Jeannot Trampert, Seismic signature of a hydrous mantle transition zone, PEPI, 250, 46-63 , 2016.

Chavrit, Déborah, Manuel A. Moreira, Frédéric Moynier, Estimation of the extraterrestrial 3He and 20Ne fluxes on Earth from He and Ne systematics in marine sediments, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 436, 10-18, 2016.

Hey, Richard, Fernando Martinez, Ármann Höskuldsson, Deborah E. Eason, Jonathan Sleeper, Sigvaldi Thordarson, Ásdís Benediktsdóttir, Sergey Merkuryev, Multibeam investigation of the active North Atlantic plate boundary reorganization tip, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 435,115–123, 2016.

Donovan, Stephen K., Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth by James Lawrence Powell. Columbia University Press, New York, 2015. No. of pages: xvi+367. Price: US$35-00. ISBN 978-0-231-16448-1 (hardback), Geological Journal, 51, 159–160, 2016. Article first published online: 7 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/gj.2716

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