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last updated 28th June, 2015



Gernigon, Laurent, Anett Blischke, Aziz Nasuti and Morten Sand, Conjugate volcanic rifted margins, seafloor spreading, and microcontinent: Insights from new high-resolution aeromagnetic surveys in the Norway Basin, Tectonics, 34, 907–933, Article first published online: 13 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2014TC003717.

Weiss, B.J., C. Hubscher, T. Ludmann, The tectonic evolution of the southeastern Terceira Rift/Sao Miguel region (Azores), Tectonophysics, 654, 75-95, 2015.

Calignano, Elisa, Dimitrios Sokoutis, Ernst Willingshofer, Frédéric Gueydan and Sierd Cloetingh, Strain localization at the margins of strong lithospheric domains: Insights from analog models, Tectonics, 34, 396–412, Article first published online: 11 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2014TC003756.

Ma, Qiang, Jian-Ping Zheng, Yi-Gang Xu, William L. Griffin, Rui-Sheng Zhang, Are continental “adakites” derived from thickened or foundered lower crust?, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 419, 125-133, 2015.

Panza, Giuliano F., Fabio Romanelli, Seismic waves in 3-D: from mantle asymmetries to reliable seismic hazard assessment, Earthq. Sci., 27(5), 567–576, DOI 10.1007/s11589-014-0091-y

Liu, Jingao, James M. Scott, Candace E. Martin, D. Graham Pearson, The longevity of Archean mantle residues in the convecting upper mantle and their role in young continent formation, Earth Planet. Sci. Lettl, 424, 109-118, 2015.

Garapic, G., M.G. Jackson, E.H. Hauri, S.R. Hart, K.A. Farley, J.S. Blusztajn, J.D. Woodhead, A radiogenic isotopic (He-Sr-Nd-Pb-Os) study of lavas from the Pitcairn hotspot: Implications for the origin of EM-1 (enriched mantle 1), LIthos, 228-229, 1-11, 2015.

Cassidy, M., S.F.L. Watt, P.J. Talling, M.R. Palmer, M. Edmonds, M. Jutzeler, D. Wall-Palmer, M. Manga, M. Coussens, T. Gernon, R.N. Taylor, A. Michalik, E. Inglis, C. Breitkreuz, A. Le Friant, O. Ishizuka, G. Boudon, M.C. McCanta, T. Adachi, M.J. Hornbach, S.L. Colas, D. Endo, A. Fujinawa, K.S. Kataoka, F. Maeno, Y. Tamura, F. Wang and Shipboard Science Party, Rapid onset of mafic magmatism facilitated by volcanic edifice collapse, Accepted manuscript online: 25 MAY 2015 01:06AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GL064519

Smithies, R.H., H. M. Howard, C. L. Kirkland, F. J. Korhonen, C. C. Medlin, W. D. Maier, R. Quentin de Gromard, and M. T. D. Wingate, Piggy-back Supervolcanoes—Long-Lived, Voluminous, Juvenile Rhyolite
Volcanism in Mesoproterozoic Central Australia, J. Petrology, 56, 735-763, 2015.

Huang, Hsin-Hua, Fan-Chi Lin, Brandon Schmandt, Jamie Farrell, Robert B. Smith, Victor C. Tsai, The Yellowstone magmatic system from the mantle plume to the upper crus, Science, 348, 773-776
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa5648, 2015.

Gernigon, Laurent, Anett Blischke, Aziz Nasuti, Morten Sand, Conjugate volcanic rifted margins, seafloor spreading, and microcontinent: Insights from new high-resolution aeromagnetic surveys in the Norway Basin, Tectonics, 34, doi:10.1002/2014TC003717, 2015.

Camp, V.E., Pierce, K.L., and Morgan, L.A., 2015, Yellowstone plume trigger for Basin and Range extension, and coeval emplacement of the Nevada-Columbia Basin magmatic belt, Geosphere, 11, 203-225

Peslier, Anne H. and Michael Bizimis, Water in Hawaiian peridotite minerals: A case for a dry metasomatized oceanic mantle lithosphere, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Accepted manuscript online: 6 APR 2015 10:35AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005780

Korostelev, Félicie, Cornelis Weemstra, Sylvie Leroy, Lapo Boschi, Derek Keir, Yong Ren, Irene Molinari, Abdulhakim Ahmed, Graham W. Stuart, Frédérique Rolandone, Khaled Khanbari, James O. S. Hammond, J. M. Kendall, Cécile Doubre, Ismail Al Ganad, Berhe Goitom and Atalay Ayele, Magmatism on rift flanks: Insights from ambient noise phase velocity in Afar region, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 2179–2188, Article first published online: 3 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2015GL063259

Frizon de Lamotte, Dominique, Brendan Fourdan, Sophie Leleu, François Leparmentier and Philippe de Clarens, Style of rifting and the stages of Pangea break-up, Tectonics, Accepted manuscript online: 24 APR 2015 03:01PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014TC003760

Hongbo Li, Zhaochong Zhang, Richard Ernst, Linsu Lü, M. Santosh, Zhang Dongyang and Cheng Zhiguo, Giant radiating mafic dyke swarm of the Emeishan Large Igneous Province: Identifying the mantle plume centre, Accepted manuscript online: 18 APR 2015 09:19AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/ter.12154

Nowacki, A., J.-Michael Kendall, James Wookey and Asher Pemberton, Mid-mantle anisotropy in subduction zones and deep water transport, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 764–784, Article first published online: 19 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005667

Parai, R., and Sujoy Mukhopadhyay, The evolution of MORB and plume mantle volatile budgets: Constraints from fission Xe isotopes in Southwest Indian Ridge basalts, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 719–735, 2015.

O’Connor, John M., Kaj Hoernle, R. Dietmar Müller, Jason P. Morgan, Nathaniel P. Butterworth, Folkmar Hau, David T. Sandwell,Wilfried Jokat, Jan R.Wijbrans and Peter Stoffers, Deformation–related volcanism in the Pacific Ocean linked to the Hawaiian–Emperor bend, Nature Geoscience, 8, 93 - 397, doi:10.1038/ngeo2416

Torsvik TH, Amundsen HE, Trønnes RG, Doubrovine PV, Gaina C, Kusznir NJ, Steinberger B, Corfu F, Ashwal LD, Griffin WL, Werner SC, Jamtveit B, Continental crust beneath southeast Iceland, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2015 Apr 14;112(15):E1818-2, 2015

Naliboff, John & Susanne J.H. Buiter, Rift reactivation and migration during multiphase extension, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 421, 58-67, 2015.

Sarafian, Emily, Rob. L. Evans, John Collins, Jimmy Elsenbeck, Glenn Gaetani, James B. Gaherty, Greg Hirth and Daniel Lizarralde, The electrical structure of the central Pacific upper mantle constrained by the NoMelt experiment, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Accepted manuscript online: 28 MAR 2015 08:38AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005709

Wang, Hongliang, Jeroen van Hunen and D. Graham Pearson, The thinning of subcontinental lithosphere: The roles of plume impact and metasomatic weakening, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Accepted manuscript online: 27 MAR 2015 03:36AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005784

Mougel, Berengere, Manuel Moreira and Arnaud Agranier, A “high 4He/3He” mantle material detected under the East Pacific Rise (15°4′N), Geophy. Res. Lett., 42,1375–1383, Article first published online: 13 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2014GL062921

Brian M. Covellone, Brian Savage, Yang Shen, Seismic wave speed structure of the Ontong Java Plateau, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 420, 140-150, 2015.

Calignano, Elisa, Dimitrios Sokoutis, Ernst Willingshofer, Frédéric Gueydan and Sierd Cloetingh, Strain localization at the margins of strong lithospheric domains: Insights from analog models, Tectonics, 34, 396–412, 2015, Article first published online: 11 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2014TC003756

Colon, Dylan P., Ilya N. Bindeman, Ben S. Ellis, Axel K. Schmitt, Christopher M. Fisher, Hydrothermal alteration and melting of the crust during the Columbia River Basalt–Snake River Plain transition and the origin of low-δ18O rhyolites of the central Snake River Plain, Lithos, 224-225, 310-323, 2015.

Wang, Kai, John Brodholt, Xiancai Lu, Helium diffusion in olivine based on first principles calculations, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 156, 145-153, 2015.

Chatterjee, Nilanjan & Hetu Sheth, Origin of the Powai ankaramite, and the composition, P–T conditions of equilibration and evolution of the primary magmas of the Deccan tholeiites, Cont. Min. Pet., 169, 32, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00410-015-1125-8.

Motoki, Matthew H., and Maxim D. Ballmer, Intraplate volcanism due to convective instability of stagnant slabs in the mantle transition zone, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 538–551, 2015.

Tejada, Maria Luisa G., Takeshi Hanyu, Akira Ishikawa, Ryoko Senda, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Godfrey Fitton and Rebecca Williams, Re-Os isotope and platinum group elements of a FOcal ZOne mantle source, Louisville Seamounts Chain, Pacific ocean, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 486–504, 2015.

Niu, Xiongwei, Aiguo Ruan, Jiabiao Li, T. A. Minshull, Daniel Sauter, Zhenli Wu, Xuelin Qiu, Minghui Zhao, Y. John Chen and Satish Singh, Along-axis variation in crustal thickness at the ultraslow spreading Southwest Indian Ridge (50°E) from a wide-angle seismic experiment, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 468–485, 2015.

Ballmer, Maxim D., Clinton P. Conrad, Eugene I. Smith and Racheal Johnsen, Intraplate volcanism at the edges of the Colorado Plateau sustained by a combination of triggered edge-driven convection and shear-driven upwelling, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 366–379, 2015

Bizimis, Michael and Anne H. Peslier, Water in Hawaiian garnet pyroxenites: Implications for water heterogeneity in the mantle, Chemical Geology, 397, 61–75, 2015.

Peslier, Anne H., Michael Bizimis, Mark Matney, Water disequilibrium in olivines from Hawaiian peridotites: Recent metasomatism, H diffusion and magma ascent rates, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 154, 98-117, 2015.

He, Yumei, Lianxing Wen, Yann Capdeville, Liang Zhao, Seismic evidence for an Iceland thermo-chemical plume in the Earth's lowermost mantle, Earth Planet.Sci. Lett., 417, 19-27, 2015.

Bizimis,Michae andl Anne H. Peslier, Water in Hawaiian garnet pyroxenites: Implications for water heterogeneity in the mantle, Chemical Geology, 397, 61-75, 2015.

Peslier, Anne H., Michael Bizimis, Mark Matney, Water disequilibrium in olivines from Hawaiian peridotites: Recent metasomatism, H diffusion and magma ascent rates Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, 154, 98-117

Monteux, Julien, Hagay Amit, Gaël Choblet, Benoit Langlais, Gabriel Tobie, Giant impacts, heterogeneous mantle heating and a past hemispheric dynamo on Mars, PEPI, 240, 114-124, 2015.

Day, James M.D., Peter H. Barry, David R. Hilton, Ray Burgess, D. Graham Pearson, Lawrence A. Taylor, The helium flux from the continents and ubiquity of low-3He/4He recycled crust and lithosphere, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta., 153, 116-133, 2015.

Szymanowski, Dawid, Ben S. Ellis, Olivier Bachmann, Marcel Guillong, William M. Phillips, Bridging basalts and rhyolites in the Yellowstone–Snake River Plain volcanic province: The elusive intermediate step, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 415, 80-89, 2015.

Wang, Yongming, Jinshui Huang and Shijie Zhong, Episodic and multistaged gravitational instability of cratonic lithosphere and its implications for reactivation of the North China Craton, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Accepted manuscript online: 19 FEB 2015 08:11AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005681

Sheth, Hetu, Khachatur Meliksetian, Hripsime Gevorgyan, Arsen Israyelyan, Intracanyon basalt lavas of the Debed River (northern Armenia), part of a Pliocene-Pleistocene continental flood basalt province in the South Caucasus, J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 295, 1-15, 2015.

Doglioni, C. & G. Panza, Polarized Plate Tectonics, Advances in Geophysics, 56, ISSN 0065-2687,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.agph.2014.12.001, 2015.

Aivazpourporgou, Sahereh, Stephan Thiel, Patrick C. Hayman, Louis N. Moresi and Graham Heinson, Decompression melting driving intraplate volcanism in Australia: Evidence from magnetotelluric sounding, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 346–354, article first published online: 29 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060088

Stamps, D. S., G. Iaffaldano and E. Calais, Role of mantle flow in Nubia-Somalia plate divergence, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 290–296, DOI: 10.1002/2014GL062515.

Castillo, P.R., The recycling of marine carbonates and sources of HIMU and FOZO ocean island basalts, LIthos, 216-217, 254-263, 2015.

Green, D.H., Experimental petrology of peridotites, including effects of water and carbon on melting in the Earth’s upper mantle, Phys Chem Minerals, published online 23 January, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00269-014-0729-2

Stern, T. A., S. A. Henrys, D. Okaya, J. N. Louie, M. K. Savage, S. Lamb, H. Sato, R. Sutherland & T. Iwasaki, A seismic reflection image for the base of a tectonic plate, Nature, 518, 85–88, 2015, doi:10.1038/nature14146, Published online 04 February 2015 Click here for News & Views

Wei, S. Shawn, Douglas A. Wiens, Yang Zha, Terry Plank, Spahr C. Webb, Donna K. Blackman, Robert A. Dunn & James A. Conder, Seismic evidence of effects of water on melt transport in the Lau back-arc mantle, Nature, Published online 02 February 2015, doi:10.1038/nature14113

Ballmer, Maxim D., Clinton P. Conrad, Eugene I. Smith and Racheal Johnsen, Intraplate volcanism at the edges of the Colorado Plateau sustained by a combination of triggered edge-driven convection and shear-driven upwelling, Accepted manuscript online: 20 JAN 2015 05:38PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005641

Andersen, Morten B., Tim Elliott, Heye Freymuth, Kenneth W. W. Sims, Yaoling Niu & Katherine A. Kelley, The terrestrial uranium isotope cycle, Nature, 517, 356–359, 2015, doi:10.1038/nature14062.

Davies, D.R., S. Goes, M. Sambridge, On the relationship between volcanic hotspot locations, the reconstructed eruption sites of large igneous provinces and deep mantle seismic structure, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 411, 121-130, 2015.

Wang, Jian, Chun-Feng Li, Crustal magmatism and lithospheric geothermal state of western North America and their implications for a magnetic mantle, Tectonophysics, 638, 112-125, 2015.

Cabato, Joan A., Christopher J. Stefano, Samuel B. Mukasa, Volatile concentrations in olivine-hosted melt inclusions from the Columbia River flood basalts and associated lavas of the Oregon Plateau: Implications for magma genesis, Chemical Geology, 392, 59-73, 2015.

Weinberg, Roberto F., Pavlína Hasalová, Water-fluxed melting of the continental crust: A review, Lithos, 212–215, 158-188, 2015.

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