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last updated 18th June, 2023

Rojas-Agramonte, Y., et al. (2022), Zircon Dates Long-Lived Plume Dynamics in Oceanic Islands, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23(11), e2022GC010485, doi:

Iles, K. A., A. V. Luttinen, C. Beier, J. S. Heinonen, M. J. Whitehouse, and S. T. Turunen (2023), The nature of the Karoo mantle source region from the perspective of olivine in the Luenha picrites: an oxygen isotopic and chemical study, Cont. Min. Pet., 178(5), 32, doi:10.1007/s00410-023-02014-y.

Schmitt Renata, S., A. J. Trouw Rudolph, A. Da Silva Evânia, M. de Jesus João Vitor, M. da Costa Luis Felipe, and R. Passarelli Claudia (2023), The role of crustal scale shear zones in Southwest Gondwana consolidation - Transatlantic correlation, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 531(1), SP531-2022-2278, doi:10.1144/SP531-2022-278.

Price, A. A., Jackson, M. G., Blichert-Toft, J., Konrad, K., Bizimis, M., Koppers, A. A. P., Konter, J. G., Finlayson, V. A., and Sinton, J. M. (2022). Distinguishing Volcanic Contributions to the Overlapping Samoan and Cook-Austral Hotspot Tracks, J. Pet. 63, 5, egac032.

Hirano, N., and Machida, S. (2022). The mantle structure below petit-spot volcanoes, Communications Earth & Environment 3, 1, 110.

Chase, A., and Wessel, P. (2022). Analysis of Pacific Hotspot Chains, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 23, 5, e2021GC010225.

Nemcok, M., Pospíšil, L., Melnik, A., Henk, A., Doré Anthony, G., Rybár, S., Sinha Sudipta, T., Choudhuri, M., Sharma Suraj, P., Stuart Charles, J., Welker, C., Sinha, N., Nuttall, P., and Venkatraman, S. (2022). Crust first–mantle second and mantle first–crust second; lithospheric break-up scenarios along the Indian margins, Geological Society, London, Special Publications 524, 1, SP524-2021-109.

Klausen Martin, B. (2022). Highly magmatic break-up LIP centres: revisiting the East Greenland volcanic rifted margin, Geological Society, London, Special Publications 518, 1, 17-42.

Annen, C., Latypov, R., Chistyakova, S., Cruden, A. R., and Nielsen, T. F. D. Catastrophic growth of totally molten magma chambers in months to years, Science Advances 8, 38, eabq0394.

Latypov, R., Chistyakova, S., Hornsey, R. A., Costin, G., and van der Merwe, M. (2022). A 5-km-thick reservoir with > 380,000 km3 of magma within the ancient Earth's crust, Scientific Reports 12, 1, 15651.

Peng, L., Liu, L., and Liu, L. (2022). The fate of delaminated cratonic lithosphere, Earth planet. Sci. Lett. 594, 117740.

Zhao, Y., Riel, B., Foulger, G., and Ding, W. (2022). How strongly do plumes influence Pacific seamount distribution?, Earth planet. Sci. Lett. 595, 117786.

Yamamoto, J. and M. D. Kurz (2022). Mantle noble gas abundance ratios inferred from oceanic basalts and model estimates. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 327: 106875.

Shi, J.-H., G. Zeng, L.-H. Chen, T. Hanyu, X.-J. Wang, Y. Zhong, L.-W. Xie and W.-L. Xie (2022). An eclogitic component in the Pitcairn mantle plume: Evidence from olivine compositions and Fe isotopes of basalts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 318: 415-427.

Blischke, A., B. Brandsdóttir, M. S. Stoker, C. Gaina, Ö. Erlendsson, C. Tegner, S. A. Halldórsson, H. M. Helgadóttir, B. Gautason, S. Planke, A. A. P. Koppers and J. R. Hopper (2022). Seismic Volcanostratigraphy: The Key to Resolving the Jan Mayen Microcontinent and Iceland Plateau Rift Evolution. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 23(4): e2021GC009948.  

Rohrman, M. (2022). Methodology for Evaluating the North Atlantic Igneous Province Reveals Multiple Hotspots at Breakup. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 23(4): e2021GC010110. 

Blatter, D., S. Naif, K. Key and A. Ray (2022). A plume origin for hydrous melt at the lithosphere–asthenosphere boundary. Nature 604(7906): 491-494.

Zhao, Y., B. Riel, G. Foulger and W. Ding (2022). "How strongly do plumes influence Pacific seamount distribution?" Earth and Planetary Science Letters 595: 117786.

Jansen, M. W., J. Tusch, C. Münker, A. Bragagni, R. Avanzinelli, F. Mastroianni, F. M. Stuart and F. Kurzweil (2022). "Upper mantle control on the W isotope record of shallow level plume and intraplate volcanic settings." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 585: 117507.

Peng, P., H. Xu, R. N. Mitchell, W. Teixeira, U. Kirscher, Z. Qin, E. P. Oliveira, V. A. V. Girardi, C. Wang and F. Chemale (2022). "Earth's oldest hotspot track at ca. 1.8 Ga advected by a global subduction system." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 585: 117530.

Boscaini A, Marzoli A, Bertrand H, Chiaradia M, Jourdan F, Faccenda M, Meyzen CM, Callegaro S, Serrano Durán L (2022) Cratonic keels controlled the emplacement of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP). Earth planet Sci Lett 584: 117480 DOI

Ranta E, Gunnarsson-Robin J, Halldórsson SA, Ono S, Izon G, Jackson MG, Reekie CDJ, Jenner FE, Guðfinnsson GH, Jónsson ÓP, Stefánsson A (2022) Ancient and recycled sulfur sampled by the Iceland mantle plume. Earth planet Sci Lett 584: 117452 DOI

Flament N, Bodur ÖF, Williams SE, Merdith AS (2022) Assembly of the basal mantle structure beneath Africa. Nature 603: 846-851 DOI 10.1038/s41586-022-04538-y. Click for News & Views by Allen McNamara.

Olson PL, Sharp ZD (2022) Primordial Helium-3 Exchange Between Earth's Core and Mantle. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 23: e2021GC009985 DOI


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