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Recent papers & books relevant to the debate regarding the origin of hot spots
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last updated 15th March, 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, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, in press.

Doglioni, C. & G. Panza, Polarized Plate Tectonics, Advances in Geophysics, 56, ISSN 0065-2687,, 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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