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last updated 12th April, 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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