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Sreejith, K. M., P. Unnikrishnan, and M. Radhakrishna (2019), Isostasy and crustal structure of the Chagos–Laccadive Ridge, Western Indian Ocean: Geodynamic implications, Journal of Earth System Science, 128, 157.

Mazza, S. E., Gazel, E., Bizimis, M., Moucha, R., Béguelin, P., Johnson, E.A., McAleer, R., and A.V.Sobolev (2019). Sampling the Volatile Rich Transition Zone beneath Bermuda. Nature 569, 398-402.

Sobolev, A.V., Asafov, E.V., Gurenko, A.A., Arndt, N.T., Batanova, V.G., Portnyagin, M.V., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Wilson, A.H., and Byerly, G.R. (2019). Deep hydrous mantle reservoir provides evidence for crustal recycling before 3.3 Gyr ago. Nature 571, 555-559 (published on-line July 15, doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1399-5)

Franke, D., P. Klitzke, U. Barckhausen, K. Berglar, C. Berndt, V. Damm, A. Dannowski, A. Ehrhardt, M. Engels, T. Funck, W. Geissler, M. Schnabel, M. Thorwart, and P. Trinhammer (2019), Polyphase Magmatism During the Formation of the Northern East Greenland Continental Margin, Tectonics, 38, 2961-2982.

Heaton, D. E., and A. A. P. Koppers (2019), High-Resolution 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology of the Louisville Seamounts IODP Expedition 330 Drill Sites: Implications for the Duration of Hot Spot-related Volcanism and Age Progressions, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 4073-4102.

Liu, J., N. Hirano, S. Machida, Q. Xia, C. Tao, S. Liao, J. Liang, W. Li, W. Yang, G. Zhang, and T. Ding (2020), Melting of recycled ancient crust responsible for the Gutenberg discontinuity, Nature Communications, 11, 172.

Sreejith, K.M., Unnikrishnan, P. & Radhakrishna, M. J Earth Syst Sci (2019) 128: 157. 

Manu Prasanth, M. P., K. R. Hari, and M. Santosh (2019), Tholeiitic basalts of Deccan large igneous province, India: An overview, Geological Journal, 54, 2980-2993.

Murphy, B. S., and G. D. Egbert (2019), Synthesizing Seemingly Contradictory Seismic and Magnetotelluric Observations in the Southeastern United States to Image Physical Properties of the Lithosphere, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 2606-2625.

Yu, X., and H. J. B. Dick (2019), Plate-driven micro-hotspots and the evolution of the Dragon Flag melting anomaly, Southwest Indian Ridge, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 116002.

Nkere, B. J., W. L. Griffin, and P. E. Janney (2019), Emplacement age of the Tshibwe kimberlite, Democratic Republic of Congo, by in-situ LAM-ICPMS U/Pb dating of groundmass perovskite, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 157, 103502.

Wang, C., S. Song, C. Wei, L. Su, M. B. Allen, Y. Niu, X.-H. Li, and J. Dong (2019), Palaeoarchaean deep mantle heterogeneity recorded by enriched plume remnants, Nature Geoscience, 12, 672-678.

Li, J., X. Hu, E. Garzanti, S. Banerjee, and M. BouDagher-Fadel (2019), Late Cretaceous topographic doming caused by initial upwelling of Deccan magmas: Stratigraphic and sedimentological evidence, GSA Bulletin.

Hamilton, W. B. (2019), Toward a myth-free geodynamic history of Earth and its neighbors, Earth-Science Reviews, 198, 102905.

Mazza, S. E., Gazel, E., Bizimis, M., Moucha, R., Béguelin, P., Johnson, E.A., McAleer, R., and A.V. Sobolev (2019). Sampling the Volatile Rich Transition Zone beneath Bermuda. Nature 569, 398-402.

Sobolev, A.V., Asafov, E.V., Gurenko, A.A., Arndt, N.T., Batanova, V.G., Portnyagin, M.V., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Wilson, A.H., and Byerly, G.R. (2019). Deep hydrous mantle reservoir provides evidence for crustal recycling before 3.3 Gyr ago. Nature 571, 555-559 (published on-line July 15, doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1399-5)

Zhang, Y., Yuan, C., Sun, M. et al., Recycled oceanic crust in the form of pyroxenite contributing to the Cenozoic continental basalts in central Asia: new perspectives from olivine chemistry and whole-rock B–Mo isotopes, Contrib Mineral Petrol (2019) 174: 83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00410-019-1620-4

Franke, D., P. Klitzke, U. Barckhausen, K. Berglar, C. Berndt, V. Damm, A. Dannowski, A. Ehrhardt, M. Engels, T. Funck, W. Geissler, M. Schnabel, M. Thorwart, and P. Trinhammer (2019), Polyphase Magmatism During the Formation of the Northern East Greenland Continental Margin, Tectonics, 0.

Thomson, A. R., W. A. Crichton, J. P. Brodholt, I. G. Wood, N. C. Siersch, J. M. R. Muir, D. P. Dobson, and S. A. Hunt (2019), Seismic velocities of CaSiO3 perovskite can explain LLSVPs in Earth’s lower mantle, Nature, 572, 643-647.

Tetreault, J. L., and S. J. H. Buiter (2018), The influence of extension rate and crustal rheology on the evolution of passive margins from rifting to break-up, Tectonophysics, 746, 155-172.

Abdelmalak, M. M., S. Planke, S. Polteau, E. H. Hartz, J. I. Faleide, C. Tegner, D. A. Jerram, J. M. Millett, and R. Myklebust (2019), Breakup volcanism and plate tectonics in the NW Atlantic, Tectonophysics, 760, 267-296.

Gouiza, M., and D. A. Paton (2019), The Role of Inherited Lithospheric Heterogeneities in Defining the Crustal Architecture of Rifted Margins and the Magmatic Budget During Continental Breakup, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 1836-1853.

Nikkola, P., G. H. Guðfinnsson, E. Bali, O. T. Rämö, T. Fusswinkel, and T. Thordarson (2019), Signature of deep mantle melting in South Iceland olivine, Cont. Min. Pet., 174, 43.

Wang, C., R. G. Gordon, T. Zhang, and L. Zheng (2019), Observational Test of the Global Moving Hot Spot Reference Frame, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 8031-8038.

Clerc, C., J.-C. Ringenbach, L. Jolivet, and J.-F. Ballard (2018), Rifted margins: Ductile deformation, boudinage, continentward-dipping normal faults and the role of the weak lower crust, Gondwana Research, 53, 20-40.

Sandoval, L., J. K. Welford, H. MacMahon, and A. L. Peace (2019), Determining continuous basins across conjugate margins: The East Orphan, Porcupine, and Galicia Interior basins of the southern North Atlantic Ocean, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 110, 138-161.

R. W. Wilson, G. A. Houseman, S. J. H. Buiter, K. J. W. McCaffrey and A. G. Doré, Fifty years of the Wilson Cycle Concept in Plate Tectonics: An Overview,, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 470, doi:10.1144/SP470-2019-58 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

Chenin, P., S. Jammes, L. L. Lavier, G. Manatschal, S. Picazo, O. Müntener, G. D. Karner, P. H. Figueredo, and C. Johnson (2019), Impact of Mafic Underplating and Mantle Depletion on Subsequent Rifting: A Numerical Modeling Study, Tectonics

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