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Recent papers & books relevant to the debate regarding the origin of hot spots
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last updated 13th October, 2019

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.

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

Jiang, Q., N. Qiu, and C. Zhu (2018), Heat flow study of the Emeishan large igneous province region: Implications for the geodynamics of the Emeishan mantle plume, Tectonophysics, 724-725, 11-27.

Li, M., and S. Zhong (2019), Lateral Motion of Mantle Plumes in 3-D Geodynamic Models, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 4685-4693.

Gernigon, L., D. Franke, L. Geoffroy, C. Schiffer, G. R. Foulger, and M. Stoker (2019), Crustal fragmentation, magmatism, and the diachronous opening of the Norwegian-Greenland Sea, Earth-Science Reviews.

Peace, A. L., J. K. Welford, P. J. Ball, and M. Nirrengarten (2019), Deformable plate tectonic models of the southern North Atlantic, J. Geodyn., 128, 11-37.

Niu, Y. (2018), Geological understanding of plate tectonics: Basic concepts, illustrations, examples and new perspectives, Global Tectonics and Metallogeny, 10, 23 - 46.

Wang, Y. U., I. U. Peate, Z. Luo, S. Wang, L. Cheng, J. Hao, and Y. E. Wang (2018), Rifting in SW China: structural and sedimentary investigation of the initial crustal response to emplacement of the Permian Emeishan LIP, Geological Magazine, 156, 745-758.

Moore, A. E., and H. Helmstaedt (2019), Evidence for two blue (type IIb) diamond populations, Nature, 570, E26-E27.

Reinhard, A. A., M. G. Jackson, J. Blusztajn, A. A. P. Koppers, A. R. Simms, and J. G. Konter (2019), “Petit Spot” Rejuvenated Volcanism Superimposed on Plume-Derived Samoan Shield Volcanoes: Evidence From a 645-m Drill Core From Tutuila Island, American Samoa, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 1485-1507.

Jain, C., A. B. Rozel, and P. J. Tackley (2019), Quantifying the Correlation Between Mobile Continents and Elevated Temperatures in the Subcontinental Mantle, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 1358-1386.

Rui, X., and D. S. Stamps (2019), A Geodetic Strain Rate and Tectonic Velocity Model for China, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 1280-1297.

Zheng, Y.-F., Subduction zone geochemistry, Geoscience Frontiers, corrected proof online, 28 March, 2019.

DeFelice, C., S. Mallick, A. E. Saal, and S. Huang (2019), An isotopically depleted lower mantle component is intrinsic to the Hawaiian mantle plume, Nature Geoscience.

Nikogosian, I. K., A. J. J. Bracco Gartner, M. J. van Bergen, P. R. D. Mason, and D. J. J. van Hinsbergen (2018), Mantle Sources of Recent Anatolian Intraplate Magmatism: A Regional Plume or Local Tectonic Origin?, Tectonics, 37, 4535-4566.

Sani, F., M. Bonini, G. Corti, and G. Moratti (2019), Extension direction re-orientation in the oceanic rift of Iceland, and comparison with continental rifts, Tectonophysics, 756, 25-42.

Peterson, M. E., Z. Wang, A. E. Saal, J. M. Eiler, and M. D. Kurz (2019), Oxygen isotope compositions of lavas from the Galapagos archipelago: geochemical contributions from modern crustal sources, Cont. Min. Pet., 174, 17.

Vasconcelos, D. L., F. H. R. Bezerra, O. R. Clausen, W. E. Medeiros, D. L. de Castro, H. Vital, and José A. Barbosa (2019), Influence of Precambrian shear zones on the formation of oceanic fracture zones along the continental margin of Brazil, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 101, 322-333.

Graça, M. C., N. Kusznir, and N. S. Gomes Stanton (2019), Crustal thickness mapping of the central South Atlantic and the geodynamic development of the Rio Grande Rise and Walvis Ridge, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 101, 230-242.

Hofmeister, A. M., and E. M. Criss (2018), How Properties that Distinguish Solids from Fluids and Constraints of Spherical Geometry Suppress Lower Mantle Convection, Journal of Earth Science, 29, 1-20.

Hole, M. J., and J. H. Natland (2019), Magmatism in the North Atlantic Igneous Province; mantle temperatures, rifting and geodynamics, Earth-Science Reviews, published online 20th Feb. 2019.

Olierook, H. K. H., Q. Jiang, F. Jourdan, and M. Chiaradia (2019), Greater Kerguelen large igneous province reveals no role for Kerguelen mantle plume in the continental breakup of eastern Gondwana, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 511, 244-255.

Sanfilippo, A., V. Salters, R. Tribuzio, and A. Zanetti (2019), Role of ancient, ultra-depleted mantle in Mid-Ocean-Ridge magmatism, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 511, 89-98.

Edwards, M. A., M. G. Jackson, A. R. C. Kylander-Clark, J. Harvey, G. A. Hagen-Peter, G. G. E. Seward, C. B. Till, J. V. Adams, J. M. Cottle, B. R. Hacker, and F. J. Spera (2019), Extreme enriched and heterogeneous 87Sr/86Sr ratios recorded in magmatic plagioclase from the Samoan hotspot, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 511, 190-201.

Reinhard, A. A., M. G. Jackson, J. Blusztajn, A. A. P. Koppers, A. R. Simms, and J. G. Konter (2019), ‘Petit Spot’ rejuvenated volcanism superimposed on plume-derived Samoan shield volcanoes: Evidence from a 645 meter drill core from Tutuila Island, American Samoa, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 0.

Walowski, K. J., L. A. Kirstein, J. C. M. De Hoog, T. R. Elliott, I. P. Savov, and R. E. Jones (2019), Investigating ocean island mantle source heterogeneity with boron isotopes in melt inclusions, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 508, 97-108.

Homrighausen, S., K. Hoernle, F. Hauff, J. A. Wartho, P. van den Bogaard, and D. Garbe-Schönberg (2019), New age and geochemical data from the Walvis Ridge: The temporal and spatial diversity of South Atlantic intraplate volcanism and its possible origin, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 245, 16-34.

Jones, T. D., D. R. Davies, and P. A. Sossi (2019), Tungsten isotopes in mantle plumes: Heads it's positive, tails it's negative, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 506, 255-267.

Horton, F., K. Farley, and M. Jackson (2019), Helium distributions in ocean island basalt olivines revealed by X-ray computed tomography and single-grain crushing experiments, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 244, 467-477.

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