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Millett, J. M., M. J. Hole, D. W. Jolley, S. R. Passey, and L. Rossetti (2020), Transient mantle cooling linked to regional volcanic shut-down and early rifting in the North Atlantic Igneous Province, Bulletin of Volcanology, 82, 61.

Estep, J., R. Reece, D. A. Kardell, N. D. Perez, G. L. Christeson, and R. L. Carlson (2020), Intraplate deformation of oceanic crust near the Rio Grande Rise in the South Atlantic, Tectonophysics, 790, 228543.

van den Broek, J. M., and C. Gaina (2020), Microcontinents and Continental Fragments Associated With Subduction Systems, Tectonics, 39, e2020TC006063.

Kusznir, N. J., A. M. Roberts, and A. D. Alvey (2020), Crustal structure of the conjugate Equatorial Atlantic Margins, derived by gravity anomaly inversion, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 476, 83.

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.

Muirhead, J. D., T. P. Fischer, S. J. Oliva, A. Laizer, J. van Wijk, C. A. Currie, H. Lee, E. J. Judd, E. Kazimoto, Y. Sano, N. Takahata, C. Tiberi, S. F. Foley, J. Dufek, M. C. Reiss, and C. J. Ebinger (2020), Displaced cratonic mantle concentrates deep carbon during continental rifting, Nature, 582, 67-72.

Yuan, X., J. Korenaga, W. S. Holbrook, and P. B. Kelemen (2020), Crustal Structure of the Greenland-Iceland Ridge from Joint Refraction and Reflection Seismic Tomography, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125, e2020JB019847.

Pérez-Díaz, L., G. Eagles, and K. Sigloch (2020), Indo-Atlantic plate accelerations around the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary: A time-scale error, not a plume-push signal, Geology.

Tang, C.A., Webb, A.A.G., Moore, W.B. et al. Breaking Earth’s shell into a global plate network. Nature Communications, 11, 3621 (2020)

A new paradigm for the North Atlantic Realm

A Special Issue of Earth-Science Reviews, Ed: Carlo Doglioni

Preface:

Foulger, G.R., Schiffer, C. and Peace, A.L., 2020b. A new paradigm for the North Atlantic Realm. Earth-Science Reviews, 206: 103038, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.103038.

Contents:

Foulger, G.R., Doré, T., Emeleus, C.H., Franke, D., Geoffroy, L., Gernigon, L., Hey, R., Holdsworth, R.E., Hole, M., Höskuldsson, Á., Julian, B., Kusznir, N., Martinez, F., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Natland, J.H., Peace, A.L., Petersen, K., Schiffer, C., Stephenson, R. and Stoker, M., 2020a. The Iceland Microcontinent and a continental Greenland-Iceland-Faroe Ridge. Earth-Science Reviews, 206: 102926, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102926.

Hole, M.J. and Natland, J.H., 2020. Magmatism in the North Atlantic Igneous Province; mantle temperatures, rifting and geodynamics. Earth-Science Reviews, 206: 102794, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.02.011.

Clarke, D.B. and Beutel, E.K., 2020. Davis Strait Paleocene picrites: Products of a plume or plates? Earth-Science Reviews, 206: 102770, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.01.012.

Gernigon, L., Franke, D., Geoffroy, L., Schiffer, C., Foulger, G.R. and Stoker, M., 2020. Crustal fragmentation, magmatism, and the diachronous opening of the Norwegian-Greenland Sea. Earth-Science Reviews, 206: 102839,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.04.011.

Peace, A.L., Phethean, J.J.J., Franke, D., Foulger, G.R., Schiffer, C., Welford, J.K., McHone, G., Rocchi, S., Schnabel, M. and Doré, A.G., 2020. A review of Pangaea dispersal and Large Igneous Provinces – In search of a causative mechanism. Earth-Science Reviews, 206: 102902, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102902.

Martinez, F., Hey, R. and Höskuldsson, Á., 2020. Reykjanes Ridge evolution: Effects of plate kinematics, small-scale upper mantle convection and a regional mantle gradient. Earth-Science Reviews, 206: 102956, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102956.

Schiffer, C., Doré, A.G., Foulger, G.R., Franke, D., Geoffroy, L., Gernigon, L., Holdsworth, B., Kusznir, N., Lundin, E., McCaffrey, K., Peace, A.L., Petersen, K.D., Phillips, T.B., Stephenson, R., Stoker, M.S. and Welford, J.K., 2020. Structural inheritance in the North Atlantic. Earth-Science Reviews, 206: 102975, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102975.

Stephenson, R., C. Schiffer, A. Peace, S. Nielsen, and S. Jess, 2020. Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic basin inversion and palaeostress fields in the North Atlantic-western Alpine-Tethys realm: Implications for intraplate tectonics, Earth-Science Reviews. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825220302981

Gardés, E., M. Laumonier, M. Massuyeau, and F. Gaillard (2020), Unravelling partial melt distribution in the oceanic low velocity zone, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 540, 116242.

Vernikovsky, V.A.; Vernikovskaya, A.; Proskurnin, V.; Matushkin, N.; Proskurnina, M.; Kadilnikov, P.; Larionov, A.; Travin, A. Late Paleozoic–Early Mesozoic Granite Magmatism on the Arctic Margin of the Siberian Craton during the Kara-Siberia Oblique Collision and Plume Events. Minerals 202010, 571.

Pandey, A., and N. V. C. Rao (2020), Supercontinent transition as a trigger for ~1.1 Gyr diamondiferous kimberlites and related magmatism in India, Lithos, 370-371, 105620.

Kim, D., V. Leki?, B. Ménard, D. Baron, and M. Taghizadeh-Popp (2020), Sequencing seismograms: A panoptic view of scattering in the core-mantle boundary region, Science, 368, 1223.

Yu, X., and Z. Liu (2020), Non-mantle-plume process caused the initial spreading of the South China Sea, Scientific Reports, 10, 8500.

Huang, S., O. Tschauner, S. Yang, M. Humayun, W. Liu, S. N. Gilbert Corder, H. A. Bechtel, and J. Tischler (2020), HIMU geochemical signature originating from the transition zone, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 542, 116323.

Doubrovine, P. V., B. Steinberger, and T. H. Torsvik (2012), Absolute plate motions in a reference frame defined by moving hot spots in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 117.

Homrighausen, S., K. Hoernle, J. Geldmacher, J. A. Wartho, F. Hauff, M. Portnyagin, R. Werner, P. van den Bogaard, and D. Garbe-Schönberg (2018), Unexpected HIMU-type late-stage volcanism on the Walvis Ridge, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 492, 251-263.

Zaccagnino, D., F. Vespe, and C. Doglioni (2020), Tidal modulation of plate motions, Earth-Science Reviews, 103179.

Carvalho, J., R. Bonadio, G. Silveira, S. Lebedev, J. Mata, P. Arrocau, T, Meier, N. Celli. Evidence for high temperature in the upper mantle beneath Cape Verde archipelago from Rayleigh-wave phase-velocity measurements, Tectonophysics (2019) DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2019.228225

Civiero, C., S. Custódio, N. Rawlinson, V. Strak, G. Silveira, P. Arroucau and C. Corela, Thermal nature of mantle upwellings below the Ibero-western Maghreb region inferred from teleseismic tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth (2019). DOI:10.1029/2018JB016531.

Civiero, C., V. Strak, S. Custódio, G. Silveira, N. Rawlinson, P. Arroucau and C. Corela, A common deep source for upper-mantle upwellings below the Ibero-western Maghreb region from teleseismic P-wave travel-time tomography. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 499 (2018) 157-172. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.07.024.

Stanciu, A. C., and E. D. Humphreys (2020), Upper mantle tomography beneath the Pacific Northwest interior, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 539, 116214.

Sigmundsson, F., P. Einarsson, Á. R. Hjartardóttir, V. Drouin, K. Jónsdóttir, T. Árnadóttir, H. Geirsson, S. Hreinsdóttir, S. Li, and B. G. Ófeigsson (2020), Geodynamics of Iceland and the signatures of plate spreading, J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 391, 106436.

Pinheiro Praxedes, A. G., D. L. de Castro, L. C. Torres, L. A. P. Gambôa, and P. C. Hackspacher (2019), New insights of the tectonic and sedimentary evolution of the Rio Grande Rise, South Atlantic Ocean, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 110, 335-346.

Yang, J., and M. Faccenda (2020), Intraplate volcanism originating from upwelling hydrous mantle transition zone, Nature, 579, 88-91.

Schiffer, C., A. Peace, J. Phethean, L. Gernigon, K. McCaffrey, K. D. Petersen, and G. Foulger (2019), The Jan Mayen microplate complex and the Wilson cycle, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 470, 393.

Lundin, E. R., and A. G. Doré (2019), Non-Wilsonian break-up predisposed by transforms: examples from the North Atlantic and Arctic, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 470, 375.

Guimarães, A. R., J. G. Fitton, L. A. Kirstein, and D. N. Barfod (2020), Contemporaneous intraplate magmatism on conjugate South Atlantic margins: A hotspot conundrum, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 536, 116147.

Turner, S., M. Turner, B. Bourdon, K. Cooper, and D. Porcelli (2019), Extremely young melt infiltration of the sub-continental lithospheric mantle, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 106325.

Larsen, L. M., and M.-C. Williamson Depleted and ultradepleted basalt and picrite in the Davis Strait: Paleocene volcanism associated with a transform continental margin, Geological Magazine, 1-21.

Le Pichon, X., A. M. C. Sengör, and C. Imren (2019), Pangea and the Lower Mantle, Tectonics, 38, 3479-3504.

Guimarães, A. R., J. G. Fitton, L. A. Kirstein, and D. N. Barfod (2020), Contemporaneous intraplate magmatism on conjugate South Atlantic margins: A hotspot conundrum, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 536, 116147.

Li, L., Y.-W. Chen, Y. Zheng, H. Hu, and J. Wu (2019), Seismic Evidence for Plume-Slab Interaction by High-Resolution Imaging of the 410-km Discontinuity Under Tonga, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 13687-13694.

Liu, H., and W. Leng (2020), Plume -Tree Structure Induced by Low-Viscosity Layers in the Upper Mantle, Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, e2019GL086508.

Willhite, L. N., M. G. Jackson, J. Blichert-Toft, I. Bindeman, M. D. Kurz, S. A. Halldórsson, S. Harðardóttir, E. Gazel, A. A. Price, and B. L. Byerly (2019), Hot and Heterogenous High-3He/4He Components: New Constraints From Proto-Iceland Plume Lavas From Baffin Island, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 5939-5967.

Molnar, P. (2019), Lower Mantle Dynamics Perceived With 50 Years of Hindsight From Plate Tectonics, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 5619-5649.

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.

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.

Wilson, R. W., 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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