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Recent papers & books relevant to the debate regarding the origin of hot spots
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last updated 21st October, 2022

Hirano, N., and Machida, S. (2022). The mantle structure below petit-spot volcanoes, Communications Earth & Environment 3, 1, 110.

Chase, A., and Wessel, P. (2022). Analysis of Pacific Hotspot Chains, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 23, 5, e2021GC010225.

Nem?ok, M., Pospíšil, L., Melnik, A., Henk, A., Doré Anthony, G., Rybár, S., Sinha Sudipta, T., Choudhuri, M., Sharma Suraj, P., Stuart Charles, J., Welker, C., Sinha, N., Nuttall, P., and Venkatraman, S. (2022). Crust first–mantle second and mantle first–crust second; lithospheric break-up scenarios along the Indian margins, Geological Society, London, Special Publications 524, 1, SP524-2021-109.

Klausen Martin, B. (2022). Highly magmatic break-up LIP centres: revisiting the East Greenland volcanic rifted margin, Geological Society, London, Special Publications 518, 1, 17-42.

Annen, C., Latypov, R., Chistyakova, S., Cruden, A. R., and Nielsen, T. F. D. Catastrophic growth of totally molten magma chambers in months to years, Science Advances 8, 38, eabq0394.

Latypov, R., Chistyakova, S., Hornsey, R. A., Costin, G., and van der Merwe, M. (2022). A 5-km-thick reservoir with > 380,000 km3 of magma within the ancient Earth's crust, Scientific Reports 12, 1, 15651.

Peng, L., Liu, L., and Liu, L. (2022). The fate of delaminated cratonic lithosphere, Earth planet. Sci. Lett. 594, 117740.

Zhao, Y., Riel, B., Foulger, G., and Ding, W. (2022). How strongly do plumes influence Pacific seamount distribution?, Earth planet. Sci. Lett. 595, 117786.

Yamamoto, J. and M. D. Kurz (2022). Mantle noble gas abundance ratios inferred from oceanic basalts and model estimates. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 327: 106875.

Shi, J.-H., G. Zeng, L.-H. Chen, T. Hanyu, X.-J. Wang, Y. Zhong, L.-W. Xie and W.-L. Xie (2022). An eclogitic component in the Pitcairn mantle plume: Evidence from olivine compositions and Fe isotopes of basalts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 318: 415-427.

Blischke, A., B. Brandsdóttir, M. S. Stoker, C. Gaina, Ö. Erlendsson, C. Tegner, S. A. Halldórsson, H. M. Helgadóttir, B. Gautason, S. Planke, A. A. P. Koppers and J. R. Hopper (2022). Seismic Volcanostratigraphy: The Key to Resolving the Jan Mayen Microcontinent and Iceland Plateau Rift Evolution. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 23(4): e2021GC009948.  

Rohrman, M. (2022). Methodology for Evaluating the North Atlantic Igneous Province Reveals Multiple Hotspots at Breakup. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 23(4): e2021GC010110. 

Blatter, D., S. Naif, K. Key and A. Ray (2022). A plume origin for hydrous melt at the lithosphere–asthenosphere boundary. Nature 604(7906): 491-494.

Zhao, Y., B. Riel, G. Foulger and W. Ding (2022). "How strongly do plumes influence Pacific seamount distribution?" Earth and Planetary Science Letters 595: 117786.

Jansen, M. W., J. Tusch, C. Münker, A. Bragagni, R. Avanzinelli, F. Mastroianni, F. M. Stuart and F. Kurzweil (2022). "Upper mantle control on the W isotope record of shallow level plume and intraplate volcanic settings." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 585: 117507.

Peng, P., H. Xu, R. N. Mitchell, W. Teixeira, U. Kirscher, Z. Qin, E. P. Oliveira, V. A. V. Girardi, C. Wang and F. Chemale (2022). "Earth's oldest hotspot track at ca. 1.8 Ga advected by a global subduction system." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 585: 117530.

Boscaini A, Marzoli A, Bertrand H, Chiaradia M, Jourdan F, Faccenda M, Meyzen CM, Callegaro S, Serrano Durán L (2022) Cratonic keels controlled the emplacement of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP). Earth planet Sci Lett 584: 117480 DOI

Ranta E, Gunnarsson-Robin J, Halldórsson SA, Ono S, Izon G, Jackson MG, Reekie CDJ, Jenner FE, Guðfinnsson GH, Jónsson ÓP, Stefánsson A (2022) Ancient and recycled sulfur sampled by the Iceland mantle plume. Earth planet Sci Lett 584: 117452 DOI

Flament N, Bodur ÖF, Williams SE, Merdith AS (2022) Assembly of the basal mantle structure beneath Africa. Nature 603: 846-851 DOI 10.1038/s41586-022-04538-y. Click for News & Views by Allen McNamara.

Olson PL, Sharp ZD (2022) Primordial Helium-3 Exchange Between Earth's Core and Mantle. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 23: e2021GC009985 DOI

Stanton NSG, Gordon AC, Cardozo C, Kusznir NJ (2021) Morphostructure, emplacement and duration of the Abrolhos Magmatic Province: A geophysical analysis of the largest post-breakup magmatism of the South-Eastern Brazilian margin. Marine and Petroleum Geology 133: 105230

Schiffer C, Peace AL, Jess S, Rondenay S (2022) The crustal structure in the Northwest Atlantic region from receiver function inversion – Implications for basin dynamics and magmatism. Tectonophysics 825: 229235 DOI

Araujo MN, Pérez-Gussinyé M, Muldashev I (2022) Oceanward rift migration during formation of Santos–Benguela ultra-wide rifted margins. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 524: SP524-2021-2123 DOI 10.1144/SP524-2021-123

Harðardóttir S, Matthews S, Halldórsson SA, Jackson MG (2022) Spatial distribution and geochemical characterization of Icelandic mantle end-members: Implications for plume geometry and melting processes. Chem Geol 604: 120930 DOI

Peron-Pinvidic, G., Åkermoen, T. and Leivestad, L.I., 2022. The North-East Atlantic Mid-Norwegian rifted margin: Insights from the deep imaging Geoex MCG RDI19 dataset. Tectonophysics, 824: 229225.

Zhang, A., Guo, Z., Afonso, J.C., Handley, H., Dai, H., Yang, Y. and Chen, Y.J., 2021. Lithosphere– asthenosphere interactions beneath northeast China and the origin of its intraplate volcanism. Geology, 50(2): 210-215.

Corti, G., Maestrelli, D. and Sani, F., 2022. Large-to Local-Scale Control of Pre-Existing Structures on Continental Rifting: Examples From the Main Ethiopian Rift, East Africa. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10.

Gleeson, M.L.M., Gibson, S.A. and Stock, M.J., 2022. Constraints on the behaviour and content of volatiles in Galápagos magmas from melt inclusions and nominally anhydrous minerals. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 319: 168-190.

Tucker, J.M., van Keken, P.E. and Ballentine, C.J., 2022. Earth’s missing argon paradox resolved by recycling of oceanic crust. Nature Geoscience, 15(1): 85-90.

Pachhai, S., Li, M., Thorne, M.S., Dettmer, J. and Tkalcic, H., 2022. Internal structure of ultralow-velocity zones consistent with origin from a basal magma ocean. Nature Geoscience, 15(1): 79-84.

Hu, J., Gurnis, M., Rudi, J., Stadler, G. and Müller, R.D., 2022. Dynamics of the abrupt change in Pacific Plate motion around 50 million years ago. Nature Geoscience, 15(1): 74-78.

Brounce, M., Stolper, E. and Eiler, J., 2021. The mantle source of basalts from Reunion Island is not more oxidized than the MORB source mantle. Cont. Min. Pet., 177(1): 7.

Frazer, W.D. and Korenaga, J., 2022. Dynamic topography and the nature of deep thick plumes. Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 578: 117286.

Comeau, M.J., Becken, M., Grayver, A.V., Käufl, J.S. and Kuvshinov, A.V., 2022. The geophysical signature of a continental intraplate volcanic system: From surface to mantle source. Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 578: 117307.

Chen, S., Sun, P., Niu, Y., Guo, P., Elliott, T. and Hin, R.C., 2022. Molybdenum isotope systematics of lavas from the East Pacific Rise: Constraints on the source of enriched mid-ocean ridge basalt. Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 578: 117283.

Zhou, T., Xi, Z., Chen, M. and Li, J., 2022. Assessment of seismic tomographic models of the contiguous United States using intermediate-period 3-D wavefield simulation. Geophys. J. Int., 228(2): 1392-1409.

Bao, X., Lithgow-Bertelloni Carolina, R., Jackson Matthew, G. and Romanowicz, B., 2022. On the relative temperatures of Earth’s volcanic hotspots and mid-ocean ridges. Science, 375(6576): 57-61.

Martinez, F. and Hey, R., 2022. Mantle melting, lithospheric strength and transform fault stability: Insights from the North Atlantic. Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 579: 117351.


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