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Recent papers & books relevant to the debate regarding the origin of hot spots
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last updated 16th August, 2018

Peace, A. L., J. K. Welford, M. Geng, H. Sandeman, B. D. Gaetz, and S. S. Ryan (2018), Rift-related magmatism on magma-poor margins: Structural and potential-field analyses of the Mesozoic Notre Dame Bay intrusions, Newfoundland, Canada and their link to North Atlantic Opening, Tectonophysics, 745, 24-45

Nagel T.J., Duesterhoeft E., Schiffer C. Garnet-controlled very low velocities in the lower mantle transition zone at sites of mantle upwelling. Terra Nova. 2018;00:1–8

Strak, V., and W. P. Schellart (2018), A subduction and mantle plume origin for Samoan volcanism, Scientific Reports, 8, 10424, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-28267-3.

Welford, J. K., A. L. Peace, M. Geng, S. A. Dehler, and K. Dickie (2018), Crustal structure of Baffin Bay from constrained 3-D gravity inversion and deformable plate tectonic models, Geophys. J. Int., ggy193-ggy193, doi:10.1093/gji/ggy193.

Neri, M., E. Rivalta, F. Maccaferri, V. Acocella, and R. Cirrincione (2018), Etnean and Hyblean volcanism shifted away from the Malta Escarpment by crustal stresses, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 486, 15-22

Nelson, P., S. Grand, 2018, Lower-mantle plume beneath the Yellowstone hotspot revealed by core waves, Nature Geoscience (2018) DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0075-y

Editor: Hetu Sheth

Maguire, R., Ritsema, J., Bonnin, M., van Keken, P. E., & Goes, S. (2018). Evaluating the resolution of deep mantle plumes in teleseismic traveltime tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123.

Zastrozhnov, D., L. Gernigon, I. Gogin, M. M. Abdelmalak, S. Planke, J. I. Faleide, S. Eide and R. Myklebust, Cretaceous-Paleocene Evolution and Crustal Structure of the Northern Vøring Margin (Offshore Mid-Norway): Results from Integrated Geological and Geophysical Study, Tectonics, 37, 497–528.

Liu, C., and S. P. Grand (2018), Seismic attenuation in the African LLSVP estimated from PcS phases, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 489, 8-16

Korchinski, M., P. F. Rey, L. Mondy, C. Teyssier, and D. L. Whitney (2018), Numerical investigation of deep-crust behavior under lithospheric extension, Tectonophysics, 726, 137-146

Stern, R. J., S.-M. Li, and G. Randy Keller (2018), Continental crust of China: A brief guide for the perplexed, Earth-Science Reviews, 179, 72-94

Ady, B. E., and R. C. Whittaker (2018), Examining the influence of tectonic inheritance on the evolution of the North Atlantic using a palinspastic deformable plate reconstruction, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 470.

Heron, Philip J., Russell N. Pysklywec and Randell Stephenson, Exploring the theory of plate tectonics: the role of mantle lithosphere structure, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 470, first published on March 1, 2018, doi:10.1144/SP470.7

Chenin, Pauline, Suzanne Picazo, Suzon Jammes, Gianreto Manatschal, Othmar Müntener and Garry Karner, Potential role of lithospheric mantle composition in the Wilson cycle: a North Atlantic perspective, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 470, first published on March 6, 2018, doi:10.1144/SP470.10.

Ivanov, A. V., S. B. Mukasa, V. S. Kamenetsky, M. Ackerson, E. I. Demonterova, B. G. Pokrovsky, N. V. Vladykin, M. V. Kolesnichenko, K. D. Litasov, and D. A. Zedgenizo, Volatile concentrations in olivine-hosted melt inclusions from meimechite and melanephelinite lavas of the Siberian Traps Large Igneous Province: Evidence for flux-related high-Ti, high-Mg magmatism, Chem. Geol., 483, 442-462.

Tschauner, O., S. Huang, E. Greenberg, V. B. Prakapenka, C. Ma, G. R. Rossman, A. H. Shen, D. Zhang, M. Newville, A. Lanzirotti, K. Tait, Ice-VII inclusions in diamonds: Evidence for aqueous fluid in Earth’s deep mantle, Science  09 Mar 2018, 359, 1136-1139, DOI: 10.1126/science.aao3030

Vicente de Gouveia, S., J. Besse, D. Frizon de Lamotte, M. Greff-Lefftz, M. Lescanne, F. Gueydan, and F. Leparmentier (2018), Evidence of hotspot paths below Arabia and the Horn of Africa and consequences on the Red Sea opening, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 487, 210-220, doi:

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