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2006

Tarantola, A., Popper, Bayes and the inverse problem, Nature Physics, 2, 492 - 494 (2006), doi:10.1038/nphys375.

Elkins-Tanton, L.T., D.S. Draper, C.B. Agee, J. Jewell, A. Thorpe & P.C. Hess, The last lavas erupted during the main phase of the Siberian flood volcanic province: results from experimental petrology, Cont. Min. Pet., DOI 10.1007/s00410-006-0140-1, 2006.

Geophysics, Geosystems, 7, (11), Q11014, doi:10.1029/2006GC001342. ISSN: 1525-2027.

Hansen V L (2006) Geologic constraints on crustal plateau surface histories, Venus: The lava pond and bolide impact hypotheses. J Geophys Res, 111, E11010 22 pages, doi: 10.1029/2006JE002714, 2006

Carlson, R.W., G. Czamanske, V. Fedorenko and I. Ilupin, A comparison of Siberian meimechites and kimberlites: Implications for the source of high-Mg alkalic magmas and flood basalts, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7, Q11014, doi:10.1029/2006GC001342, 2006

Vinnik, L., and V. Farra, 2006, S velocity reversal in the mantle transition zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L18316, doi:10.1029/2006GL027120.

Parkin, C.J., Zoë C. Lunnon, Robert S. White, Philip A.F. Christie,  Integrated Seismic Imaging & Modelling of Margins Project (iSIMM) Team, Imaging the pulsing Iceland mantle plume through the Eocene, Geology, 35, 93-96, 2006.

Kumar, P.S., R. Menona and G.K. Reddy,The role of radiogenic heat production in the thermal evolution of a Proterozoic granulite-facies orogenic belt: Eastern Ghats, Indian Shield, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., in press, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2006.11.018

Crespi, M., M. Cuffaro, C. Doglioni, F. Giannone and F. Riguzzi, Space geodesy validation of the global lithospheric flow, Geophys. J. Int., in press, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03226.x

Campbell, I. and G.F. Davies, Do mantle plumes exist?, Episodes, 29, 162-168, 2006.

Sheth, H.C., The emplacement of pahoehoe lavas on Kilauea and in the Deccan Traps, J. Earth Syst. Sci., 115, 615-629, 2006.

Steinberger,B. & A.R. Calderwood, Models of large-scale viscous flow in the Earth's mantle with constraints from mineral physics and surface observations, Geophys. J. Int., 167, 1461, 2006.

Torsvik, T.H., M.A. Smethurst, K.Burke & B. Steinberger, Large igneous provinces generated from the margins of the large low-velocity provinces in the deep mantle, Geophys. J. Int., 167, 1447, 2006.

Bourdon, B., N.M. Ribe, A. Stracke, A.E. Saal & S.P. Turner, Insights into the dynamics of mantle plumes from uranium-series geochemistry, Nature, 444, 713-717, 2006. Click here for a comment by Don L. Anderson

Herzberg, C., Petrology and thermal structure of the Hawaiian plume from Mauna Kea volcano, Nature, 444, 605-609, 2006.

Forsyth, D. W. Harmon, N., Scheirer, D.S. Duncan, R. A. , Distribution of recent volcanism and the morphology of seamounts and ridges in the GLIMPSE study area: Implications for the lithospheric cracking hypothesis for the origin of intraplate, non-hot spot volcanic chains, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B11407, 2006.

Lay, T., J. Hernlund, E.J. Garnero and M.S. Thorne, A Post-Perovskite Lens and D'' Heat Flux Beneath the Central Pacific, Nature, 314, 1272 - 1276, DOI: 10.1126/science.1133280, 2006.

Wang, F., X.-H. Zhou, L.-C. Zhang, J.-F. Ying, Y.-T. Zhang, F.-Y. Wu, R.-X. Zhu, Late Mesozoic volcanism in the Great Xing'an Range (NE China): Timing and implications for the dynamic setting of NE Asia, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 251, 179–19, 2006.

Albarède, F., Earth science: Isotopic hide and seek, Nature, 444, 162, doi:10.1038/444162a, 2006

Zorin, Y.A., E.K. Turutanov, V.M. Kozhevnikov, S.V. Rasskazov, and A.I. Ivanov, The nature of Cenozoic upper mantle plumes in east Siberia (Russia) and central Mongolia, Russian Geology and Geophysics, 47, 1056-1070, 2006

Spera, F.J., D.A. Yuen and G. Giles, Tradeoffs in chemical and thermal variations in the post-perovskite phase transition: Mixed phase regions in the deep lower mantle?, PEPI, 159, 234-246, 2006.

Liu, K.H. and S.S. Gao, Mantle transition zone discontinuities beneath the Baikal rift and adjacent areas, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B11301, doi:10.1029/2005JB004099, 2006

Nielsen, T.F.D., V.A. Turkov, I.P. Solovova, L.N. Kogarko and I.D. Ryabchikov, A Hawaiian beginning for the Iceland plume: Modelling of reconnaissance data for olivine-hosted melt inclusions in Palaeogene picrite lavas from East Greenland, Lithos, 92, 83-104, 2006.

Richard,G., D. Bercovici and S.-I. Karato, Slab dehydration in the Earth's mantle transition zone, , Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 251, 156-167, 2006.

Gibson, S.A., R.N. Thompson and J.A. Day, Timescales and mechanisms of plume–lithosphere interactions: Ar/ Ar geochronology and geochemistry of alkaline igneous rocks from the Paraná–Etendeka large igneous province, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 251, 1-17, 2006.

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Hawkesworth, C J. & A. I.S. Kemp, Evolution of the continental crust, Nature, 443, 811-817, 2006.

Elliott, T., A. Thomas, A. Jeffcoate & Y. Niu, Lithium isotope evidence for subduction-enriched mantle in the source of mid-ocean-ridge basalt, Nature, 443, 565-568, 2006.

Lebedev, S., T. Meier & R.D. van der Hilst, Asthenospheric flow and origin of volcanism in the Baikal Rift area, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 249, 415-424, 2006.

Kogiso, T., & M.M. Hirschmann, Partial melting experiments of bimineralic eclogite and the role of recycled mafic oceanic crust in the genesis of ocean island basalts, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 249, 188-199, 2006.

Sharp, W.D. and D.A. Clague, 50-Ma Initiation of Hawaiian-Emperor Bend Records Major Change in Pacific Plate Motion, Science, 313, 1281-1284, 2006.

Vinnik, L., and Farra, V., S velocity reversal in the mantle transition zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L18316, doi:10.1029/2006GL027120, 2006.

Rogers, N.W., L.E. Thomas, R. Macdonald, C.J. Hawkesworth and F. MokademU– Th disequilibrium in recent basalts and dynamic melting beneath the Kenya rift, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 250, 148-168, 2006.

Lassiter, J.C., Constraints on the coupled thermal evolution of the Earth's core and mantle, the age of the inner core, and the origin of the 186Os/188Os “core signal” in plume-derived lava, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 250, 306-317, 2006.

Boyet, M. and R.W. Carlson, A new geochemical model for the Earth's mantle inferred from Sm– Nd systematics, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 250, 254-268, 2006.

Michaut, C.and C. Jaupart, Ultra-rapid formation of large volumes of evolved magma, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 250, 38-52, 2006.

Yang, T., Y. Shen, S. van der Lee, S.C. Solomon and S.-H. Hung, Upper mantle structure beneath the Azores hotspot from finite-frequency seismic tomography, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 250, 11-2, 2006.

Kerr, R.A., Rising Plumes in Earth's Mantle: Phantom or Real?, Science, 313, 1726, DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5794.1726, 2006.

Zhang, Z., J.J. Mahoney, J. Mao and F. Wang, Geochemistry of Picritic and Associated Basalt Flows of the Western Emeishan Flood Basalt Province, China, J. Pet., 47, 1997-2019, 2006.

Ancochea, E., F. Hernán, M.J. Huertas, J.L. Brändle and R. Herrera, A new chronostratigraphical and evolutionary model for La Gomera: Implications for the overall evolution of the Canarian Archipelago, J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 157, 271-293, 2006.

Hirose, K., Postperovskite phase transition and its geophysical implication, Rev. Geophys, 44, RG3001, doi:10.1029/2005RG000186, 2006.

Lassiter, J.C., Constraints on the coupled thermal evolution of the Earth's core and mantle, the age of the inner core, and the origin of the 186Os/187Os “core signal” in plume-derived lavas, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., in press.

McNutt, M., Another Nail in the Plume Coffin? Science, 313, 1394-1395.

Hirano, N., E. Takahashi, J. Yamamoto, N. Abe, S.P. Ingle, I. Kaneoka, T. Hirata, J.-I. Kimura, T. Ishii, Y. Ogawa, S. Machida, and K. Suyehiro, Volcanism in Response to Plate Flexure, Science, 313, 1426-1428

Gurenko, A.A. , K.A. Hoernle, F. Hauff, H.-U. Schmincke, D. Han, Y.N. Miura and I. Kaneoka, Major, trace element and Nd–Sr–Pb–O–He–Ar isotope signatures of shield stage lavas from the central and western Canary Islands: Insights into mantle and crustal processes, Chemical Geology, 233, 75-112, 2006.

Busse, F. H. , M. A. Richards and A. Lenardic, A simple model of high Prandtl and high Rayleigh number convection bounded by thin low-viscosity layers, Geophys. J. Int., 164, 160-167, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02836.x, 2006. (Click here for comment on this paper by Don Anderson)

Hirochika, S., Kaneoka, I., Matsufuji, K., Sobolev, A.V., Deep mantle origin of kimberlite magmas revealed by neon isotopes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L16318, 2006.

Katz, R.F. et al., The dynamics of melt and shear localization in partially molten aggregates, Nature, 442, 676-679, 2006

Nolet, G., S.-I. Karato and R. Montelli, Plume fluxes from seismic tomography, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 248, 685-699, 2006.

Choi, S.H., S.B. Mukasa, S.-T. Kwon and A.V. Andronikov, Sr, Nd, Pb and Hf isotopic compositions of late Cenozoic alkali basalts in South Korea: Evidence for mixing between the two dominant asthenospheric mantle domains beneath East Asia, Chemical Geology, 232, 134-151, 2006.

Haschke, M.. Sobel, E. R.. Blisniuk, P.. Strecker, M. R.. Warkus, F., Continental response to active ridge subduction, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L15315.

Sakai, T., Kondo, T., Ohtani, E., Terasaki, H., Endo, N., Kuba, T., Suzuki, T., Kikegawa, T., Interaction between iron and post-perovskite at core-mantle boundary and core signature in plume source region, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L15317, 2006.

Kokfelt, T.F., K. Hoernle, F. Hauff, J. Fiebig, R. Werner and D.Barbe-Schonberg, Combined Trace Element and Pb-Nd-Sr-O Isotope Evidence for Recycled Oceanic Crust (Upper and Lower) in the Iceland Mantle Plume, J. Pet., 47, 1705-1749, 2006.

Stemmer, K., H. Harder and U. Hansen, A new method to simulate convection with strongly temperature- and pressure-dependent viscosity in a spherical shell: Applications to the Earth's mantle, PEPI, 157, 223-249, 2006.

Matsumoto, N., A. Namiki and I. Sumita, Influence of a basal thermal anomaly on mantle convection, PEPI, 157, 208-222, 2006.

Sleep, N., Mantle plumes from top to bottom, Earth-Science Reviews, 77, 231-271, 2006.

Eriksson, P.G., R. Mazumder, O. Catuneanu, A.J. Bumby and B.O. Ilondo, Precambrian continental freeboard and geological evolution: A time perspective, Earth-Science Reviews, in press, 2006.

Basu, S., F.M. Stuart, V. Klemm, G. Korschinek, K. Knie and J.R. Hein, Helium isotopes in ferromanganese crusts from the central Pacific Ocean,  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70, 3996-4006, 2006.

Vlastélic, I., E. Lewin and T. Staudacher, Th/U and other geochemical evidence for the Réunion plume sampling a less differentiated mantle domain, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 248, 364-378, 2006.

Hoernle, K., J.D.L. White, P. van den Bogaard, F. Hauff, D.S. Coombs, R. Werner, C. Timm, D. Garbe-Schönberg, A. Reay and A.F. Cooper, Cenozoic intraplate volcanism on New Zealand: Upwelling induced by lithospheric removal, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 248, 335-352, 2006.

Japsen, P., J.M. Bonow, P.F. Green, J.A. Chalmers and K. Lidmar-Bergström, Elevated, passive continental margins: Long-term highs or Neogene uplifts? New evidence from West Greenland, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 248, 315-324, 2006.

Samuel, H. and D. Bercovici, Oscillating and stagnating plumes in the Earth's lower mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 248, 90-105, 2006.

Wiens, D.A., K. A. Kelley and T. Plank, Mantle temperature variations beneath back-arc spreading centers inferred from seismology, petrology, and bathymetry, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 248, 30-42, 2006.

Geldmacher, J., K. Hoernle, A. Klügel, P. van den Bogaard and S. Duggen, A geochemical transect across a heterogeneous mantle upwelling: Implications for the evolution of the Madeira hotspot in space and time, Lithos, 90, 131-144, 2006.

Lenardic, A., Richards, M. A. and Busse, F. H., Depth-dependent rheology and the horizontal length scale of mantle convection , J. Geophys. Res., 111, No. B7, B07404.

Silveira, G., E. Stutzmann, A. Davaille, J.-P. Montagner, L. Mendes-Victor and A. Sebai, Azores hotspot signature in the upper mantle, J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 156, 23-34, 2006.

Andrews, D.L., R.G. Gordon, B.C. Horner-Johnson, Uncertainties in plate reconstructions relative to the hotspots; Pacific-hotspot rotations and uncertainties for the past 68 million years, Geophys. J. Int., 166, 939, 2006

Wolbern, I., A. W. B. Jacob, T. A. Blake, R. Kind, X. Li, X. Yuan, F. Duennebier and M. Weber, Deep origin of the Hawaiian tilted plume conduit derived from receiver functions, Geophys. J. Int., 166, 767, 2006

Budweg, M., G. Bock and M. Weber, The Eifel Plume-imaged with converted seismic waves, Geophys. J. Int., 166, 579, 2006

J.-P. Perrillat, A. Ricolleau, I. Daniel, G. Fiquet, M. Mezouar, N. Guignot and H. Cardon, Phase transformations of subducted basaltic crust in the upmost lower mantle, PEPI, 157, 139-149, 2006.

Breivik, A.J., R. Mjelde, F. Rolf; I. Jan and Y. Murai, Rates of continental breakup magmatism and seafloor spreading in the Norway Basin-Iceland plume interaction, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B7, B07102, 2006

Sheth, H.C., The emplacement of pahoehoe lavas on Kilauea and in the Deccan Traps, J. Earth System Science, accepted, 2006.

Mellusoa, L., J.J. Mahoney and L. Dallai, Mantle sources and crustal input as recorded in high-Mg Deccan Traps basalts of Gujarat (India), Lithos, 89, 259-274, 2006.

Kokfelt, T.F., K. Hoernle, F. Hauff, J. Fiebig, R. Werner and D. Garbe-Schonberg, Combined trace element and Pb-Nd–Sr-O isotope evidence for recycled oceanic crust (upper and lower) in the Iceland mantle plume, J. Pet., in press, 2006.

Hoernle, K., J.D.L. White, P. van den Bogaard, F. Hauff, D.S. Coombs, R. Werner, C. Timm, D. Garbe-Schönberg, A. Reay and A.F. Cooper, Cenozoic intraplate volcanism on New Zealand: Upwelling induced by lithospheric removal, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., in press, 2006.

Nash, B.P., M.E. Perkins, J.N. Christensen, D.-C. Lee and A.N. Halliday, The Yellowstone hotspot in space and time: Nd and Hf isotopes in silicic magmas,  Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 247, 143-156, 2006.

Ismail-Zadeh, A., G. Schubert, I. Tsepelev, A. Korotkii, Three-dimensional forward and backward numerical modeling of mantle plume evolution: Effects of thermal diffusion , J. Geophys. Res., 111, B6, B06401, 2006.

Quere, S. and A.M. Forte, Influence of past and present-day plate motions on spherical models of mantle convection: implications for mantle plumes and hotspots, Geophys. J. Int., 165, 1041-1057, 2006.

Barker, A.K., J.A. Baker and D. W. Peate, Interaction of the rifting East Greenland margin with a zoned ancestral Iceland plume, Geology, 34, 481-484, 2006.

Wang, S. and M. Liu, Moving hotspots or reorganized plates? Geology, 34, 465-468, 2006.

Lodge, A. and G. Helffrich, Depleted swell root beneath the Cape Verde Islands, Geology, 34, 449-452, 2006.

Sims, K.W.W. and S.R. Hart, Comparison of Th, Sr, Nd and Pb isotopes in oceanic basalts: Implications for mantle heterogeneity and magma genesis, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 245, 743-761, 2006.

Zhang, K.J., J.X. Cai, Y.X. Zhang, T.P. Zhao, Eclogites from central Qiangtang, northern Tibet (China) and tectonic implications, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 245, 722-729, 2006.

Groebner, N. and D.L. Kohlstedt, Deformation-induced metal melt networks in silicates: Implications for core-mantle interactions in planetary bodies, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 245, 571-580, 2006.

Hutko, A.R., T. Lay, E.J. Garnero and J. Revenaugh, Seismic detection of folded, subducted lithosphere at the core–mantle boundary, Nature, 441, 333-336.

Holland, G. and C.J. Ballentine, Seawater subduction controls the heavy noble gas composition of the mantle, Nature, 441, 186-191, 2006.

Mao, W. L., H.-k. Mao, W. Sturhahn, J. Zhao, V. B. Prakapenka, Y. Meng, J. Shu, Y. Fei, and R. J. Hemley (2006), Iron-Rich Post-Perovskite and the Origin of Ultralow-Velocity Zones, Science, 312, 564 - 565, DOI: 510.1126/science.1123442.

Lensky, N.G. , R.W. Niebo, J.R. Holloway, V. Lyakhovsky & O. Navon, Bubble nucleation as a trigger for xenolith entrapment in mantle melts, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 245, 278-288, 2006.

Jackson, M.G. & S.R. Hart, Strontium isotopes in melt inclusions from Samoan basalts: Implications for heterogeneity in the Samoan plume, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 245, 260-277, 2006.

Bindeman, I.N. , O. Sigmarsson & J. Eiler, Time constraints on the origin of large volume basalts derived from O-isotope and trace element mineral zoning and U-series disequilibria in the Laki and Grimsvotn volcanic system, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 245, 245-259, 2006.

Maclennan, J. and S.M. Jones, Regional uplift, gas hydrate dissociation and the origins of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 245, 65-80, 2006.

Harvey, J. , A. Gannoun, K.W. Burton, N.W. Rogers, O. Alard & I.J. Parkinson, Ancient melt extraction from the oceanic upper mantle revealed by Re-Os isotopes in abyssal peridotites from the Mid-Atlantic ridge, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 244, 606-621, 2006.

Hirschmann, M.M., Water, melting, and the deep Earth H2O cycle, Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 34, 629-653, 2006.

Davies, J.H. & H.-P. Bunge, Are splash plumes the origin of minor hotspots?, Geology, 34, 349-352, 2006.

Benoit, M.H., A. A. Nyblade & J. C. VanDecar, Upper mantle P-wave speed variations beneath Ethiopia and the origin of the Afar hotspot, Geology, 34, 329-332, 2006

Garrison,J., J. Davidson, M. Reid, S. Turner, Source versus differentiation controls on U-series disequilibria: Insights from Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 244, 548-565, 2006.

Waite, G. P., Smith, R. B. & Allen, R. M. , Vp and Vs structure of the Yellowstone hot spot from teleseismic tomography: Evidence for an upper mantle plume , J. Geophys. Res., 111, B4, B04303, doi:10.1029/2005JB003867, 2006

Zhou, Y., Nolet, G., Dahlen, F. A. & Laske, G., Global upper-mantle structure from finite-frequency surface-wave tomography , J. Geophys. Res., 111, B4, B04304, , doi:10.1029/2005JB003677, 2006.

Perez-Gussinye, M., J.P. Morgan, T.J. Reston & C.R. Ranero, The rift to drift transition at non-volcanic margins: Insights from numerical modelling, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 244, 458-473, 2006

Xue, M. & R.M. Allen, Origin of the Newberry Hotspot Track: Evidence from shear-wave splitting, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 244, 315-322, 2006

Priestley, K. & D. McKenzie, The thermal structure of the lithosphere from shear wave velocities, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 244, 285-301, 2006

Bonneville, A., L. Dosso & A. Hildenbrand, Temporal evolution and geochemical variability of the South Pacific superplume activity, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 244, 251-269, 2006

Pietruszka, A.J., E.H. Hauri, R.W. Carlson & M.O. Garcia, Remelting of recently depleted mantle within the Hawaiian plume inferred from the 226Ra-230Th-238U disequilibria of Pu'u 'O'o eruption lavas, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 244, 155-169, 2006

Kuskov, O.L., V.A. Kronrod & H. Annersten, Inferring upper-mantle temperatures from seismic and geochemical constraints: Implications for Kaapvaal craton, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 244, 133-154, 2006

Stracke, A. B. Bourdon & D. McKenzie, Melt extraction in the Earth's mantle: Constraints from U-Th-Pa-Ra studies in oceanic basalts, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 244, 97-112, 2006

Foulger, G.R., Older crust underlies Iceland, Geophys. J. Int., 165, 672-676, 2006.

Silver, P.G., M.D. Behn, K. Kelley, M. Schmitz and B. Savage, Understanding cratonic flood basalts, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 245, 190-201 2006.

Tomohiro, U., E. Nakamura and H. Helmstaedt, Petrology and geochemistry of eclogite xenoliths from the Colorado Plateau: Implications for the evolution of subducted oceanic crust, J. Petrology, 47, 929-964, 2006.

Thybo, H., The heterogeneous upper mantle low velocity zone, Tectonophysics, 416, 53-79, 2006.

Anderson, D.L., Speculations on the nature and cause of mantle heterogeneity, Tectonophysics, 416, 7-22, 2006.

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Dasgupta, R. and M.M. Hirschmann, Melting in the Earth's deep upper mantle caused by carbon dioxide, Nature, 440, 659-662, 2006

White, S.M., S. Umino & H. Kumagai, Transition from seamount chain to intraplate volcanic ridge at the East Pacific Rise, Geology, 34, 293-296, 2006.

Anderson, D.L., Plate Tectonics; The General Theory. The Complex Earth is Simpler Than You Think, Earth and Mind, GSA Special Paper, in press

Raum, T., R. Mjelde, H. Shimamura, Y. Murai, E. Brastein, R.M. Karpuz, K. Kravik, H.J. Kolsto, Crustal structure and evolution of the southern Voring Basin and Voring Transform Margin, NE Atlantic, Tectonophysics, 415, 167-20-2, 2006.

Zhao, D., J. Lei, T. Inoue, A. Yamada, S.S. Gao, Deep structure and origin of the Baikal rift zone, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 243, 681-691, 2006.

Lavier, L.L. and G. Manatschal, A mechanism to thin the continental lithosphere at magma-poor margins, Nature 440, 324-328, 2006.

Brunelli, D., M. Seyler, A. Cipriani, L. Ottolini and E. Bonatti, Discontinuous melt extraction and weak refertilization of mantle peridotites at the Vema lithospheric section (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, J. Petrology, 47, 745-771, 2006.

Robinson, J.E. & B.W. Eakins, Calculated volumes of individual shield volcanoes at the young end of the Hawaiian Ridge, J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 151, 309-317, 2006.

Trubitsyn, V., M. Kaban, W. Mooney, C. Reigber and P. Schwintzer, Simulation of active tectonic processes for a convecting mantle with moving continents, Geophys. J. Int., 164, 611–623 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.02832.x, 2006.

Pik, R., B. Marty and D.R. Hilton, How many mantle plumes in Africa? The geochemical point of view, Chemical Geology, 226, 100-114, 2006.

Schmädicke, E. and T.M. Will, First evidence of eclogite facies metamorphism in the Shackleton Range, Antarctica: Trace of a suture between East and West Gondwana?, Geology, 34, 133–136, 2006.

Class, C. & A.P. le Roex, Continental material in the shallow oceanic mantle—How does it get there?, Geology, 34, 129-132, 2006.

Thirlwall, M.F., M.A.M. Gee, D. Lowry, D.P. Mattey, B.J. Murton, R.N. Taylor, Low δ18O in the Icelandic mantle and its origins: Evidence from Reykjanes Ridge and Icelandic lava, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70, 993-101, 2006.

Matyska, C. and D.A. Yuen, Lower mantle dynamics with the post-perovskite phase change, radiative thermal conductivity, temperature- and depth-dependent viscosity, PEPI, 154, 196-207, 2006.

Mathar, J.P., J. R. R. Ritter and W. Friederich, Surface waves image the top of the Eifel plume, Geophys. J. Int., 164, 377, 2006.

Searle, R. C., J. Francheteau, R. Armijo, Compressional deformation north of the Easter microplate: a manned submersible and seafloor gravity investigation, Geophys. J. Int., 164, 359, 2006.

Carminati E., Doglioni C., Gelabert B., Panza G., Raykova R.B., Roca E., Sabat F. & Scrocca D. (2006): Evolution of the Western Mediterranean. In: Bally A.W. & Roberts D. (eds), Principles of Phanerozoic Regional Geology, 18.4.1, in press.

Nielsen, S.G., M. Rehkamper, M.D. Norman, A.N. Halliday & D. Harrison, Thallium isotopic evidence for ferromanganese sediments in the mantle source of Hawaiian basalts, Nature, 439, 314-317, 2006.

Katayama, I., S. Nakashima and H. Yurimoto, Water content in natural eclogite and implication for water transport into the deep upper mantl, Lithos, 86, 245-259, 2006.

Workman, R.K., E. Hauri, S.R. Hart, J. Wang and J. Blusztajn, Volatile and trace elements in basaltic glasses from Samoa: Implications for water distribution in the mantle, Earth Planent. Sci. Lett., 241, 932-951, 2006.

Li, A. and R.S. Detrick, Seismic structure of Iceland from Rayleigh wave inversions and geodynamic implications, Earth Planent. Sci. Lett., 241, 901-912, 2006.

Garzione, C.N., P. Molnar, J.C. Libarkin, B.J. MacFadden, Rapid late Miocene rise of the Bolivian Altiplano: Evidence for removal of mantle lithosphere, Earth Planent. Sci. Lett., 241, 543-556, 2006.

Lei, J. and D. Zhao, A new insight into the Hawaiian plume, Earth Planent. Sci. Lett., 241, 438-453, 2006.

Deuss, A., S.A.T. Redfern, K. Chambers and J.H. Woodhouse, The nature of the 660-kilometer discontinuity in Earth's mantle from global seismic observations of PP precursors, Science, 311, 198-201, 2006.

Ren, Z.-Y., T Shibata, M. Yoshikawa, K.T.M. Johnson & E. Takahashi, Hana Ridge Lavas, Haleakala Volcano, Hawaii: Implications for source compositions, melting process and the structure of the Hawaiian plume, J. Pet., 47, 255-275., 2006.

Gernigon, L., F. Lucazeau, F. Brigaud, J.-C. Ringenbach, S. Planke & B. Le Gall, A moderate melting model for the Vøring margin (Norway) based on structural observations and a thermo-kinematical modelling: Implication for the meaning of the lower crustal bodies, Tectonophysics, 412, 255-278, 2006.

Anderson, D.L., Self-gravity, self-consistency, and self-organization in geodynamics and geochemistry, in Earth's Deep Mantle: Structure, Composition, and Evolution, Eds. R.D. van der Hilst, J. Bass, J. Matas & J. Trampert, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 160, 165-186, 2005.

Bondre, N.R., W.K. Hart and H.C. Sheth, Geology and Geochemistry of the Sangamner Mafic Dike Swarm, Western Deccan Volcanic Province, India: Implications for Regional Stratigraphy, J. Geology, 114, in press.

Jourdan, F., G. Féraud, H. Bertrand, M.K. Watkeys, A.B. Kampunzu, and B. Le Gall, Basement control on dyke distribution in Large Igneous Provinces: Case study of the Karoo triple junction, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 241, 307-322, 2006.

Du, Z. L.P. Vinnik and G.R. Foulger, Evidence from P-to-S mantle converted waves for a flat ''660-km'' discontinuity beneath Iceland, Earth Planet. Sci. Lettl, 241, 271-280, 2006.

Mittelstaedt, E. and P.J. Tackley, Plume heat flow is much lower than CMB heat flow, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 241, 202-210, 2006.

Ionov, D.A., S.B. Shirey, D. Weis and G. Brugmann, Os-Hf-Sr-Nd isotope and PGE systematics of spinel peridotite xenoliths from Tok, SE Siberian craton: Effects of pervasive metasomatism in shallow refractory mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 241, 47-64, 2006.

Caro, G., B. Bourdon, J.-L. Birck and S. Moorbath, High-precision 142Nd/144Nd measurements in terrestrial rocks: Constraints on the early differentiation of the Earth’s mantle, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, 70, 164-191, 2006.

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