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Moore, W.B., Heat transport in a convecting layer heated from within and below, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B11407, doi:10.1029/2006JB004778, 2008.

Dixon, J., Clague, D.A., Cousens, B., Monsaive, M.L., Uhi, J., Carbonatite and silicate melt metasomatism of the mantle surrounding the Hawaiian plume: Evidence from volatiles, trace elements, and radiogenic isotopes in rejuvenated-stage lavas from Niihau, Hawaii, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 9, Q09005, doi:10.1029/2008GC002076, 2008.

Yong-Fei Zheng, Rong-Xin Wu, Yuan-Bao Wu, Shao-Bing Zhang, Honglin Yuan, Fu-Yuan Wu, Rift melting of juvenile arc-derived crust: Geochemical evidence from Neoproterozoic volcanic and granitic rocks in the Jiangnan Orogen, South China, Precambrian Research, 163, 351–383, 2008.

Zhang, Shao-Bing, Yong-Fei Zheng, Zi-Fu Zhao, Yuan-Bao Wu, Honglin Yuan, Fu-Yuan Wu, Neoproterozoic anatexis of Archean lithosphere: Geochemical evidence from felsic to mafic intrusions at Xiaofeng in the Yangtze Gorge, South China, Precambrian Research, 163, 210–238, 2008.

Sohn, R.A. et al., Explosive volcanism on the ultraslow-spreading Gakkel ridge, Arctic Ocean, Nature, 453, 1236-1238, 2008.

White, R.S., L.K. Smith, A.W. Roberts, P.A.F. Christie, N.J. Kusznir & the rest of the iSIMM Team, Lower-crustal intrusion on the North Atlantic continental margin, Nature, 452, doi:10.1038/nature06687.

Simon, N.S.C. and Y.Y. Podladchikov,The effect of mantle composition on density in the extending lithosphere, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 272, 148–157, 2008.

Ma, L., M.C. Castro, C.M. Hall, Atmospheric noble gas signatures in deep Michigan Basin brines as indicators of a past thermal event, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 277, 137-147, 2008.

Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research

Volume 176, Issue 3, Pages 325-438 (1 October 2008)

Volcanoes and Human History

Edited by K.V. Cashman and G. Giordano

Sen, G., M.l Bizimis, R. Das, D.K. Paul, A. Ray, S. Biswas, Deccan plume, lithosphere rifting, and volcanism in Kutch, India, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 277, 101-111, 2008.

Simon, K., R.S. Huismans, C. Beaumont, Dynamical modelling of lithospheric extension and small-scale convection: implications for magmatism during the formation of volcanic rifted margins, Geophys. J. Int., 176, 327-350, 2009.

Gaillard,F., M. Malki, G. Iacono-Marziano, M. Pichavant, B. Scaillet, Carbonatite Melts and Electrical Conductivity in the Asthenosphere, Science, 322, 1363-1365, 2008. Click here for Perspectives article.

Ivanov A.V., He H., Yang L., Nikolaeva I.V., Palesskii S.V. 40Ar/39Ar Dating of intrusive magmatism in the Angara-Taseevskaya syncline and its implication for duration of magmatism of the Siberian Traps. J. Asian Earth Sci., in press, 2008.

Reichow, M.K., Pringle, M.S., Al'Mukhamedov, A.I., Allen, M.B., Andreichev, V.L., Buslov, M.M., Davies, C.E., Fedoseev, G.S., Fitton, J.G., Inger, S., Medvedev, A.Ya., Mitchell, C., Puchkov, V.N., Safonova, I.Yu., Scott, R.A., Saunders, A.D. The timing and extent of the eruption of the Siberian Traps large igneous province: Implications for the end-Permian environmental crisis. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 277, 9-20, 2008.

Rudge, J.F., Finding peaks in geochemical distributions: A re-examination of the helium-continental crust correlation, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 274, 179-188, 2008.

Sicilia, D., J.-P. Montagner, M. Cara, E. Stutzmann, E. Debayle, J.-C. Lépine, J.-J. Lévêque, E. Beucler, A. Sebai, G. Roult, A. Ayele, J.M. Sholan, Upper mantle structure of shear-waves velocities and stratification of anisotropy in the Afar Hotspot region, Tectonophysics, 462,164-177, 2008.

Ivanov A.V., Palesskii S.V., Demonterova E.I., Nikolaeva I.V., Ashchepkov I.V., Raskazov S.V. Platinum-group elements and rhenium in mantle xenoliths from the East Sayan volcanic field (Siberia, Russia): evaluation of melt extraction and refertilization processes in lithospheric mantle of the Tuva-Mongolian massif, Terra Nova, 20, 504–511, 2008.

Haase, K.M., A.D. Renno, Variation of magma generation and mantle sources during continental rifting observed in Cenozoic lavas from the Eger Rift, Central Europe, Chem. Geol., 257, 195-205, 2008.

Perez-Campos, X., Y. Kim, A. Husker, P.M. Davis, R.W. Clayton, A. Iglesias, J.F. Pacheco, S.K. Singh, V.C. Manea, and M. Gurnis, Horizontal subduction and truncation of the Cocos Plate beneath central Mexico, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L18303, doi:10.1029/2008GL035127, 2008.

Gaillard, F., M. Malki, G. Iacono-Marziano, M. Pichavant B. Scaillet, Carbonatite melts and electrical conductivity in the asthenosphere, Science, 322. 1363 - 1365, 2008.

and accompanying Perspectives commentary:
Evans, R.L., Laboratory data suggest that enhanced conductivity in the deep mantle can be caused by extremely small amounts of carbon-rich melt, Science, 322. 1338 - 1340, 2008.

Hahm, D., D. R. Hilton, M. Cho, H. Wei, and K.-R. Kim, Geothermal He and CO2 variations at Changbaishan intra-plate volcano (NE China) and the nature of the sub-continental lithospheric mantle,
Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L22304, 2008.

Gögüs, O. H., and R. N. Pysklywec, Near-surface diagnostics of dripping or delaminating lithosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B11404, 2008.

Konter, J.G., B.B. Hanan, J. Blichert-Toft, A.A.P. Koppers, T. Plank and H. Staudigel, One hundred million years of mantle geochemical history suggest the retiring of mantle plumes is premature, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 275, 285-295, 2008.

Nalpas, T., M.-P. Dabard, G. Ruffet, A. Vernon, C. Mpodozis, A. Loi and G. Hérail, Sedimentation and preservation of the Miocene Atacama Gravels in the Pedernales–Chañaral Area, Northern Chile: Climatic or tectonic control?, Tectonophysics, 459, 161-173, 2008

Gueydan, F., C. Morency & J.-P. Brun, Continental rifting as a function of lithosphere mantle strength, Tectonophysics, 460, 83-93, 2008.

Brueseke, M.E., W.K. Hart & M.T. Heizler, Diverse mid-Miocene silicic volcanism associated with the Yellowstone–Newberry thermal anomaly, Bull. Volcanol., 70, 343-360, 2008. DOI 10.1007/s00445-007-0142-5.

Luis, J. F., and J. M. Miranda, Reevaluation of magnetic chrons in the North Atlantic between 35°N and 47°N: Implications for the formation of the Azores Triple Junction and associated plateau, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B10105, 2008.

Portnyagin, M., D. Savelyev, K. Hoernle, F. Hauff, and D. Garbe-Schönberg, Mid-Cretaceous Hawaiian tholeiites preserved in Kamchatka, Geology, 36, 903-906.

Adam, C., and A. Bonneville, No thinning of the lithosphere beneath northern part of the Cook-Austral volcanic chains, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B10104, 2008.

Celal Sengor A.M., M.S. Ozeren, M. Keskin, M. Sakinc, A.D. Ozbakir and Ilhan Kayan, Eastern Turkish high plateau as a small Turkic-type orogen: Implications for post-collisional crust-forming processes in Turkic-type orogens, Earth-Science Reviews, 90, 1-48, 2008.

Konter, J.G., Barry B. Hanan, Janne Blichert-Toft, Anthony A.P. Koppers, Terry Plank, Hubert Staudigel, One hundred million years of mantle geochemical history suggest the retiring of mantle plumes is premature, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., in press, 2008.

Ollier, C.D. & H.C. Sheth, The High Deccan duricrusts of India and their significance for the ‘laterite’ issue, J. Earth Syst. Sci., 117, 537–551, 2008.

Wawerzinek, B., J. R. R. Ritter, M. Jordan, M. Landes, An upper-mantle upwelling underneath Ireland revealed from non-linear tomography, Geophys. J. Int., 175, 253-268, 2008.

Shervais, J. W., and B. B. Hanan, Lithospheric topography, tilted plumes, and the track of the Snake River-Yellowstone hot spot, Tectonics, 27, TC5004, 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007TC002181.

Maclennan J., Lead isotope variability in olivine-hosted melt inclusions from Iceland, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, 72, 4159-4176, 2008, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2008.05.034

Yang, Xiao-Zhi, Qun-Ke Xia, Etienne Deloule, Luigi Dallai, Qi-Cheng Fan and Min Feng, Water in minerals of the continental lithospheric mantle and overlying lower crust: A comparative study of peridotite and granulite xenoliths from the North China Craton, Chemical Geology, 256, 33-45, 2008.

Li, Z. A., C. A. Lee, A. H. Peslier, A. Lenardic, and S. J. Mackwell, Water contents in mantle xenoliths from the Colorado Plateau and vicinity: Implications for the mantle rheology and hydration-induced thinning of continental lithosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B09210, 2008.

Kukkonen, I.T., M. Kuusisto, M. Lehtonen and P. Peltonen, Delamination of eclogitized lower crust: Control on the crust–mantle boundary in the central Fennoscandian shield, Tectonophysics, 457, 111-127, 2008.

Millet, M.A., R. Doucelance, P. Schiano, K. David & C. Bosq, Mantle plume heterogeneity versus shallow-level interactions: A case study, the São Nicolau Island, Cape Verde archipelago, J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 176, 265-276, 2008.

Kerr, A.C., Gillian R. Foulger, Donna M. Jurdy (eds): Plates, Plumes and Planetary Processes, 2007; GSA Special Paper 430, a review, Marine Geophysical Researches, 29, 217-218, 2008.

Foulger, G.R. and D.M. Jurdy, Reply to: Plates, Plumes, and Planetary Processes (P4) by AC Kerr, Marine Geophysical Researches, 29, 219-220, 2008.

Dore, A.G., E.R. Lundin, N.J. Kusznir and C. Pascal, Potential mechanisms for the genesis of Cenozoic domal structures on the NE Atlantic margin: pros, cons and some new ideas, From: Johnson, H., Dore, A.G., Gatliff, R.W., Holdsworth, R., Lundin, E. and Ritchie,, J.D. (eds), The Nature and Origin of Compression in Passive Margins, Geol. Soc., London, Spec. Pub., 306, 1–26, DOI: 10.1144/SP306.1, 2008.

Meshesha, D., and R. Shinjo, Rethinking geochemical feature of the Afar and Kenya mantle plumes and geodynamic implications, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B09209, 2008.

Raquin, A. M.A. Moreira, F. Guillon, He, Ne and Ar systematics in single vesicles: Mantle isotopic ratios and origin of the air component in basaltic glasses, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 274, 142–150, 2008.

Wang, Zhengrong and Glenn A. Gaetani, Partitioning of Ni between olivine and siliceous eclogite partial melt: experimental constraints on the mantle source of Hawaiian basalts, Con. Min. Pet., 156, 661 - 678, 2008.

Warren, L.M., J.A. Snoke and D.E. James, S-wave velocity structure beneath the High Lava Plains, Oregon, from Rayleigh-wave dispersion inversion, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 274, 121-131, 2008.

Fang Huang, Shuguang Li, Feng Dong, Yongsheng He and Fukun Chen, High-Mg adakitic rocks in the Dabie orogen, central China: Implications for foundering mechanism of lower continental crust, Chemical Geology, 255, 1-13, 2008.

Hutnak, M., A. T. Fisher, R. Harris, C. Stein, K. Wang, G. Spinelli, M. Schindler, H. Villinger and E. Silver, Large heat and fluid fluxes driven through mid-plate outcrops on ocean crust, Nature Geoscience, 1, 611 - 614, 2008.

Gordon, R.G., Geodynamics: A tale of a trail, Nature Geoscience, 1, 574 - 575, 2008.

Julià, J., M. Assumpção, and M. P. Rocha (2008), Deep crustal structure of the Paraná Basin from receiver functions and Rayleigh-wave dispersion: Evidence for a fragmented cratonic root, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B08318.

Ukstins Peate, I. and Scott Edward Bryan, Re-evaluating plume-induced uplift in the Emeishan large igneous province, Nature Geoscience, 1, 625 - 629, doi:10.1038/ngeo281

Day, J.M.D., D.G. Pearson and L.J. Hulbert, Rhenium-Osmium Isotope and Platinum-Group Element Constraints on the Origin and Evolution of the 1.27 Ga Muskox Layered Intrusion, J. Pet., 49, 1255-1295, 2008.

Murphy, J. Brendan and R. Damian Nance, The Pangea conundrum, Geology, 36, 703-706, 2008.

Gogus, O.H. and Russell N. Pysklywec, Mantle lithosphere delamination driving plateau uplift and synconvergent extension in eastern Anatolia, Geology, 36, 723-726, 2008.

Ghias, S. R., and G. T. Jarvis, Mantle convection models with temperature- and depth-dependent thermal expansivity, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B08408, 2008.

Roth, J. B., M. J. Fouch, D. E. James, and R. W. Carlson, Three-dimensional seismic velocity structure of the northwestern United States, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L15304, 2008.

Kumagai, I., A. Davaille, K. Kurita, and E. Stutzmann, Mantle plumes: Thin, fat, successful, or failing? Constraints to explain hot spot volcanism through time and space, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L16301, 2008.

Tauzin, B., E. Debayle, and G. Wittlinger, The mantle transition zone as seen by global Pds phases: No clear evidence for a thin transition zone beneath hotspots, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B08309, 2008.

Knesel, K.M., B.E. Cohen, P.M. Vasconcelos & D.S. Thiede, Rapid change in drift of the Australian plate records collision with Ontong Java plateau, Nature, 454, 754-757, doi:10.1038/nature07138, 2008.

Foley, S.F., Rejuvenation and erosion of the cratonic lithosphere, Nature Geoscience, 1, 503-510, doi:10.1038/ngeo261, 2008.

Teague, A.J., T.M. Seward and D. Harrison, Mantle source for Oldoinyo Lengai carbonatites: Evidence from helium isotopes in fumarole gases, J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 175, 386-390, 2008.

Tsikourasa, B., G. Pe-Piperb, D.J.W. Piperc and K. Hatzipanagiotou, Triassic rift-related komatiite, picrite and basalt, Pelagonian continental margin, Greece, Lithos, 104, 199-215, 2008.

Torsvik, T. H., R. D. Müller, R. Van der Voo, B. Steinberger, and C. Gaina, Global plate motion frames: Toward a unified model, Rev. Geophys., 46, RG3004, 2008.

New book

The Boundaries of the West African Craton

N. Ennih & J.-P. Liégeois, eds., GSL Special Publications, SP297, pp. 536, 2008

New book

Metasomatism in Oceanic & Continental Lithospheric Mantle

M. Coltorti & M. Grégoire, eds., GSL Special Publications, SP293, pp. 368, 2008

Holm, P. M., T. Grandvuinet, J. Friis, J. R. Wilson, A. K. Barker, and S. Plesner, An 40Ar-39Ar study of the Cape Verde hot spot: Temporal evolution in a semistationary plate environment, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B08201, 2008.

Walter, M.J., G.P. Bulanova, L.S. Armstrong, S. Keshav, J.D. Blundy, G. Gudfinnsson, O.T. Lord, A.R. Lennie, S.M. Clark, C.B. Smith & L. Gobbo, Primary carbonatite melt from deeply subducted oceanic crust, Nature, 454, 622-626, 2008.

Pim, J., C. Peirce, A.B. Watts, I. Grevemeyer and A. Krabbenhoeft, Crustal structure and origin of the Cape Verde Rise, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 272, 422-428, 2008.

Collier, J.S., V. Sansom, O. Ishizuka, R.N. Taylor, T.A. Minshull and R.B. Whitmarsh, Age of Seychelles–India break-up, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 272, 264-277, 2008.

Calvès, G., P.D. Clift and A. Inam, Anomalous subsidence on the rifted volcanic margin of Pakistan: No influence from Deccan plume, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 272, 231-239, 2008.

Sobolev, A.V., A.W. Hofmann, G. Brügmann, V.G. Batanova, D.V. Kuzmin, A Quantitative Link Between Recycling and Osmium Isotopes, Science, 321, DOI: 10.1126/science.1158452, 2008.

Payne, S.J., R. McCaffrey, and R.W. King, Strain rates and contemporary deformation in the Snake River Plain and surrounding Basin and Range from GPS and seismicity, Geology, 36, 647-650, 2008.

Schutt, D.L. and K. Dueker, Temperature of the plume layer beneath the Yellowstone hotspot, Geology, 36, 623-626, 2008.

Minshull, T.A., C.I. Lane, J.S. Collier and R.B. Whitmarsh, The relationship between rifting and magmatism in the northeastern Arabian Sea, Nature Geoscience, 1, 463 - 467, 2008.

Sigloch, K., N. McQuarrie and G. Nolet, Two-stage subduction history under North America inferred from multiple-frequency tomography, Nature Geoscience, 1, 458 - 462, 2008.

Kitagawa, H., K. Kobayashi, A. Makishima, and E. Nakamura, Multiple pulses of the mantle plume: Evidence from Tertiary Icelandic lavas, J. Pet., 49, 1365-1396,

Andrews, J., and A. Deuss, Detailed nature of the 660 km region of the mantle from global receiver function data, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B06304, 2008.

Sohn, R.A. et al., Explosive volcanism on the ultraslow-spreading Gakkel ridge, Arctic Ocean, Nature, 453, 1236-1238, 2008.

Marinova, M.M., O. Aharonson & E. Asphaug, Mega-impact formation of the Mars hemispheric dichotomy, Nature, 453, 1216-1219, 2008.

Rost, S., E. J. Garnero, and Q. Williams, Seismic array detection of subducted oceanic crust in the lower mantle, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B06303, 2008.

Reusch, A. M., A. A. Nyblade, M. H. Benoit, D. A. Wiens, S. Anandakrishnan, D. Voigt, and P. J. Shore, Mantle transition zone thickness beneath Ross Island, the Transantarctic Mountains, and East Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L12301, 2008.

Somoza, R. and C.B. Zaffarana, Mid-Cretaceous polar standstill of South America, motion of the Atlantic hotspots and the birth of the Andean cordillera, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 271, 267-277, 2008.

Gutierrez-Alonso, G., J. Fernandez-Suarez, A.B. Weil, J.B. Murphy, R.D. Nance, F. Corfu and S.T. Johnston, Self-subduction of the Pangaean global plate, Nature Geoscience, 1, 549 - 553, 2008.

Rapp, R.P., T. Irifune, N. Shimizu, N. Nishiyama, M.D. Norman & T. Inoue, Subduction recycling of continental sediments and the origin of geochemically enriched reservoirs in the deep mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 271, 14-23, 2008.

van Wijk, J., J. van Hunen, and S. Goes, Small-scale convection during continental rifting: Evidence from the Rio Grande rift, Geology, 36, 575-578, 2008.

Workman, R.K., J.M. Eiler, S.R. Hart, and M.G. Jackson, Oxygen isotopes in Samoan lavas: Confirmation of continent recycling, Geology, 36, 551-554, 2008.

Georgen, J.E., Mantle flow and melting beneath oceanic ridge–ridge–ridge triple junctions, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 270, 231-240, 2008.

Wessel, P., and L. W. Kroenke, Pacific absolute plate motion since 145 Ma: An assessment of the fixed hot spot hypothesis, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B06101, 2008.

Camp, V.E., and Hanan, B.B., 2008, A plume-triggered delamination origin for the Columbia River Basalt Group, Geosphere, 4, 480-495, doi: 10.1130/GES00175.1

Rona, P.A. 2008, The changing vision of marine minerals, Ore Geology Reviews, 33, 618-666, doi:10.1016/j.oregeorev.2007.03.006.

Sheth, H.C., Do major oxide tectonic discrimination diagrams work? Evaluating new log-ratio and discriminant-analysis-based diagrams with Indian Ocean mafic volcanics and Asian ophiolites, Terra Nova, 20, 229–236, 2008.

Yang, J.-H., F.-Y. Wu, S.A. Wilde, E. Belousova, and W.L. Griffin, Mesozoic decratonization of the North China block, Geology, 36, 467-470, 2008.

Koppers, A.A.P., J.A. Russell, M. G. Jackson, J. Konter, H. Staudigel, and S.R. Hart, Samoa reinstated as a primary hotspot trail, Geology, 36, 435-438, 2008.

Yamasaki, T., & L. Gernigon, Styles of lithospheric extension controlled by underplated mafic bodies, Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2008.04.024, in press.

Gernigon, L., O. Olesen, J. Ebbing, S. Wienecke, C. Gaina, J.O. Mogaard, M. Sand and R. Myklebust, Geophysical insights and early spreading history in the vicinity of the Jan Mayen Fracture Zone, Norwegian-Greenland, Tectonophysics, in press.

Gao, S., R.L. Rudnick, W.-L. Xu, H.-L. Yuan b, Y.-S. Liu a, R.J. Walker, I. S. Puchtel, X. Liu, H. Huang, X.-R. Wang, J. Yang, Recycling deep cratonic lithosphere and generation of intraplate magmatism in the North China Craton, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 270, 41–53.

Hart, S.R., M.D. Kurz and Z. Wang, Scale length of mantle heterogeneities: Constraints from helium diffusion, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 269, 507-516, 2008.

Steinberger, B., and R. Holme, Mantle flow models with core-mantle boundary constraints and chemical heterogeneities in the lowermost mantle, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B05403, 2008.

Pilet, S., M.B. Baker, and E.M. Stolper, Metasomatized Lithosphere and the Origin of Alkaline Lavas, Science, 320, 916, 2008.

Click here for Perspectives commentary by Y. Niu.

Click here for newspaper article "Nouvelle origine pourles îles océaniques".

Lev, E. and B.H. Hager, Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities with anisotropic lithospheric viscosity, Geophys. J. Int., 173, 806, 2008.

Self, S., A.E. Jay, M. Widdowson and L.P. Keszthelyi, Correlation of the Deccan and Rajahmundry Trap lavas: Are these the longest and largest lava flows on Earth? J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 172, 3-19, 2008.

Porcelli, D. and T. Elliott, The evolution of He Isotopes in the convecting mantle and the preservation of high 3He/4He ratios, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 269, 175-185, 2008.

Flowers, R.M., B.P. Wernicke, and K.A. Farley, Unroofing, incision, and uplift history of the southwestern Colorado Plateau from apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronometry, Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., 120, 571-587, 2008.

Wells, M.L. and T.D. Hoisch, The role of mantle delamination in widespread Late Cretaceous extension and magmatism in the Cordilleran orogen, western United States, Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., 120, 515-530.

Rosenbaum, G., M. Gasparon, F. P. Lucente, A. Peccerillo, and M. S. Miller, Kinematics of slab tear faults during subduction segmentation and implications for Italian magmatism, Tectonics, 27, TC2008, 2008.

Scheck-Wenderoth, M. and Y. Maystrenko, How warm are passive continental margins? A 3-D lithosphere-scale study from the Norwegian margin, Geology, 36, 419-422, 2008.

Lucente, F.P. and L. Margheriti, Subduction rollback, slab breakoff, and induced strain in the uppermost mantle beneath Italy, Geology, 36, 375-378, 2008.

Hillis, R.H., S.P. Holford, P.F. Green, A.G. Doré, R.W. Gatliff, M.S. Stoker, K. Thomson, J.P. Turner, J.R. Underhill, and G.A. Williams, Cenozoic exhumation of the southern British Isles, Geology, 36, 371-374, 2008.

Schouten, H., D.K. Smith, L.G.J. Montési, W. Zhu, and E.M. Klein, Cracking of lithosphere north of the Galapagos triple junction, Geology, 36, 339-342, 2008.

Hernlund, J.W., D.J. Stevenson, and P.J. Tackley (2008), Buoyant melting instabilities beneath extending lithosphere: 2. Linear analysis, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B04406, 2008.

Hernlund, J W., P.J. Tackley, and D.J. Stevenson (2008), Buoyant melting instabilities beneath extending lithosphere: 1. Numerical models, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B04405, 2008.

Clouard, V. and M. Gerbault, Break-up spots: could the Pacific open as a consequence of plate kinematics?, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 265, 195-208, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.10.013, 2008.

See also comments on this article:

Is the Pacific splitting in two? (Michael Reilly, New Scientist, No. 2640, 26 January 2008)
A Pacific breakup (Nature Geoscience, 1, 83, February 2008)

Pilger, R. H., 2008, Discussion of “Break-up spots: Could the Pacific open as a consequence of plate kinematics”, by Clouard and Gerbault, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., in press.

Clouard, V. and M. Gerbault, Reply to "Break-up spots: Could the Pacific open as a consequence of plate kinematics?" comment by R. Pilger, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.08.008, in press.

Hillis, R.R., Holford, S.P., Green, P.F., Doré, A.G., Gatliff, R.W., Stoker, M.S., Thomson, K., Turner, J.P., Underhill, J.R. and Williams, G.A., Cenozoic exhumation of the southern British Isles, Geology, 36, 371-374, 2008.

Garnero, E.J. and A.K. McNamara, Structure and Dynamics of Earth's Lower Mantle, Science, 320, 626-628, 2008.

Liu, Y., S. Gao, P.B. Kelemen and W. Xu, Recycled crust controls contrasting source compositions of Mesozoic and Cenozoic basalts in the North China Craton, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta, 72, 2349-2376, 2008.

Hillis, R.R., S.P. Holford, P.F. Green, A.G. Doré, R.W. Gatliff, M.S. Stoker, K. Thomson, J.P. Turner, J.R. Underhill, and G.A. Williams, Cenozoic exhumation of the southern British Isles, Geology, 36, 371-374, 2008.

Leng, W., and S. Zhong, Controls on plume heat flux and plume excess temperature, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B04408, 11 April 2008

Peate, D.W., A.K. Barker, M.S. Riishuus and R. Andreasen, Temporal variations in crustal assimilation of magma suites in the East Greenland flood basalt province: Tracking the evolution of magmatic plumbing systems, Lithos, 102, 179-197, 2008.

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Tseng, T.-L. and W.-P. Chen, Discordant contrasts of P- and S-wave speeds across the 660-km discontinuity beneath Tibet: A case for hydrous remnant of sub-continental lithosphere, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 268, 450-462, 2008.

Davies, J.H., Did a mega-collision dry Venus' interior? Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 268, 376-383, 2008.

Wolff, J.A., Ramos, F.C., Hart, G.L., Patterson, J.D. and Brandon, A.D., Columbia River flood basalts from a centralized crustal magmatic system, Nature Geoscience, 1, 177-180, 2008.

Lay, T., J. Hernlund & B.A. Buffett, Core–mantle boundary heat flow, Nature Geoscience, 1, 25-32, 2008. doi:10.1038/ngeo.2007.44

Chauvel, C., E. Lewin, M. Carpentier, N.T. Arndt & J.-C. Marini, Role of recycled oceanic basalt and sediment in generating the Hf–Nd mantle array, Nature Geoscience, 1, 64 - 67, 2008. doi:10.1038/ngeo.2007.51 See also: News and Views by Plank & van Keken

Schutt, D. L., K. Dueker, and H. Yuan (2008), Crust and upper mantle velocity structure of the Yellowstone hot spot and surroundings, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B03310, 2008.

Yaxley, G.M. & G.P. Brey, The Roles of Petrology and Experimental Petrology in Understanding Global Tectonics, J. Pet., 49, 587-589, 2008.

Falloon, T.J., D.H. Green, L.V. Danyushevsky, and A.W. McNeill, The Composition of Near-solidus Partial Melts of Fertile Peridotite at 1 and 1.5 GPa: Implications for the Petrogenesis of MORB, J. Pet., 49, 591-613, 2008.

Presnall, D.C., & and Gudmundur H. Gudfinnsson, Origin of the Oceanic Lithosphere, J. Pet., 49, 615-632, 2008.

Niu, Y. and M.J. O'Hara, Global Correlations of Ocean Ridge Basalt Chemistry with Axial Depth: a New Perspective, J. Pet., 49, 633-664, 2008.

Tectonophysics

Volume 447, Issues 1-4, Pages 1-168 (1 February 2008)

Plate movement and crustal processes in and around Iceland

Editors: Carsten Riedel & Joerg Ebbin

Guzmics, T., Z. Zajacz, J. Kodolányi, W. Halter and C. Szabó, LA-ICP-MS study of apatite- and K feldspar-hosted primary carbonatite melt inclusions in clinopyroxenite xenoliths from lamprophyres, Hungary: Implications for significance of carbonatite melts in the Earth’s mantle, Geochmica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 1864-1886, 2008.

White, R.S., L.K. Smith, A.W. Roberts, P.A.F. Christie and N.J. Kusznir, Lower-crustal intrusion on the North Atlantic continental margin, Nature, 452, 460-465, 2008.

Parkin, C.J. and R.S. White, Influence of the Iceland mantle plume on oceanic crust generation in the North Atlantic, Geophys. J. Int., 173,168-188, 2008.

Liu, C.-Z., J.E. Snow, E. Hellebrand, G. Brugmann, A. von der Handt, A. Buchl & A.W. Hofmann, Ancient, highly heterogeneous mantle beneath Gakkel ridge, Arctic Ocean, Nature, 452, 311-316, 2008.

Björnsson, A., Temperature of the Icelandic crust: Inferred from electrical conductivity, temperature surface gradient, and maximum depth of earthquakes, Tectonophysics, 447, 136-141, 2008.

Riedel, C. and J. Ebbing, Hotspot–ridge interaction and its influence on Icelandic crust formation and dynamics, Tectonophysics, 447, 1-4, 2008.

Moore, A., T. Blenkinsop and F. Cotterill, Controls on post-Gondwana alkaline volcanism in Southern Africa. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 268, 151-164, 2008.

Ray, R., A.D. Shukla, H.C. Sheth, J.S. Ray, R.A. Duraiswami, L. Vanderkluysen, C.S. Rautela and J. Mallik, Highly heterogeneous Precambrian basement under the central Deccan Traps, India: Direct evidence from xenoliths in dykes, Gondwana Research 13, 375–385, 2008.

Tegner, C., C.K. Brooks, R.A. Duncan, L.E. Heister and S. Bernstein, 40Ar–39Ar ages of intrusions in East Greenland: Rift-to-drift transition over the Iceland hotspot, Lithos, 101, 480-500, 2008.

Rudge, J.F., M.E. Shaw Champion, N. White, D. McKenzie and B. Lovell, A plume model of transient diachronous uplift at the Earth's surface, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett, 267, 146-160, 2008.

Ohta, K., K. Hirose, T. Lay, N. Sata and Y. Ohishi, Phase transitions in pyrolite and MORB at lowermost mantle conditions: Implications for a MORB-rich pile above the core–mantle boundary,
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LeMasurier, W.E., Neogene extension and basin deepening in the West Antarctic rift inferred from comparisons with the East African rift and other analogs, Geology, 36, 247-250, 208.

Kelley, D.F. and M. Barton, Pressures of Crystallization of Icelandic Magmas, J. Petrology, 49: 465-492, 2008.

Goes, S., F.A. Capitanio and G. Morra, Evidence of lower-mantle slab penetration phases in plate motions,, Nature, 451, 981-984, 2008.

News & Views comment on this article: King, S., Slab sliding away, Nature, 451, 899-900, 2008.

Sheth, H.C. and L. Melluso, The Mount Pavagadh volcanic suite, Deccan Traps: Geochemical stratigraphy and magmatic evolution, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 32, 5–21, 2008.

Mittelstaedt, E., G. Ito and M.D. Behn, Mid-ocean ridge jumps associated with hotspot magmatism, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 266, 256-270, 2008.

Putirka, K., Excess temperatures at ocean islands: Implications for mantle layering and convection, Geology, 36, 283-286, 2008. See also commentary by C. Class: Hot arguments to cool off the plume debate, Geology, 36, 335-336, 2008.

Ivanov, A.V., Demonterova, E.I., Rasskazov, S.V., and Yasnygina, T.A., Low-Ti melts from the Southeastern Siberian Traps Large Igneous Province: Evidence for a water-rich mantle source? Journal of Earth System Science, 117, 1-21, 2008.

Owen, J.P., Geochemistry of lamprophyres from the Western Alps, Italy: implications for the origin of an enriched isotopic component in the Italian mantle, Cont. Min. Pet., 155, 341-362, 2007.

Pik, R., B. Marty, J. Carignan, G. Yirgu, and T. Ayalew, Timing of East African Rift development in southern Ethiopia: Implication for mantle plume activity and evolution of topography, Geology, 36, 167-170, 2008.

Huismans, R.S. and C. Beaumont, Complex rifted continental margins explained by dynamical models of depth-dependent lithospheric extension, Geology, 36, 163-166, 2008.

Yoshino, T., G. Manthilake, T. Matsuzaki & Tomoo Katsura, Dry mantle transition zone inferred from the conductivity of wadsleyite and ringwoodite, Nature, 451, 326-329, doi:10.1038/nature06427, 2007

Lay, T., J. Hernlund & B.A. Buffett, Core–mantle boundary heat flow, Nature Geoscience, 1, 25 - 32, 2008, doi:10.1038/ngeo.2007.44

Luguet, A., D G. Pearson, G.M. Nowell, S.T. Dreher, J.A. Coggon, Z.V. Spetsius, and S.W. Parman, Enriched Pt-Re-Os Isotope Systematics in Plume Lavas Explained by Metasomatic Sulfides, Science, 319, 453-456, 2008.

Perspectives article commenting: Meibom, A., The rise and fall of a great idea, Science, 319, 418-419, 2008

Got, J.-L., Monteiller, V., Monteux, J., Hassani, R. and Okubo, P., Deformation and rupture of the oceanic crust may control growth of Hawaiian volcanoes, Nature, 451, 453-456, 2008.

Albarede, F., Rogue mantle helium and neon, Science, 319, 943-945, 2008.

Giddings M.C., 2008, On the Process of Becoming a Great Scientist, PLoS Comput Biol 4(2): e33. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0040033.

Lithos

Links Between Ophiolites and LIPs in Earth History

Volume 100, Issues 1-4, Pages 1-324 (January 2008)
Edited by Yildirim Dilek and Richard Ernst

Champion, M.E.S., N.J. White, S.M. Jones, and J.P.B. Lovell, Quantifying transient mantle convective uplift: An example from the Faroe-Shetland basin, Tectonics, 27, TC1002, 2008.

Bosch, D., J. Blichert-Toft, F. Moynier, B.K. Nelson, P. Telouk, P.-Y. Gillot and F. Albarède, Pb, Hf and Nd isotope compositions of the two Réunion volcanoes (Indian Ocean): A tale of two small-scale mantle “blobs”, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 265, 748-768, 2008.

Cartigny, P., F. Pineau, C. Aubaud and M. Javoy, Towards a consistent mantle carbon flux estimate: Insights from volatile systematics (H2O/Ce, δD, CO2/Nb) in the North Atlantic mantle (14° N and 34° N), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 265, 672-685, 2008.

Class, C. and A.P. le Roex, Ce anomalies in Gough Island lavas — Trace element characteristics of a recycled sediment component, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 265, 475-486, 2008.

Qin, R. and W.R. Buck, Why meter-wide dikes at oceanic spreading centers, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 265, 466-474, 2008.

Tanaka, R., A. Makishima and E. Nakamura, Hawaiian double volcanic chain triggered by an episodic involvement of recycled material: Constraints from temporal Sr–Nd–Hf–Pb isotopic trend of the Loa-type volcanoes, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 265, 450-465, 2008.

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