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Nichols, Alexander R. L., Christoph Beier, Philipp A. Brandl, David M. Buchs and Stefan H. Krumm, Geochemistry of volcanic glasses from the Louisville Seamount Trail (IODP Expedition 330): Implications for eruption environments and mantle melting, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15, 1718–1738.

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Magmas Trapped at the Continental Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary

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A global layer of incipient melt in the asthenosphere? Clues from electrical conductivity

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Missing Pb, High 3He/4He, Ancient Sulfides and Continent Formation

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Discussion of Dehydration Melting


Recycled oceanic crust in the source of 90-40 Ma basalts in N & NE China

Yi-Gang Xu


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Rift-induced gravitational unloading: A mechanism for the formation of off-rift volcanoes in continental rift zones

F. Maccaferri, E. Rivalta, D. Keir & V. Acocella


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Special issue in honor of Prof. Rex Pride

Deadline for submission of the papers: 31.10.2014

For further details, email Associate Editor, Prof. L.G. Gwalani


Effects of lithospheric yield stresses and mantle-heating modes on Pangea breakup

Masaki Yoshida


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Anatomy of Rifting: Tectonics and Magmatism in Continental Rifts, Oceanic Spreading Centers, and Transforms

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Dear WM, It is curious that the same tomographic features have been interpreted in completely different ways. Faster than average seismic wave-speeds in the TZ have been considered to indicate ancient subducted slabs (Piromallo & Morelli, 2003; Handy et al., 2010). The same features, on the other hand, have also been interpreted as a volatile-free mantle plume head trapped in the TZ (Lavecchia & Bell, 2012; Bell et al., 2013).– Michele Lustrino


Dear WM, Interesting article in the most recent Economist publicising a Nobel laureate’s jaundiced views on “luxury journals” (Science, Nature and Cell). Seems like the groundswell of discontent is growing.–Andy Moore

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