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Papers pivotal to the inception, evolution and criticism of the plume hypothesis

Abouchami, W., A.W. Hofmann, S.J.G. Galer, F.A. Frey, J. Eisele, M. Feigenson, Lead isotopes reveal bilateral asymmetry and vertical continuity in the Hawaiian mantle plume, Nature, 434, 851-856, 2005. Click here for supplement.

Allegre, C.J., and D.L. Turcotte, Geodynamic mixing in the mesosphere boundary layer and the origin of oceanic islands, Geophys. Res. Lett., 12, 207-210, 1985.

Anderson, D.L., Chemical plumes in the mantle, Bull. seismol. Soc. Am., 86, 1593-1600, 1975.

Anderson, D.L., Hotspots, basalts, and the evolution of the mantle, Science, 213, 82-89, 1981.

Anderson, D.L., Rise of deep diapirs, Geology, 9, 7-9, 1981.

Anderson, D.L., Superplumes or supercontinents, Geology, 22, 39-42, 1994.

Anderson, D.L., Lithosphere, asthenosphere and perisphere, Rev. Geophys., 33, 125-149., 1995.

Anderson, D.L., Enriched asthenosphere and depleted plumes, Int. Geol. Rev., 38, 1-21, 1996.

Anderson, D.L., The helium paradoxes, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 95, 4822-4827, 1998.

Anderson, D.L., A model to explain the various paradoxes associated with mantle noble gas geochemistry, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 95, 9087-9092, 1998.

Anderson, D.L., The thermal state of the upper mantle; No role for mantle plumes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 3623-3626, 2000.

Anderson, D.L., Top-down tectonics?, Science, 293, 2016-2018, 2001.

Atwater, T., Implications of plate tectonics for the Cenozoic tectonic evolution of western North America, Bull. Geol. Soc. Am., 81, 3513-3536, 1970.

Beloussov, V.V., Basic Problems in Geotectonics, NY, McGraw Hill (1st Russian edition, 1956), 1962.

Bina, C., and G. Helffrich, Phase transition Clapeyron slopes and transition zone seismic discontinuity topography, J. geophys. Res., 99, 15,853-15,860, 1994.

Burke, K.C., and J.T. Wilson, Hot spots on the Earth's surface, J. geophys. Res., 93, 7690-7708, 1976.

Campbell, I.H., and R.W. Griffiths, Implications of mantle plume structure for the evolution of flood basalts, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 99, 79-93, 1990.

Campbell, I.H., and R.W. Griffiths, The evolution of the mantle's chemical structure, Lithos, 30, 389-399, 1993.

Cazenave, A., Thermal cooling of the oceanic lithosphere - new constraints from geoid height data, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 70, 395-406, 1984.

Chase, C.G., Oceanic island lead: two-stage histories and mantle evolution, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 52, 277-284, 1981.

Clague, D.A., and G.B. Dalrymple, The Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic chain, in Volcanism in Hawaii, edited by R.W. Decker, T.L. Wright, and  P.H. Stauffer, pp. 5-54, 1987.

Clague, D.A., and G.B. Dalrymple, Tectonics, geochronology and origin of the Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic chain, in The Eastern Pacific Ocean and Hawaii, edited by E.L. Winterer, D.M. Hussong, and  R.W. Decker, pp. 188-217, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, 1989.

Coffin, M.F., and O. Eldholm, Large igneous provinces: crustal structure, dimensions and external consequences, Rev. Geophys., 32, 1-36, 1994.

Cordery, M.J., G.F. Davies, and I.H. Campbell, Genesis of flood basalts from eclogite-bearing mantle plumes, J. geophys. Res., 102, 20,179-20,197, 1997.

Craig, H., W.B. Clarke, and M.A. Beg, Excess 3He in deep water on the East Pacific rise, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 26, 125, 1975.

Crough, S.T., Hotspot swells, Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 11, 165-193, 1983.

Dalrymple, G.B. and D.A. Clague, The Hawaiian-Emperor volcanic chain: Geologic evolution, in Volcanism in Hawaii, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1350, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, 5-54, 1987.

Davies, G.F., Ocean bathymetry and mantle convection 1. Large-scale flow and hotspots, J. geophys. Res., 93, 10,467-10,480, 1988.

Davies, G.F., Mantle plumes, mantle stirring and hotspot chemistry, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 99, 94-109, 1990.

Davies, G.F., Cooling the core and mantle by plume and plate flows, Geophys. J. Int., 115, 132-146, 1993.

Davies, G.F., Penetration of plates and plumes through the mantle transition zone, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 133, 507-516, 1995.

Davies, G.F., Geophysically constrained mantle mass flows and the 40Ar budget: a degassed lower mantle?, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 166, 149-162, 1999.

Davies, G.F., and M.A. Richards, Mantle convection, J. Geol., 100, 151-206, 1992.

Decker, R.W., T.L. Wright and P.H. Stauffer, Volcanism in Hawaii, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1350, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, xiii+839 pp, 1987.

Duncan, R.A., and M.A. Richards, Hotspots, mantle plumes, flood basalts, and true polar wander, Rev. Geophys., 29, 31-50, 1991.

Elsasser, W.M., Convection and stress propagation in the upper mantle, in The Application of Modern Physics to The Earth and Planetary Interiors, edited by S.K. Runcorn, pp. 223-245, Wiley-Interscience, London, 1969.

Farnetani, C.G., Excess temperature of mantle plumes: the role of chemical stratification across D", Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 1583-1586, 1996.

Farnetani, C.G., and M.A. Richards, Numerical investigations of the mantle plume initiation model for flood basalt events, J. geophys. Res., 99, 13,813-13,833, 1994.

Favela, J., and D.L. Anderson, Extensional tectonics and global volcanism, in Editrice Compositori, edited by E. Boschi, G. Ekstrom, and  A. Morelli, pp. 463-498, Bologna, Italy, 1999.

Fleitout, L., and D.A. Yuen, Secondary convection and the growth of the oceanic lithosphere, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 36, 181-212, 1984.

Garfunkle, Z., Mantle flow and plate theory, Benchmark papers in geology 84, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, xiii+399 pp, 1985.

Grand, S.P., Mantle shear structure beneath the Americas and the surrounding oceans, J. geophys. Res., 99, 11,519-11,621, 1994.

Green, D.H., and T.J. Falloon, Pyrolite: A Ringwood concept and its current expression, in The Earth's Mantle: Composition, Structure and Evolution, edited by I.N.S. Jackson, pp. 311-378, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998.

Green, D.H., T.J. Falloon, S.M. Eggins, and G.M. Yaxley, Primary magmas and mantle temperatures, Eur. J. Min, 13, 437-451, 2001.

Griffiths, R.W., and I.H. Campbell, Stirring and structure in mantle plumes, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 99, 66-78, 1990.

Griffiths, R.W., and I.H. Campbell, On the dynamics of long-lived plume conduits in the convecting mantle, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 103, 214-227, 1991.

Griffiths, R.W., and M.A. Richards, The adjustment of mantle plumes to changes in plate motion, Geophys. Res. Lett., 16, 437-440, 1989.

Gurnis, M., Stirring and mixing in the mantle by plate-scale flow: large persistent blobs and long tendrils coexist, Geophys. Res. Lett., 91, 11,407-11,419, 1986.

Gurnis, M., and G.F. Davies, The effect of depth-dependent viscosity on convective mixing in the mantle and the possible survival of primitive mantle, Geophys. Res. Lett., 13, 541-544, 1986a.

Gurnis, M., and G.F. Davies, Mixing in numerical models of mantle convection incorporating plate kinematics, J. geophys. Res., 91, 6375-6395, 1986b.

Hanan, B.B., and D.W. Graham, Lead and helium isotope evidence from oceanic basalts for a common deep source of mantle plumes, Science, 272, 991-995, 1996.

Hart, S.R., E.H. Hauri, L.A. Oschmann, and J.A. Whitehead, Mantle plumes and entrainment: Isotopic evidence, Science, 256, 517-520, 1992.

Hauri, E.H., J.A. Whitehead, and S.R. Hart, Fluid dynamic and geochemical aspects of entrainment in mantle plumes, J. geophys. Res., 99, 24,275-24,300, 1994.

Hieronymus, C.F., and D. Bercovici, Discrete alternating hotspot islands formed by interaction of magma transport and lithospheric flexure, Nature, 397, 604-607, 1999.

Hill, R.I., Starting plumes and continental break-up, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 104, 398-416, 1991.

Hill, R.I., I.H. Campbell, G.F. Davies, and R.W. Williams, Mantle plumes and continental tectonics, Science, 256, 188-193, 1992.

Hofmann, A.W., Mantle geochemistry: the message from oceanic volcanism, Nature, 385, 219-229, 1997.

Hofmann, A.W., and W.M. White, Mantle plumes from ancient oceanic crust, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 57, 421-436, 1982.

Hooper, P.R., The timing of crustal extension and the eruption of continental flood basalts, Nature, 345, 246-249, 1990.

Iyer, H.M., J.R. Evans, G. Zandt, R.M. Stewart, J.M. Coakley, and J.N. Roloff, A deep low-velocity body under the Yellowstone caldera, Wyoming: Delineation using teleseismic P-wave residuals and tectonic interpretation: Summary, Bull. Geol. Soc. Am., 92, 792-798, 1981.

Jurdy, D.M., True polar wander, Tectonophysics, 74, 1-16, 1981.

Jurdy, D.M., and M. Stefanick, Models for the hotspot distribution, Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 1965-1968, 1990.

Kanasewich E.R., R.M. Ellis, C.H. Chapman and P.R. Gutowski, Teleseismic array evidence for inhomogeneities in the lower mantle and the origin of the Hawaiian islands, Nature, 239, 99, 1972.

Kanasewich E.R., R.M. Ellis, C.H. Chapman and P.R. Gutowski, Seismic array evidence of a core boundary source for the Hawaiian linear volcanic chain, J. Geophys. Res., 78, 1361-1371, 1973.

Kanasewich E.R., R.M. Ellis, C.H. Chapman and P.R. Gutowski, Reply. J. Geophys. Res., 80, 1920-1922, 1975.

Kanasewich E.R. and P.R. Gutowski, Detailed seismic analysis of a lateral mantle inhomogeneity, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 25, 379-384, 1975.

Katzman R., L. Zhao and T. Jordan, High-resolution, two-dimensional vertical tomography of the central Pacific using ScS reverberations and frequency-dependent travel times, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 17,933-17,971, 1998.

Kaula, W.M., Minimal upper mantle temperature variations consistent with observed heat flow and plate velocities, J. Geophys. Res., 88, 10,323-10,332, 1983

Kaula, W.M., Material properties for mantle convection consistent with observed surface fields, J. Geophys. Res., 85, 7031-7044, 1980.

King, S.D., and D.L. Anderson, Edge-driven convection, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 160, 289-296, 1998.

Loper, D.E., and F.W. Stacey, The dynamical and thermal structure of deep mantle plumes, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 33, 304-317, 1983.

McKenzie, D., and J. Bickle, The volume and composition of melt generated by extension of the lithosphere, J. Pet., 29, 625-679, 1988.

McKenzie, D.P., and R.K. O'Nions, Mantle reservoirs and ocean island basalts, Nature, 301, 229-231, 1983.

McKenzie, D.P., and R.K. O'Nions, The source regions of ocean island basalts, J. Petrol., 36, 133-159, 1995.

McNutt, M.K., Superswells, Rev. Geophys., 36, 311-344, 1998.

Menard, H.W., The Ocean of Truth, 353 pp., Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1986.

Molnar, P., and T. Atwater, Relative motion of hot spots in the mantle, Nature, 246, 288-291, 1973.

Molnar, P., and J.M. Stock, Relative motions of hotspots in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans since late Cretaceous time, Nature, 327, 587-591, 1987.

Morgan, J.P., W.J. Morgan, and E. Price, Hotspot melting generates both hotspot swell volcanism and a hotspot swell?, J. geophys. Res., 100, 8045-8062, 1995.

Morgan, W.J., Convection plumes in the lower mantle, Nature, 230, 42-43, 1971.

Morgan, W.J., Deep mantle convection plumes and plate motions, Bull. Am. Assoc. Pet. Geol., 56, 203-213, 1972.

Morgan, W.J., Hotspot tracks and the opening of the Atlantic and Indian oceans, in The Sea, edited by C. Emiliani, pp. 443-487, Wiley, New York, 1981.

Norman, M.D., and M.O. Garcia, Primitive magmas and source characteristics of the Hawaiian plume: petrologyand geochemistry of shield picrites, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 168, 27-44, 1999.

O'Hara, M.J., Is there an Icelandic mantle plume?, Nature, 253, 708-710, 1975.

Olson, P., and H.A. Singer, Creeping plumes, J. Fluid Mech., 158, 511-531, 1985.

Ozima, M., Noble gas state in the mantle, Rev. Geophys., 32, 405-426, 1994.

Porcelli, D., and G.J. Wasserburg, Mass transfer of helium, neon, argon and xenon through a steady-state upper mantle, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 59, 4921-4937, 1995.

Presnall, D. C. and C.E. Helsley, Diapirism of depleted peridotite - a model for the origin of hot spots, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 29, 148-160, 1982.

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Ramberg, H., Model studies in relation to intrusion of plutonic bodies, in Mechanism of Igneous Intrusion, edited by G. Newall and N. Rast, pp. 261-286, 1970.

Ramberg, H., Gravity, Deformation and the Earth's Crust, Academic Press, London, 1981.

Richards, M.A., and G.F. Davies, On the separation of relatively buoyant components from subducted lithosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 16, 831-834, 1989.

Richards, M.A., R.A. Duncan, and V.E. Courtillot, Flood basalts and hot-spot tracks: plume heads and tails, Science, 246, 103-107, 1989.

Richards, M.A., and R.W. Griffiths, Deflection of plumes by mantle shear flow: experimental results and a simple theory, Geophys. J., 94, 367-376, 1988.

Richards, M.A., and R.W. Griffiths, Thermal entrainment by deflected mantle plumes, Nature, 342, 900-902, 1989.

Richards, M.A., and B.H. Hager, Geoid anomalies in a dynamic earth, J. geophys. Res., 89, 5487-6002, 1984.

Richards, M.A., and B.H. Hager, Dynamically supported geoid highs over hotspots: Observations and theory, J. geophys. Res., 93, 7690-7708, 1988.

Richards, M.A., D.L. Jones, R.A. Duncan, and D.J. DePaolo, A mantle plume initiation model for the Wrangellia flood basalt and other oceanic plateaus, Science, 254, 263-267, 1991.

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Ringwood, A.E., Phase transformations and their bearing on the constitution and dynamics of the mantle, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 55, 2083-2110, 1991.

Ringwood, A.E., and T. Irifune, Nature of the 650-km discontinuity: implications for mantle dynamics and differentiation, Nature, 331, 131-136, 1988.

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Sandwell, D.T., and M.L. Renkin, Compensation of swells and plateaus in the north Pacific: no direct evidence for mantle convection, J. geophys. Res., 93, 2775-2783, 1988.

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