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Valentine, G., and N. Hirano (2010), Mechanisms of low-flux intraplate volcanic fields--Basin and Range (North America) and northwest Pacific Ocean, Geology, 38, 55-58.

Chalot-Prat, F., Falloon, T.J., Green, D.H., Hibberson, W.O., An Experimental Study of Liquid Compositions in Equilibrium with Plagioclase-Spinel Lherzolite at Low Pressures (0·75GPa), J. Pet., 11, 2349-2376, 2010.

Valentine, G.A. & N. Hirano, Mechanisms of low-flux intraplate volcanic fields—Basin and Range (North America) and northwest Pacific Ocean, Geology, 38, 55–58, doi: 10.1130/G30427.1, 2010.

Radiogenic Isotopes in Geologic Processes

Rasskazov, Sergei V., Brandt, Sergei B., Brandt, Ivan S.

2010, XIV, 306 p. 125 illus., Hardcover, ISBN: 978-90-481-2998-0

Review of this book

Ritsema, J., A. Deuss, H. J. van Heijst and J. H. Woodhouse, S40RTS: a degree-40 shear-velocity model for the mantle from new Rayleigh wave dispersion, teleseismic traveltime and normal-mode splitting function measurements, Article first published online: 14 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04884.x

Sun, Daoyuan, D. Helmberger, Upper-mantle structures beneath USArray derived from waveform complexity, Geophys. J. Int., published online: 30 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04847.x

Schellart, W.P. 2010. Mount Etna–Iblean volcanism caused by rollback-induced upper mantle upwelling around the Ionian slab edge: An alternative to the plume model. Geology, 38, 691-694, doi: 10.1130/G31037.1.

Wanless, V. D., M. R. Perfit, W. I. Ridley, and E. Klein, Dacite Petrogenesis on Mid-Ocean Ridges: Evidence for Oceanic Crustal Melting and Assimilation, J. Pet., 51, 2377-2410, 2010; doi:10.1093/petrology/egq056.

Guillaume, Benjamin, Monica Moroni, Francesca Funiciello, Joseph Martinod, Claudio Faccenna, Mantle flow and dynamic topography associated with slab window opening: Insights from laboratory models, Tectonophysics, 496, 83-98, 2010.

Jackson, M.G.; Hart, S.R.; Konter, J.G.; Koppers, A.A.P.; Staudigel, H.; Kurz, M.D.; Blusztajn, J.; Sinton, J.M., Samoan hot spot track on a "hot spot highway": Implications for mantle plumes and a deep Samoan mantle source, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q12009

Singh, S.C., H. Carton, A. S. Chauhan, S. Androvandi, A. Davaille, J. Dyment, M. Cannat and N.D. Hananto, Extremely thin crust in the Indian Ocean possibly resulting from Plume–Ridge Interaction, Geophys. J. Int., 184, 29–42, 2010.

Adams, David C.; Humphreys, Eugene D., New constraints on the properties of the Yellowstone mantle plume from P and S wave attenuation tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B12, B12311, 2010.

Rosenbaum, Gideon; Regenauer-Lieb, Klaus; Weinberg, Roberto F., Interaction between mantle and crustal detachments: A nonlinear system controlling lithospheric extension, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B11, B11412, 2010.

Richard, G.C., H. Iwamori, D. Suetsugu, C. Bina, T. Inoue, D. Wiens, M. Jellinek, Stagnant slab, wet plumes and Cenozoic volcanism in East Asia Original Research Article, PEPI, 183, 280-287, 2010.

Doucelance, R., T. Hammouda, M. Moreira, J. C. Martins, Geochemical constraints on depth of origin of oceanic carbonatites: The Cape Verde case Original Research Article, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta., 74, 7261-7282 , 2010.

Hoernle, K., F. Hauff, P. van den Bogaard, R. Werner, N. Mortimer, J. Geldmacher, D. Garbe-Schönberg, B. Davy, Age and geochemistry of volcanic rocks from the Hikurangi and Manihiki oceanic Plateaus, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta., 74, 7196-7219, 2010.

Heron, P. J. &Lowman, J. P., Thermal response of the mantle following the formation of a "super-plate", Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, No. 22, L22302, 2010.

Wagner, Lara, Donald W. Forsyth, Matthew J. Fouch, David E. James, Detailed three-dimensional shear wave velocity structure of the northwestern United States from Rayleigh wave tomography, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 299, 273-284, 2010.

Anderson, D.L., Hawaii, Boundary Layers and Ambient Mantle—Geophysical Constraints, J. Pet., published online December 2, 2010, doi: 10.1093/petrology/egq068

Coltorti, Massimo, Costanza Bonadiman, Suzanne Y. O'Reilly, William L. Griffin, Norman J. Pearson, Buoyant ancient continental mantle embedded in oceanic lithosphere (Sal Island, Cape Verde Archipelago), Lithos,120, 223-233, 2010.

O'Reilly, Suzanne Y., W.L. Griffin, The continental lithosphere–asthenosphere boundary: Can we sample it?, Lithos, 120, 1-13, 2010.

Wood, B. J., A. N. Halliday and M. Rehkämper, Volatile accretion history of the Earth, Nature, 467, E6, 2010.

Silveira, G., L. Vinnik, E. Stutzmann, V. Farra, S. Kiselev, I. Morais, Stratification of the Earth beneath the Azores from P and S receiver functions, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 299, 91-103, 2010.

Dziewonski, A.M., Vedran Lekic, Barbara A. Romanowicz, Mantle Anchor Structure: An argument for bottom up tectonics, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 299, 69-79, 2010.

Day, James M.D., D. Graham Pearson, Colin G. Macpherson, David Lowry, Juan Carlos Carracedo, Evidence for distinct proportions of subducted oceanic crust and lithosphere in HIMU-type mantle beneath El Hierro and La Palma, Canary Islands, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 6565-6589, 2010.

Green, Harry W. II, Wang-Ping Chen & Michael R. Brudzinski, Seismic evidence of negligible water carried below 400-km depth in subducting lithosphere, Nature, 467, 828–831, doi:10.1038/nature09401 | Supplementary material

John, Timm, Graham D. Layne, Karsten M. Haase, Jaime D. Barnes, Chlorine isotope evidence for crustal recycling into the Earth's mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 298, 175-182, 2010.

Georgen, Jennifer E., Ravi D. Sankar, Effects of ridge geometry on mantle dynamics in an oceanic triple junction region: Implications for the Azores Plateau, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 298, 23-34, 2010.

Tokam, Alain-Pierre K., Charles T. Tabod, Andrew A. Nyblade, Jordi Julià, Douglas A. Wiens and Michael E. Pasyanos, Structure of the crust beneath Cameroon, West Africa, from the joint inversion of Rayleigh wave group velocities and receiver functions, Geophys. J. Int., 183, 1061–1076, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04776.x, 2010.

Rollinson, H., Coupled evolution of Archean continental crust and subcontinental lithospheric mantle, Geology, 38, 1083-1086, 2010; doi: 10.1130/G31159.1

Cañón-Tapia, E., 2010, Origin of Large Igneous Provinces: The importance of a definition, in Cañón-Tapia, E., and Szakács, A., eds., What Is a Volcano?: Geological Society of America Special Paper 470, p. 77–101, doi: 10.1130/2010.2470(06).

Adam, J. & T. Green, Trace element partitioning between mica- and amphibole-bearing garnet lherzolite and hydrous basanitic melt: 2. Tasmanian Cainozoic basalts and the origins of intraplate basaltic magmas, Contrib. Min. Pet., DOI 10.1007/s00410-010-0570-7, 2010.

Zhang, Chao, Changqian Ma, Francois Holtz, Origin of high-Mg adakitic magmatic enclaves from the Meichuan pluton, southern Dabie orogen (central China): Implications for delamination of the lower continental crust and melt-mantle interaction, Lithos, 119, 467-484, 2010.

Aulinas, M., D. Gimeno, J.L. Fernandez-Turiel, L. Font, F.J. Perez-Torrado, A. Rodriguez-Gonzalez, G.M. Nowell, Small-scale mantle heterogeneity on the source of the Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) Pliocene–Quaternary magmas, Lithos, 119, 377-392, 2010.

Prelevic, D., A. Stracke, S.F. Foley, R.L. Romer, S. Conticelli, Hf isotope compositions of Mediterranean lamproites: Mixing of melts from asthenosphere and crustally contaminated mantle lithosphere, Lithos, 119, 297-312, 2010.

Yuan, Chao, Min Sun, Simon Wilde, Wenjiao Xiao, Yigang Xu, Xiaoping Long, Guochun Zhao, Post-collisional plutons in the Balikun area, East Chinese Tianshan: Evolving magmatism in response to extension and slab break-off, Lithos, 119, 269-288, 2010.

Staby, E., C. Breitkreuz, J. Zaba, J.. Domanska-Siuda, K. Gaidzik, K. Falenty, A. Falenty, Magma generation in an alternating transtensional–transpressional regime, the Kraków–Lubliniec Fault Zone, Poland, Lithos, 119, 251-268, 2010.

Bull, A.L., A.K. McNamara, T.W. Becker, J. Ritsema, Global scale models of the mantle flow field predicted by synthetic tomography models, PEPI, 182, 129-138, 2010.

Bortoluzzi, G., M. Ligi, C. Romagnoli, L. Cocchi, D. Casalbore, T. Sgroi, M. Cuffaro, F. Caratori Tontini, F. D'Oriano, V. Ferrante, A. Remia and F. Riminucci, Interactions between volcanism and tectonics in the western Aeolian sector, southern Tyrrhenian Sea, Geophys. J. Int., 183, 64–78, 2010.

Ridley, V.A.; Richards, M.A., Deep crustal structure beneath large igneous provinces and the petrologic evolution of flood basalts, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q09006, 2010.

Bryan, S.E. I. Ukstins Peate, D.W. Peate, S. Self, D.A. Jerram, M.R. Mawby, J.S. Marsh, J.A. Miller, The largest volcanic eruptions on Earth Review Article, Earth-Science Reviews, 102, 207-229, 2010.

Gerbode, C. and R. Dasgupta, Carbonate-fluxed Melting of MORB-like Pyroxenite at 2.9 GPa and Genesis of HIMU Ocean Island Basalts, J. Petrology, 51, 2067-2088, 2010; doi:10.1093/petrology/egq049

Thiede, D.S. & Vasconcelos, P.M., Paraná flood basalts: Rapid extrusion hypothesis confirmed by new 40Ar/39Ar results, Geology, 38, 747–750, 2010, doi: 10.1130/G30919.1

Fiquet,G., A.L. Auzende, J. Siebert, A. Corgne, H. Bureau, H. Ozawa, G. Garbarino, Melting of Peridotite to 140 Gigapascals, Nature, 329. 1516 - 1518, 2010, DOI: 10.1126/science.1192448.

Reusch, A.M., A.A. Nyblade, D.A. Wiens, P.J. Shore, B. Ateba, C.T. Tabod, and J.M. Nnange, Upper mantle structure beneath Cameroon from body wave tomography and the origin of the Cameroon Volcanic Line, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q10W07, doi:10.1029/2010GC003200.


Volume 119, Issues 1-2, pp 1-162, 2010

The Emeishan large igneous province: Advances in the stratigraphic correlations and petrogenetic and metallogenic models

Eds: J.G. Shellnut, Mei-Fu Zhou, Sun-Lin Chung and P. Sorjonen-Ward

Leahy, G.M., J.A. Collins, C.J. Wolfe, G. Laske and S.C. Solomon, Underplating of the Hawaiian Swell: evidence from teleseismic receiver functions, Geophys. J. Int., 183, 313–329, 2010, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04720.x

Green, D.H., W.O. Hibberson, I. Kovacs, & A. Rosenthal, Water and its influence on the lithosphere–
asthenosphere boundary, Nature, 467, 448-452, 2010, doi:10.1038/nature09369.
Click here for supplementary material.

Heinonen, J.S., R.W. Carlson, A.V. Luttinen, Isotopic (Sr, Nd, Pb, and Os) composition of highly magnesian dikes of Vestfjella, western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica: A key to the origins of the Jurassic Karoo large igneous province?, Chemical Geology, 277, 227–244, 2010.

Bryan, S.E., I. Ukstins Peate, D.W. Peate, S. Self, D.A. Jerram, M.R. Mawby, J.S. Marsh, J.A. Miller, The largest volcanic eruptions on Earth, Earth-Science Rev., 102, 207–229, 2010.

Day, J.M.D., D.G. Pearson, C.G. Macpherson, D. Lowry, J.C. Carracedo, Evidence for distinct proportions of subducted oceanic crust and lithosphere in HIMU-type mantle beneath El Hierro and La Palma, Canary Islands, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta., in press, 2010.

Faccennaa, C., T.W. Beckerb, S. Lallemandc, Y. Lagabriellec, F. Funiciellod and C. Piromallo, Subduction-triggered magmatic pulses: A new class of plumes?, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 54-68, 2010.

Burdick, S., R.D. van der Hilst, F.L. Vernon, V. Martynov, T. Cox, J. Eakins, G.H. Karasu, J. Tylell, L. Astiz, and G.L. Pavlis, Model Update January 2010: Upper Mantle Heterogeneity beneath North America from Traveltime Tomography with Global and USArray Transportable Array Data, Seismol. Res. Lett., 81, 689-693; DOI: 10.1785/gssrl.81.5.689, 2010.

Willbold, M., A. Stracke, Formation of enriched mantle components by recycling of upper and lower continental crust, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 297, 188-197, 2010.

Smirnov, A.V., J.A. Tarduno, Co-location of eruption sites of the Siberian Traps and North Atlantic Igneous Province: Implications for the nature of hotspots and mantle plumes, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 297, 687-690, 2010.

Schmandt, B., E. Humphreys, Complex subduction and small-scale convection revealed by body-wave tomography of the western United States upper mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 297, 435-445, 2010.

Yuan, Huaiyu and B. Romanowicz, Lithospheric layering in the North American craton, Nature, 466, 1063–1068, doi:10.1038/nature09332, 2010.

Editor's summary

Kawai, Kenji, R.J. Geller, The vertical flow in the lowermost mantle beneath the Pacific from inversion of seismic waveforms for anisotropic structure, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.,297, 190-198, 2010.

Darling, J.R., C.J. Hawkesworth, C.D. Storey, P.C. Lightfoot, Shallow impact: Isotopic insights into crustal contributions to the Sudbury impact melt sheet, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta., 74, 5680-5696, 2010.

Jackson, M.G., R.W. Carlson, M.D. Kurz, P.D. Kempton, D. Francis & J. Blusztajn, Evidence for the survival of the oldest terrestrial mantle reservoir, Nature, 466, 853–856, 2010.

News & Views by D. Graham

Kuzmin, M.I., V.V. Yarmolyuk, V.A. Kravchinsky, Phanerozoic hot spot traces and paleogeographic reconstructions of the Siberian continent based on interaction with the African large low shear velocity province, Earth-Science Reviews, 102, 29-59, 2010.

Barry, T. L.; Self, S.; Kelley, S. P., Reidel, S., Hooper, P.R. and Widdowson, M., New 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Grande Ronde lavas, Columbia River Basalts, USA: Implications for duration of flood basalt eruption episodes. Lithos,118, 213-222, 2010.

Hooper, P.R., and Widdowson, M., and Kelley, S.P., Tectonic setting and timing of the final Deccan Flood Basalt eruptions, Geology, 38, 839-842, 2010.

Sun, Y., Lai, X., Wignall, P.B., Widdowson, M., Jason R. Ali, J.R., Jiang, H., Wang, W., Yan, C., P.G. Bond, D.P.G., and Védrine, S., Dating the onset and nature of the Middle Permian Emeishan large igneous province eruptions in SW China using conodont biostratigraphy, and its bearing on mantle plume uplift models, Lithos (in press), 2010.

Heinonen, J.S., Luttinen, A.V., Mineral chemical evidence for extremely magnesian subalkaline melts from the Antarctic extension of the Karoo large igneous province, Min. Pet., 99, 201-217, 2010.

Obrebski, M.; Allen, R.M.; Xue, Mei; Hung, Shu-Huei, Slab-plume interaction beneath the Pacific Northwest, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, No. 14, L14305, 2010.

Wilson, D.J., C. Peirce, A. B. Watts, I. Grevemeyer, A. Krabbenhoeft, Uplift at lithospheric swells—I: seismic and gravity constraints on the crust and uppermost mantle structure of the Cape Verde mid-plate swell, Geophys. J. Int., 182,DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04641.x, 2010.

Corti, G., G. Ranalli, G. Mulugeta, A. Agostini, F. Sani, A. Zugu, Control of the rheological structure of the lithosphere on the inward migration of tectonic activity during continental rifting, Tectonophysics, 490, 141-312, 2010.

Xue, Mei; Allen, R.M., Mantle structure beneath the western United States and its implications for convection processes, J. Geophys. Res., 115, No. B7, B07303, 2010.

Barry, T.L., S. Self, S.P. Kelley, S. Reidel, P. Hooper, M. Widdowson, New 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Grande Ronde lavas, Columbia River Basalts, USA: Implications for duration of flood basalt eruption episodes, Lithos, 118, 213-222, 2010.

Rogers, N.W., M.K. Davies, I.J. Parkinson, G. Yirgu, Osmium isotopes and Fe/Mn ratios in Ti-rich picritic basalts from the Ethiopian flood basalt province: No evidence for core contribution to the Afar plume, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 296, 413-422, 2010.

Paulick, H., C. Münker, S. Schuth, The influence of small-scale mantle heterogeneities on Mid-Ocean Ridge volcanism: Evidence from the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (7°30′S to 11°30′S) and Ascension Island, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 296, 299-310, 2010.

Torsvik, T.H., K. Burke, B. Steinberger, S.J. webb & L.D. Ashwal, Diamonds sampled by plumes from the core–mantle boundary, Nature, 466, 352–355, doi:10.1038/nature09216, 2010.

News & Views by D.A.D. Evans

Comment in Science

Yamasaki, Tadashi & Laurent Gernigon, Redistribution of the lithosphere deformation by the emplacement of underplated mafic bodies: implications for microcontinent formation, J. Geol. Soc., London, 167, 1-11, 2010 doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-027.

Faccenna, C. & T.W. Becker, Shaping mobile belts by small-scale convection, Nature, 465, 602-605, 2010, doi:10.1038/nature09064. For editor's summary click here. For News & Views article, click here.

Kerr, R.A., Another Quarry Sighted in the Great Mantle Plume Hunt?, Science, 328, 5986, 2010.

Garcia, M.O., L. Swinnard, D. Weis, A.R. Greene, T. Tagami, H. Sano, and C.E. Gandy, Petrology, Geochemistry and Geochronology of Kaua'i Lavas over 4.5 Myr: Implications for the Origin of Rejuvenated Volcanism and the Evolution of the Hawaiian Plume, J. Pet., 51, 1507-1540, 2010.; doi:10.1093/petrology/egq027.

Peate, D.W., K. Breddam, J.A. Baker, M.D. Kurz, A.K. Barker, T. Prestvik, N. Grassineau, and A.C. Skovgaard, Compositional Characteristics and Spatial Distribution of Enriched Icelandic Mantle Components, J. Pet., 51, 1447-1475, 2010; doi:10.1093/petrology/egq025.

Armitage, J.J., J.S. Collier and T.A. Minshull, The importance of rift history for volcanic margin formation, Nature, 465, 913-917, 2010. doi:10.1038/nature09063 – see also Editors summary

Yoshino, Takashi, Mickael Laumonier, Elizabeth McIsaac, Tomoo Katsura, Electrical conductivity of basaltic and carbonatite melt-bearing peridotites at high pressures: Implications for melt distribution and melt fraction in the upper mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 295, 593-602, 2010.

Barker, A.K., P.M. Holm, D.W. Peate & J.A. Baker, A 5 million year record of compositional variations in mantle sources to magmatism on Santiago, southern Cape Verde archipelago, Cont. Min. Pet., 160, 133-154, 2010, DOI 10.1007/s00410-009-0470-x

Zhang, Hongfei, Nigel Harris, Liang Guo & Wangchun Xu, The significance of Cenozoic magmatism from the western margin of the eastern syntaxis, southeast Tibet, Cont. Min. Pet., 160, 83 - 98, 2010, 10.1007/s00410-009-0467-5

Davis, A.S., D.A. Clague, J.B. Paduan, B.L. Cousens, J. Huard, Origin of volcanic seamounts at the continental margin of California related to changes in plate margins, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 11, Q05006, 28 pp, 2010.

Armienti, P. & D. Gasperini, Isotopic evidence for chaotic imprint in upper mantle heterogeneity, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 11, Q0AC02, 2010.

Fezaa, N., J.-P. Liégeois, N. Abdallah, E. H. Cherfouh, B. De Waele, O. Bruguier, A. Ouabadi, Late Ediacaran geological evolution (575–555 Ma) of the Djanet Terrane, Eastern Hoggar, Algeria, evidence for a Murzukian intracontinental episode, Precambrian Research, in press, 2010.

Ammann, M.W., J.P. Brodholt, J. Wookey and D.P. Dobson, First-principles constraints on diffusion in lower-mantle minerals and a weak D′′ layer, Nature, 465, 462-465, 2010.

Morra, G., D.A. Yuen, L. Boschi, P. Chatelain, P. Koumoutsakos, P.J. Tackley, The fate of the slabs interacting with a density/viscosity hill in the mid-mantle, PEPI, 180, 271-282, 2010.

Hirose, K., T. Lay, D. Yuen, Transport properties of the lower mantle, PEPI, 180, 109-110, 2010.

Farnetani, C.G., A.W. Hofmann, Dynamics and internal structure of the Hawaiian plume, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 295, 231-240, 2010.

Litasov, K. and E. Ohtani, The solidus of carbonated eclogite in the system CaO–Al2O3–MgO–SiO2–Na2O–CO2 to 32 GPa and carbonatite liquid in the deep mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 295, 115-126, 2010.

Schmandt, B.; Humphreys, E., Seismic heterogeneity and small-scale convection in the southern California upper mantle, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q05004, 2010.

Rooney, T.O., Geochemical evidence of lithospheric thinning in the southern Main Ethiopian Rift, Lithos, 117, 33-48, 2010.

Leroy, S., E. d'Acremont, C. Tiberi, C. Basuyau, J. Autin, F. Lucazeau, H. Sloan, Recent off-axis volcanism in the eastern Gulf of Aden: Implications for plume–ridge interaction, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 293, 140-153, 2010.

Smrekar, S.E., E.R. Stofan, N. Mueller, A. Treiman, L. Elkins-Tanton, J. Helbert, G. Piccioni, P. Drossart, Recent Hotspot Volcanism on Venus from VIRTIS Emissivity Data, Science, 328, 605-608, 2010.

Salters, V.J.M., A. Sachi-Kocher, An ancient metasomatic source for the Walvis Ridge basalts, Chemical Geology, 273, 151-167, 2010.

Adam, C., Yoshida, M., Isse, T., Suetsugu, D., Fukao, Y., Barruol, G., South Pacific hotspot swells dynamically supported by mantle flows, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L08302, 2010.

Frezzotti, M.L., S. Ferrando, A. Peccerillo, M. Petrelli, F. Tecce & A. Perucchi, Chlorine-rich metasomatic H2O–CO2 fluids in amphibole-bearing peridotites from Injibara (Lake Tana region, Ethiopian plateau): Nature and evolution of volatiles in the mantle of a region of continental flood basalts, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 74, 3023-3039, 2010.

Beutel, E., J. van Wijk, C. Ebinger, D. Keir, A. Agostini, Formation and stability of magmatic segments in the Main Ethiopian and Afar rifts, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 293, 225-235, 2010.

DeMets, C., R.G. Gordon and D.F. Argus, Geologically current plate motions, Geophys. J. Int., 181, 1–80, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04491.x, 2010.

Bull, J.M., C. DeMets, K.S. Krishna, D.J. Sanderson, and S. Merkouriev, Reconciling plate kinematic and seismic estimates of lithospheric convergence in the central Indian Ocean, Geology, 38, 307–310; doi: 10.1130/G30521.1, 2010.

Bowin, C., Plate tectonics conserves angular momentum, eEarth, 5, 1–20, 2010.

Adam, C. & V. Vidal, Mantle Flow Drives the Subsidence of Oceanic Plates, Science, 328, 83-85, 2010.

Pilet, S., P. Ulmer & S.l Villiger, Liquid line of descent of a basanitic liquid at 1.5 Gpa: constraints on the formation of metasomatic veins, Cont. Min. Pet., 159, 621 - 643, 2010.

White, W.M., Oceanic island basalts and mantle plumes: The geochemical perspective, Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 38, 133–60, 2010.

Zeng, Gang, Li-Hui Chen, Xi-Sheng Xu, Shao-Yong Jiang, A.W. Hofmann, Carbonated mantle sources for Cenozoic intra-plate alkaline basalts in Shandong, North China, Chemical Geology, 273, 35-45, 2010.

Bardintzef, J.-M., J.-P. Liégeois, B. Bonin, H. Bellon, G. Rasamimanana, Madagascar volcanic provinces linked to the Gondwana break-up: Geochemical and isotopic evidences for contrasting mantle sources, Gondwana Research, in press.

Hey, R., F. Martinez, Á. Höskuldsson, Á. Benediktsdóttir, Propagating rift model for the V-shaped ridges south of Iceland, Geochem. Geophys,. Geosys., 11, 24 pp, Q03011, doi:10.1029/2009GC002865, 2010.

Goodenough, K.M., R.J. Thomas, B. De Waele, R.M. Key, D.I. Schofield, W. Bauer, R.D. Tucker, J.-M. Rafahatelo, M. Rabarimanana, A.V. Ralison, T. Randriamananjara, Post-collisional magmatism in the central East African Orogen: The Maevarano Suite of north Madagascar, Lithos, 116, 18-34, 2010.

Julian, B.R. & J.R. Evans, On Possible Plume-Guided Seismic Waves, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 100, 497-508; DOI: 10.1785/0120080039, 2010.

Hirschmann, M.M., Partial melt in the oceanic low velocity zone, PEPI, 179, 60-71, 2010.

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