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Niu, Y.L., Z.D. Zhao, D.C. Zhu & X.X. Mo, 2013. Continental collision zones are primary sites for net continental crust growth – A testable hypothesis, Earth-Science Reviews, 127, 96-110.

Chun-Feng Li, Jian Wang, Jian Lin, and Tingting Wang (2013), Thermal evolution of the North Atlantic lithosphere: New constraints from magnetic anomaly inversion with a fractal magnetization model, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 5078–5105,

Kosarev, G.L., S.I. Oreshin, L.P. Vinnik, S.G. Kiselev, R.S. Dattatrayam, G. Suresh, P.R. Baidya, 2013.
Heterogeneous lithosphere and the underlying mantle of the Indian subcontinent. Tectonophysics, 592, 175-186

van den Bogaard, P., The origin of the Canary Island Seamount Province - New ages of old seamounts, Scientific Reports, 3: 2107, 1-7, DOI: 10.1038/srep02107, 2013.

New GSA Special Paper

The Columbia River Flood Basalt Province

Eds: S.P. Reidel, V.E. Camp, M.E. Ross, J. A. Wolff, B.S. Martin, T. L. Tolan & R.E. Wells

de Boorder, Hugo, The Central European, Tarim and Siberian Large Igneous Provinces, Late Palaeozoic orogeny and coeval metallogeny, Global Tectonics and Metallogeny, Published online November 2013

Stern, T., G. Houseman, M. Salmon, L. Evans, Instability of a lithospheric step beneath western Northy Island, New Zealand, Geology, 41, 423-426, 2013.

Schildgen, T.F., C. Yildirim, D. Cosentino, M.R. Strecker, Linking slab break-off, Hellenic trench retreat, and uplift of the Central and Eastern Anatolian plateau, Earth-Science Reviews, 128, 147-168, 2013.

Merle, Renaud, Andrea Marzoli, Laurie Reisberg, Hervé Bertrand, Alexander Nemchin, Massimo Chiaradia, Sara Callegaro, Fred Jourdan, Giuliano Bellieni, Dan Kontak, John Puffer, and J. Gregory McHone, Sr, Nd, Pb and Os Isotope Systematics of CAMP Tholeiites from Eastern North America (ENA): Evidence of a Subduction-enriched Mantle Source, J. Petrology, 55, 133-180, 2013.

Jones, S.M., B.J. Murton, J.G. Fitton, N.J. White, J. Maclennan, R.L. Walters, A joint geochemical–geophysical record of time-dependent mantle convection south of Iceland, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 386, 86-97, 2013.

Cañón-Tapia, E., Volcanic eruption triggers: A hierarchical classification,Earth-Science Reviews, available online 7 December 2013.

Gillis, Kathryn M., Primitive layered gabbros from fast-spreading lower oceanic crust, Nature, doi:10.1038/nature12778, Published online 01 December 2013.

O'Connor, John M., Bernhard Steinberger, Marcel Regelous, Anthony A. P. Koppers, Jan R. Wijbrans, Karsten M. Haase, Peter Stoffers, Wilfried Jokat and Dieter Garbe-Schönberg, Constraints on past plate and mantle motion from new ages for the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 4564–4584, article first published online: 4 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20267

Vidito, Christopher, Claude Herzberg, Esteban Gazel, Dennis Geist and Karen Harpp, Lithological structure of the Galápagos Plume, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 4214–4240, rticle first published online: 15 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20270

Loewen, Matthew W., Robert A. Duncan, Adam J. R. Kent and Kyle Krawl, Prolonged plume volcanism in the Caribbean Large Igneous Province: New insights from Curaçao and Haiti, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 4241–4259, article first published online: 16 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20273

Husen, Anika, Renat R. Almeev, François Holtz, Jürgen Koepke, Takashi Sano and Kurt Mengel, Geothermobarometry of basaltic glasses from the Tamu Massif, Shatsky Rise oceanic plateau, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 3908–3928, article first published online: 1 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20231

Zhu, Bei, Zhaojie Guo, Runchao Liu, Dongdong Liu, Wei Du, No pre-eruptive uplift in the Emeishan large igneous province: New evidences from its ‘inner zone’, Dali area, Southwest China, available online 28 November 2013.

Sakamaki, Tatsuya, Akio Suzuki, Eiji Ohtani, Hidenori Terasaki, Satoru Urakawa, Yoshinori Katayama, Ken-ichi Funakoshi, Yanbin Wang, John W. Hernlund & Maxim D. Ballmer, Ponded melt at the boundary between the lithosphere and asthenosphere, Nature Geoscience, 6, 1041 - 1044, 2013.

Ackerman, Lukás, Petr Spacek, Tomás Magna, JaromÍr Ulrych, Martin Svojtka,, Ernst Hegner, and Kadosa Balogh, Alkaline and Carbonate-rich Melt Metasomatism and Melting of Subcontinental Lithospheric Mantle: Evidence from Mantle Xenoliths, NE Bavaria, Bohemian Massif, J. Pet., 54, 2597-2633, 2013.

Callegaro, Sara, Cedric Rapaille, Andrea Marzoli, Hervé Bertrand, Massimo Chiaradia, Laurie Reisberg, Giuliano Bellieni, Línia Martins, José Madeira, João Mata, Nassrrdine Youbi, Angelo De Min, Maria Rosário Azevedo, Mohamed Khalil Bensalah, Enriched mantle source for the Central Atlantic magmatic provin new supporting evidence from southwestern Europe, Lithos, in press.

Prelevic, Dejan and Ioan Seghedi, Eds., Magmatic response to the post-accretionary orogenesis within Alpine–Himalayan belt, Lithos, 180–181, 1-278, 2013.

Mallik, A. & R. Dasgupta, Reactive Infiltration of MORB-Eclogite-Derived Carbonated Silicate Melt into Fertile Peridotite at 3GPa and Genesis of Alkalic Magmas, J. Pet., 54, 2267-2300, 2013.

Souche, Alban, Sergei Medvedev, Torgeir B. Andersen, Marcin Dabrowski, Shear heating in extensional detachments: Implications for the thermal history of the Devonian basins of W Norway, Tectonophysics, 608, 1073-1085, 2013.

Martinez-Arevalo, Carmen, Flor de Lis Mancilla, George Helffrich, Alicia Garcia, Seismic evidence of a regional sublithospheric low velocity layer beneath the Canary Islands, Tectonophysics, 608, 586-599, 2013.

Neves, M.C., J.M. Miranda, J.F. Luis, The role of lithospheric processes on the development of linear volcanic ridges in the Azores, Tectonophysics, 608, 376-388, 2013.

Jackson, Colin R.M., Stephen W. Parman, Simon P. Kelley, Reid F. Cooper, Constraints on light noble gas partitioning at the conditions of spinel-peridotite melting, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 384,178-187, 2013.

Porritt, Robert W., Richard M. Allen, Fred F. Pollitz, Seismic imaging east of the Rocky Mountains with USArray, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., Available online 11 November 2013.

Sakuyama, Tetsuya, Wei Tian, Jun-Ichi Kimura, Yoshio Fukao, Yuka Hirahara, Toshiro Takahashi, Ryoko Senda, Qing Chang, Takashi Miyazaki, Masayuki Obayashi, Hiroshi Kawabata, Yoshiyuki Tatsumi, Melting of dehydrated oceanic crust from the stagnant slab and of the hydrated mantle transition zone: Constraints from Cenozoic alkaline basalts in eastern China, Chemical Geology, 359, 32-48, 2013.

Bertrand, Hervé, Michel Fornari, Andrea Marzoli, Raúl García-Duarte, Thierry Sempere, The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province extends into Bolivia, Lithos, Available online 30 October 2013

Bouhifd, M. A., Andrew P. Jephcoat, Veronika S. Heber & Simon P. Kelley, Helium in Earth’s early core, Nature Geoscience 6, 982–986, 2013, doi:10.1038/ngeo1959

Sager, William W., Jinchang Zhang, Jun Korenaga, Takashi Sano, Anthony A. P. Koppers, Mike Widdowson & John J. Mahoney, An immense shield volcano within the Shatsky Rise oceanic plateau, northwest Pacific Ocean, Nature Geoscience 6, 976–981, 2013, doi:10.1038/ngeo1934

Keir, Derek, Ian D. Bastow, Carolina Pagli, Emma L. Chambers, The development of extension and magmatism in the Red Sea rift of Afar, Tectonophysics, 607, 98-114, 2013.

Bossmann, Andrea B., Peter E. van Keken, Dynamics of plumes in a compressible mantle with phase changes: Implications for phase boundary topography, PEPI, 224, 21-31, 2013.

Avanzinelli, Riccardo, Eleonora Braschi, Sara Marchionni, Luca Bindi, Mantle melting in within-plate continental settings: Sr-Nd-Pb and U-series isotope constraints in alkali basalts from the Sicily Channel (Pantelleria and Linosa Islands, Southern Italy), Lithos, Available online 18 October 2013.

French, Scott, Vedran Lekic, Barbara Romanowicz, Waveform Tomography Reveals Channeled Flow at the Base of the Oceanic Asthenosphere, Science, 11, 342, 227-230, 2013.

Benoit, Margaret H., Maureen D. Long and Scott D. King, Anomalously thin transition zone and apparently isotropic upper mantle beneath Bermuda: Evidence for upwelling, Accepted manuscript online: 2 OCT 2013 05:28PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20277

Wagner, Lara S. and Maureen D. Long, Distinctive upper mantle anisotropy beneath the High Lava Plains and Eastern Snake River Plain, Pacific Northwest, USA, Accepted manuscript online: 2 OCT 2013 06:47PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20275

Davies, J. H., Global map of solid Earth surface heat flow, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, doi:10.1002/ggge.20271, 2013.

Lustrino, Michele, Lorenzo Fedele, Leone Melluso, Vincenzo Morra, Fiorenzo Ronga, Jörg Geldmacher, Svend Duggen, Samuele Agostini, Ciro Cucciniello, Luigi Franciosi, Thomas Meisel, Origin and evolution of Cenozoic magmatism of Sardinia (Italy). A combined isotopic (Sr-Nd-Pb-O-Hf-Os) and petrological view, Lithos, available online 24 September 2013.

Gao, Stephen S., Kelly H. Liu, Imaging mantle discontinuities using multiply-reflected P-to-S conversions, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, available online 6 September 2013

Rodriguez, S., and Sen, G., 2013, Eruption of the Grande Ronde Basalt lavas, Columbia River Basalt Group: Results of numerical modeling, in Reidel, S.P., Camp, V.E., Ross, M.E., Wolff, J.A., Martin, B.S., Tolan, T.L., and Wells, R.E., eds., The Columbia River Flood Basalt Province: Geological Society of America Special Paper 497, 259–272, doi:10.1130/2013.2497(10), 2013.

Smith, A.D., Recycling of oceanic crust and the origin of intraplate volcanism, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 60, 675-680, 2013, DOI:10.1080/08120099.2013.838188.

Moore, William B. & A. Alexander G. Webb, Heat-pipe Earth, Nature, 501, 501–505, doi:10.1038/nature12473, 2013.

Namiki, Atsuko, Kenta Sueyoshi and Nozomu Takeuchi, Can a sheet-like low-velocity region form an elongated Large Igneous Province?, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 3053–3066.

Campbell, Ian H. & Hugh St C. O’Neill, Evidence against a chondritic Earth, Nature, 483, 553–558, 2012, doi:10.1038/nature10901

Mulibo, Gabriel D. and Andrew A. Nyblade, The P and S wave velocity structure of the mantle beneath eastern Africa and the African superplume anomaly, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 2696–2715, 2013.

Ford, Mark T., Anita L. Grunder and Robert A. Duncan, Bimodal volcanism of the High Lava Plains and Northwestern Basin and Range of Oregon: Distribution and tectonic implications of age-progressive rhyolites, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 2836–2857, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20175

Vidito, Christopher, Claude Herzberg, Esteban Gazel, Dennis Geist and Karen Harpp, Lithological structure of the Galápagos plume, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, accepted manuscript online: 20 SEP 2013 02:36AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20270

Rohde, J.K., Paul van den Bogaard, Kaj Hoernle, Folkmar Hauff, Reinhard Werner, Evidence for an age progression along the Tristan-Gough volcanic track from new 40Ar/39Ar ages on phenocryst phases, Tectonophysics, 604, 60-71, 2013.

Gaina, Carmen, Trond H. Torsvik, Douwe J.J. van Hinsbergen, Sergei Medvedev, Stephanie C. Werner, Cinthia Labails, The African Plate: A history of oceanic crust accretion and subduction since the Jurassic, Tectonophysics, 604, 4-25, 2013.

Bossmann, Andrea B., Peter E. van Keken, Dynamics of plumes in a compressible mantle with phase changes: implications for phase boundary topography, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, available online 15 September 2013

Calixto, Frank J., Eric Sandvol, Suzanne Kay, Patrick Mulcahy, Benjamin Heit, Xiaohui Yuan, Beatriz Coira, Diana Comte and Patricia Alvarado, Velocity structure beneath the Southern Puna Plateau: Evidence for delamination, accepted manuscript online: 6 SEP 2013 09:28PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20266

O'Connor, John M., Bernhard Steinberger, Marcel Regelous, Anthony A.P. Koppers, Jan R. Wijbrans, Karsten M. Haase, Peter Stoffers, Wilfried Jokat and Dieter Garbe-Schönberg, Constraints on past plate and mantle motion from new ages for the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., online: 11 SEP 2013 09:31AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20267

Sims, Kenneth W.W., John Maclennan, Janne Blichert-Toft, Evelyn M. Mervine, Jurek Blusztajn, Karl Grönvold, Short length scale mantle heterogeneity beneath Iceland probed by glacial modulation of melting, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 379, 146-157, 2013.

Gao, Stephen S., Kelly H. Liu, Imaging mantle discontinuities using multiply-reflected P-to-S conversions, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., vailable online 6 September 2013

Shorttle, Oliver, John Maclennan, Alexander M. Piotrowski, Geochemical provincialism in the Iceland plume, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta., available online 5 September 2013

Davarpanah, Armit &, Hassan A. Babaie, Anisotropy of fractal dimension of normal faults in northern Rocky Mountains: Implications for the kinematics of Cenozoic extension and Yellowstone hotspot’s thermal expansion, Tectonophysics, available online 30 August 2013

Hamilton, W.B., Evolution of the Archean Mohorovicic discontinuity from a synaccretionary 4.5 Ga protocrust, Tectonophysics, in press, 2013.

Nebel, O., R.J. Arculus, T.J .Ivanic, Y.J. Nebel-Jacobsen, Lu–Hf isotopic memory of plume–lithosphere interaction in the source of layered mafic intrusions, Windimurra Igneous Complex, Yilgarn Craton, Australia, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 380, 151–161, 2013.

Li Li, Donald J. Weidner, Effect of dynamic melting on acoustic velocities in a partially molten peridotite, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 222, 1-7, 2013.

Karato, Shun-ichiro, Does partial melting explain geophysical anomalies? Phys. Earth Planet. Int., Available online 28 August 2013.

Callegaro, Sara, Andrea Marzoli, Hervé Bertrand, Massimo Chiaradia, Laurie Reisberg, Christine Meyzen, Giuliano Bellieni, Robert E. Weems, Renaud Merle, Upper and lower crust recycling in the source of CAMP basaltic dykes from southeastern North America, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 376, 186-199, 2013.

Breton, Thomas, François Nauret, Sylvain Pichat, Bertrand Moine, Manuel Moreira, Estelle F. Rose-Koga, Delphine Auclair, Chantal Bosq, Laurène-Marie WavrantGeochemical heterogeneities within the Crozet hotspot, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 376, 126-136, 2013.

Havlin, C., E.M. Parmentier, G. Hirth, Dike propagation driven by melt accumulation at the lithosphere–asthenosphere boundary, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 376, 20-28, 2013.

Zhu, Hejun, J. Tromp, Mapping Tectonic Deformation in the Crust and Upper Mantle Beneath Europe and the North Atlantic Ocean, Science, 341, 871-875, 2013, DOI: 10.1126/science.1241335.

Buck, W.R., Geophysics: A third way to rift continents, Nature, 499, 157–159, 2013, doi:10.1038/499157a

Buchs, David M., Sébastien Pilet, Michael Cosca, Kennet E. Flores, Alexandre N. Bandin, Peter O. Baumgartner, Low-volume intraplate volcanism in the Early/Middle Jurassic Pacific basin documented by accreted sequences in Costa Rica, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, (5), 1552–1568, 2013.

Rychert, Catherine A. Gabi Laske, Nicholas Harmon and Peter M. Shearer, Seismic imaging of melt in a displaced Hawaiian plume, Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1878, 2013.

Sensarma, S., Debajyoti, Paul and N. V. Chalapathi Rao, Large igneous provinces – global perspectives and prospects in India, Current Science, 105, 182-192, 2013

Nebela, Oliver, Richard J. Arculusa, Wim van Westrenenb, Jon D. Woodheadc, Frances E. Jennerd, Yona J. Nebel-Jacobsene, Martin Willef, Stephen M. Egginsa, Coupled Hf–Nd–Pb isotope co-variations of HIMU oceanic island basalts from Mangaia, Cook-Austral islands, suggest an Archean source component in the mantle transition zone, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 112, 87–101, 2013.

Grose, C.J., J.C. Afonso, Comprehensive plate models for the thermal evolution of oceanic lithosphere, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20232

Dorr, N., P. D. Clift, F. Lisker, C. Spiegel, Why is Svalbard an island? Evidence for two-stage uplift, magmatic underplating, and mantle thermal anomalies, Tectonics, 32, 473–486, 2013.

Ivanov, A.V. and K.D. Litasov, The deep water cycle and flood basalt volcanism, International Geology Review, 2013, DOI:

Debayle, E., Yanick Ricard, Seismic observations of large-scale deformation at the bottom of fast-moving plates, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., Available online 5 July 2013

Ghosh, Sujoy, Eiji Ohtani, Konstantin D. Litasov, Akio Suzuki, David Dobson, Kenichi Funakoshi, 2013, Effect of water in depleted mantle on post-spinel transition and implication for 660 km seismic discontinuity, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 371–372, 103–111.

Ferguson, D. J., J. Maclennan, I. D. Bastow, D. M. Pyle, S. M. Jones, D. Keir, J. D. Blundy, T. Plank & G. Yirgu, Melting during late-stage rifting in Afar is hot and deep, Nature, 499, 70–73, 2013, doi:10.1038/nature12292

Mulibo, Gabriel D. and Andrew A. Nyblade, Mantle transition zone thinning beneath eastern Africa: Evidence for a whole mantle superplume structure, Geophys. Res. Lett., Accepted manuscript online: 24 JUN 2013 11:04AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/grl.50694

Breton, Thomas, François Nauret, Sylvain Pichat, Bertrand Moine, Manuel Moreira, Estelle F. Rose-Koga, Delphine Auclair, Chantal Bosq, Laurène-Marie Wavrant, Geochemical heterogeneities within the Crozet hotspot, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., Available online 27 June 2013.

Rowley, David B., Alessandro M. Forte, Robert Moucha, Jerry X. Mitrovica, Nathan A. Simmons, Stephen P. Grand, Dynamic Topography Change of the Eastern United States Since 3 Million Years Ago, Science, 340, 1560-1563, DOI: 10.1126/science.1229180

Conrad, Clinton P., Bernhard Steinberger, Trond H. Torsvik, Stability of active mantle upwelling revealed by net characteristics of plate tectonics, Nature, 498, 479–482, 2013, doi:10.1038/nature12203

Mulibo, Gabriel D. and Andrew A. Nyblade, The P and S wave velocity structure of the mantle beneath eastern Africa and the African superplume anomaly, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., accepted manuscript online: 12 JUN 2013 01:36AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20150

Kawai, Kenji, Shinji Yamamoto, Taku Tsuchiya, Shigenori Maruyama, The second continent: Existence of granitic continental materials around the bottom of the mantle transition zone, Geoscience Frontiers, 4, 2013.

De Min, A., P. Comin-Chiaramonti, C.B. Gomes., V.A.V. Girardi, F. Slejko, E. Ruberti, Ultramafic K-alkaline and carbonatitic rocks from Planalto da Serra, Mato Grosso, Brazil, submitted to Canadian Mineralogist, 2013.

Jackson, M.J., A. Mark Jellinek, Major and trace element composition of the high 3He/4He mantle: Implications for the composition of a non-chonditic Earth, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., DOI 10.1002/ggge.20188

Arevalo, R., W.F. McDonough, A. Stracke, M. Willbold, T.J. Ireland and R.J. Walker, Simplified mantle architecture and distribution of radiogenic power, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., accepted manuscript online: 8 JUN 2013 05:07AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20152

Sun, Daoyuan and Meghan S. Miller, Study of the western edge of the African Large Low Shear Velocity Province, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., accepted manuscript online: 3 JUN 2013 06:19AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20185

Braun, J., X. Robert and T. Simon-Labric, Eroding dynamic topography, Geophy. Res. Lett., 40, 1494–1499, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/grl.50310

Inês G. Nobre Silva, D. Weis, J.S. Scoates, and J. Barling, The Ninetyeast Ridge and its Relation to the Kerguelen, Amsterdam and St. Paul Hotspots in the Indian Ocean, J. Petrology, 54, 1177-1210.

Holland, B. Sherwood Lollar, L. Li et al., Deep fracture fluids isolated in the crust since the Precambrian era, Nature, 497, 357–360, 2013, doi:10.1038/nature12127

Fairhead, J.D., C.M. Green, S.M. Masterton, R. Guiraud, The role that plate tectonics, inferred stress changes and stratigraphic unconformities have on the evolution of the West and Central African Rift System and the Atlantic continental margins, Tectonophysics, 594, 118-127, 2013.

Ivanov, A.V., Huayiu He, Liekun Yan, Viktor V. Ryabov, Artem Y. Shevko, Stanislav V. Palesskii, Irina V. Nikolaeva, Siberian Traps large igneous province: Evidence for two flood basalt pulses around the Permo-Triassic boundary and in the Middle Triassic, and contemporaneous granitic magmatism, Earth-Science Reviews, 122, 58–76, 2013.

Rudge, J.F., John Maclennan, Andreas Stracke, The geochemical consequences of mixing melts from a heterogeneous mantle, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta., 11, 112–143, 2013.

Dörr, N., P.D. Clift, F. Lisker and C. Spiegel, Why is Svalbard an island? evidence for two-stage uplift, magmatic underplating and mantle thermal anomalies, Tectonics, doi: 10.1002/tect.20039

Key, Kerry, Steven Constable, Lijun Liu & Anne Pommier, Electrical image of passive mantle upwelling beneath the northern East Pacific Rise, Nature, 495, 499–502, doi:10.1038/nature11932

Foulger, G.R., Giuliano F. Panza, Irina M. Artemieva, Ian D. Bastow, Fabio Cammarano, John R. Evans, Warren B. Hamilton, Bruce R. Julian, Michele Lustrino, Hans Thybo and Tatiana B. Yanovskaya, Caveats on tomographic images, Terra Nova, 25, 259-281, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/ter.12041

Hamelin, C., Antoine Bezos, Laure Dosso, Javier Escartin, Mathilde Cannat, Catherine Mevel, Atypically depleted upper mantle component revealed by Hf isotopes at Lucky Strike segment, Chemical Geology, 341,128-139, 2013.

Day, J.M.D., Hotspot volcanism and highly siderophile elements, Chemical Geology, 341, 50-74, 2013.

Thomson, A. and J. Maclennan, The Distribution of Olivine Compositions in Icelandic Basalts and Picrites, J. Petrology, 54, 745-768, 2013.

Naif, S., K. Key, S. Constable & R. L. Evans, Melt-rich channel observed at the lithosphere– asthenosphere boundary, Nature, 495, 356–359, 2013.

Garapic, G., U.H. Faul and E. Brisson, High-resolution imaging of the melt distribution in partially molten upper mantle rocks: evidence for wetted two-grain boundaries, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, DOI: 10.1029/2012GC004547

Yan-Jie Tang, Hong-Fu Zhang, Ji-Feng Ying, Ben-Xun Su, Widespread refertilization of cratonic and circum-cratonic lithospheric mantle, Earth-Science Reviews, 118, 45-68, 2013.

Torsvik, T.H., H. Amundsen, .H. Hartz, F.o Corfu, .k Kusznir, C. Gaina, P.V. Doubrovine, B. Steinberger, L.D. Ashwal & B. Jamtveit, A Precambrian microcontinent in the Indian Ocean, Nature Geoscience, 6, 223–227, 2013, doi:10.1038/ngeo1736

Ivanov, A.V., H. He, L. Yan, V.V. Ryabov, A.Y. Shevko, S.V. Palesskii, I.V. Nikolaev, Siberian Traps large igneous province: Evidence for two flood basalt pulses around the Permo-Triassic boundary and in the Middle Triassic, and contemporaneous granitic magmatism, Earth-Science Reviews, 122, 58–76, 2013.

Ruedas, T., Paul J. Tackley, Sean C. Solomon, Thermal and compositional evolution of the martian mantle: Effects of phase transitions and melting, PEPI, 216, 32-58, 2013.

Zellmer G.F., H. C. Sheth, Y. Iizuka & Yi-Jen Lai, Remobilization of granitoid rocks through mafic recharge: evidence from basalt-trachyte mingling and hybridization in the Manori–Gorai area, Mumbai, Deccan Traps, Bull. Volc., 74, 47–66, DOI 10.1007/s00445-011-0498-4, 2012.

Huang, S., S.B. Jacobsen, S. Mukhopadhyay, 147Sm-143Nd systematics of Earth are inconsistent with a superchondritic Sm/Nd ratio, PNAS, doi/10.1073/pnas.1222252110.

Bryan, S.E. & L. Ferrari, Large igneous provinces and silicic large igneous provinces: Progress in our understanding over the last 25 years, Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., published online on 25 April 2013 as doi:10.1130/B30820.1, 2013.

Adam, C., P. Madureira, J.M. Miranda, N. Lourenço, M. Yoshida, D. Fitzenz, Mantle dynamics and characteristics of the Azores plateau, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 362, 258-271, 2013.

Barruol, G., F.R. Fontaine, Mantle flow beneath La Réunion hotspot track from SKS splitting, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 362, 108-121, 2013.

Marchesi, C., C.J. Garrido, D. Bosch, J.-L. Bodinier, F. Gervilla, K. Hidas, Mantle refertilization by melts of crustal-derived garnet pyroxenite: Evidence from the Ronda peridotite massif, southern Spain, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 362, 66-75, 2013.

Exploring Hawaiian Volcanism, AGU Chapman Conference: Hawaiian Volcanoes, From Source to Surface; Waikoloa, Hawai‘i, 20–24 August 2012

Zhou, H. & H. J. B. Dick, Thin crust as evidence for depleted mantle supporting the Marion Rise, Nature, 494, 195–200, 2013, doi:10.1038/nature11842

News & Views: Maclennan, J., All rise for the case of the missing magma, Nature, 494, 182–183, 2013, doi:10.1038/nature11950.

Sharma, A., S. Sensarma, K. Kumar, P.P. Khanna, N.K. Sain,i Mineralogy and geochemistry of the Mahi River sediments in tectonically active western India: Implications for Deccan large igneous province source, weathering and mobility of elements in a semi-arid climate, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 104, 63–83, 2013.

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