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Sreejith, K. M., and K. S. Krishna (2015), Magma production rate along the Ninetyeast Ridge and its relationship to Indian plate motion and Kerguelen hot spot activity, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 1105-1112.

Fontaine F.R., Barruol G., Tkal?i? H., Wölbern I., Rümpker G., Bodin T., and M. Haugmard, 2015, Crustal and Uppermost Mantle structure variation beneath La Réunion hotspot track, Geophys. J. Int., 203 (1), 107-126, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv279.

Richards, Mark A., Walter Alvarez, Stephen Self, Leif Karlstro, Paul R. Renne, Michael Man, Courtney J. Sprain, Jan Smit, Loÿc Vanderkluysen and Sally A. Gibson, Triggering of the largest Deccan eruptions by the Chicxulub impact, Geological Society of America Bulletin, published online on 30 April 2015 as doi:10.1130/B31167.1

Whittaker, J. M., J. C. Afonso, S. Masterton, R. D. Müller, P. Wessel, S. E. Williams & M. Seton, Long-term interaction between mid-ocean ridges and mantle plumes, Nature Geoscience, 8, 479–483 (2015) doi:10.1038/ngeo2437

Konstantinou, Alexandros and Elizabeth Miller, Evidence for a long-lived accommodation/transfer zone beneath the Snake River Plain: A possible influence on Neogene magmatism, Tectonics, 34, 2387–2398, 2015.

McKenzie, D. & K. Priestley, Speculations on the formation of cratons and cratonic basins, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 435, 94–104, 2016.

Ryberg, T., Haberland, C., Haberlau, T., Weber, M. H., Bauer, K., Behrmann, J. H., and Jokat, W., 2015, Crustal structure of northwest Namibia: Evidence for plume-rift-continent interaction, Geology, 43(8), 739-742, 10.1130/G36768.1

Shellnutt, J. G., T.-Y. Lee, H.-Y. Chiu, Y.-H. Lee and J. Wong, Evidence of Middle Jurassic magmatism within the Seychelles microcontinent: Implications for the breakup of Gondwana, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 10,207–10,215, DOI: 10.1002/2015GL066036, 2015.

Thio, Vincent, Laura Cobden, Jeannot Trampert, Seismic signature of a hydrous mantle transition zone, PEPI, 250, 46-63, 2016.

Jones, T.D., D.R. Davies, I.H. Campbell, C.R. Wilson, S.C. Kramer, Do mantle plumes preserve the heterogeneous structure of their deep-mantle source?, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 434, 10-17, 2016.

Girona, Társilo, Fidel Costa, Gerald Schubert, Degassing during quiescence as a trigger of magma ascent and volcanic eruptions, Sci. Rep., 5, Article number 18212 (2015), doi:10.1038/srep18212

Laó-Dávila, D. A., H. S. Al-Salmi, M. G. Abdelsalam, and E. A. Atekwana (2015), Hierarchical segmentation of the Malawi Rift: The influence of inherited lithospheric heterogeneity and kinematics in the evolution of continental rifts, Tectonics, 34, doi:10.1002/2015TC003953.

Criss, Robert E. and Anne M. Hofmeister, Conductive cooling of spherical bodies with emphasis on the Earth, Terra Nova, Accepted manuscript online: 7 DEC 2015 07:50AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/ter.12195

Hochmuth, K., K. Gohl, and G. Uenzelmann-Neben (2015), Playing jigsaw with Large Igneous Provinces—A plate tectonic reconstruction of Ontong Java Nui, West Pacific, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16, 3789–3807, doi:10.1002/2015GC006036.

Gao, Haiying, Crustal seismic structure beneath the source area of the Columbia River flood basalt: Bifurcation of the Moho driven by lithosphere delamination, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 9764–9771, Article first published online: 25 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2015GL066625

Brandsdóttir, Bryndís, Emilie E. E. Hooft, Rolf Mjelde and Yoshio Murai, Origin and evolution of the Kolbeinsey Ridge and Iceland Plateau, N-Atlantic, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., Accepted manuscript online: 10 FEB 2015 08:41AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005540

Dannberg, Juliane & Stephan V. Sobolev Low-buoyancy thermochemical plumes resolve controversy of classical mantle plume concept, Nat. Commun. 6, 10.1038/ncomms7960 (2015).

Rudolph, Maxwell L. et al., Viscosity jump in Earth's mid-mantle, Science, 350, 1349-1352, DOI:10.1126/science.aad1929

Yu, Xun, Li-Hui Chen & Gang Zen, Growing magma chambers control the distribution of small-scale flood basalts, Scientific Reports, 5, Article number: 16824 (2015), doi:10.1038/srep16824, 2015.

Green, D.H. & T.J. Falloon, Mantle-derived magmas: intraplate, hot-spots and mid-ocean ridges, Science Bulletin, 60, 1873-1900, 2015.

…with a commentary by Yaoling Niu: Experimental demonstrations on the sources and conditions of mantle melting, Science Bulletin, 60, 1871-1872, 2015.

Schiffer, Christian, Randell A. Stephenson, Kenni D. Petersen, Søren B. Nielsen, Bo H. Jacobsen, Niels Balling, and David I.M. Macdonald, A sub-crustal piercing point for North Atlantic reconstructions and tectonic implications, Geology, G37245.1, first published on November 6, 2015.

Tominaga,Masako, Maurice A. Tivey and William W. Sager, Nature of the Jurassic Magnetic Quiet Zon, Geophys. Res. Lett., accepted manuscript online: 12 OCT 2015 06:21PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GL065394

Harangi, Szabolcs, M. Éva Jankovics, Tamás Sági, Balázs Kiss, Réka Lukács & Ildikó Soós, Origin and geodynamic relationships of the Late Miocene to Quaternary alkaline basalt volcanism in the Pannonian basin, eastern–central Europe, Int. J. Earth Sci. (Geol Rundsch), 2015, 104:2007–2032, DOI 10.1007/s00531-014-1105-7

Klügel, Andreas, Marc-Antoine Longpré, Laura García-Cañada, John Stix, Deep intrusions, lateral magma transport and related uplift at ocean island volcanoes, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 431, 140-149, 2015.

Maccaferri, F., V. Acocella and E. Rivalta, How the differential load induced by normal fault scarps controls the distribution of monogenic volcanism, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 7507–7512, 2015.

Weismüller, Jens, Björn Gmeiner, Siavash Ghelichkhan, Markus Huber, Lorenz John, Barbara Wohlmuth, Ulrich Rüde and Hans-Peter BungeFast asthenosphere motion in high-resolution global mantle flow models, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 7429–7435, 2015.

Civiero, Chiara, James O. S. Hammond, Saskia Goes, Stewart Fishwick, Abdulhakim Ahmed, Atalay Ayele, Cecile Doubre, Berhe Goitom, Derek Keir, J.-Michael Kendall, Sylvie Leroy, Ghebrebrhan Ogubazghi, Georg Rümpker and Graham W. Stuart, Multiple mantle upwellings in the transition zone beneath the northern East-African Rift system from relative P-wave travel-time tomographyl, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 16, 2949–2968, 2015.

Michael J. Dorais, Exploring the mineralogical heterogeneities of the Louisville Seamount Trail, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 16, 2884–2899, Article first published online: 5 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005917

Hochmuth, Katharina, Karsten Gohl and Gabriele Uenzelmann-Neben, Playing jigsaw with Large Igneous Provinces—A plate tectonic reconstruction of Ontong Java Nui, West Pacific, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Accepted manuscript online: 9 OCT 2015 05:37PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GC006036

Geoffroy, L., E. B. Burov, P. Werner, Volcanic passive margins: another way to break up continents, Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 14828 (2015), doi:10.1038/srep14828.

Jackson, M.G., R.A. Cabral, E.F. Rose-Koga, K.T. Koga, A. Price, E.H. Hauri, P. Michael, Ultra-depleted melts in olivine-hosted melt inclusions from the Ontong Java Plateau, Chemical Geology, 414, 124-137, 2015.

Hamilton, W.B., Terrestrial planets fractionated synchronously with accretion, but Earth progressed through subsequent internally dynamic stages whereas Venus and Mars have been inert for more than 4 billion years, in The Interdisciplinary Earth: A volume in honor of Don L. Anderson, Eds. Foulger, G.R., Lustrino, M, King, S.D., GSA-AGU special paper SPE514, 2015.

Chen, Min, Fenglin Niu, Qinya Liu and Jeroen Tromp, Mantle-driven uplift of Hangai Dome: New seismic constraints from adjoint tomography, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 6967–6974, article first published online: 3 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2015GL065018.

Ernesto, M., P. Comin-Chiaramonti, C.B. Gomes, The Early Triassic magmatism of  the Alto Paraguay Province, Central South America: Paleomagnetic data, Open Journal, in press, 2015.

Zhu, Di-Cheng, Qing Wang, Zhi-Dan Zhao, Sun-Lin Chung, Peter A. Cawood,Yaoling Niu, Sheng-Ao Liu, Fu-Yuan Wu & Xuan-Xue Mo, Magmatic record of India-Asia collision, Scientific Reports, 5:14289, DOI: 10.1038/srep14289.

Niu, Y.L., Y. Liu, Q.Q. Xue, F.L. Shao, S. Chen, M. Duan, P.Y. Guo, H.M. Gong, Y. Hu, Z.X. Hu, J.J. Kong, J.Y. Li, J.J. Liu, P. Sun, W.L. Sun, L. Ye, Y.Y. Xiao & Y.Zhang, 2015. Exotic origin of the Chinese continental shelf: New insights into the tectonic evolution of the western Pacific and eastern China since the Mesozoic. Science Bulletin, 60, 1598-1616.

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Davies, D.R., N. Rawlinson, G. Iaffaldano & I. H. Campbell, Lithospheric controls on magma composition along Earth’s longest continental hotspot track, Nature, 525, 511–514, 2015, doi:10.1038/nature14903

Davies, D. Rhodri & Nicholas Rawlinson, On the origin of recent intraplate volcanism in Australia, Geology, Data Repository item 2014358, doi:10.1130/G36093.1

Franke, Dieter, Wilfried Jokat, Stefan Ladage, Harald Stollhofen, Jennifer Klimke, Ruediger Lutz, Estevão Stefane Mahanjane, Axel Ehrhardt and Bernd Schreckenberger, The offshore East African Rift system: Structural framework at the toe of a juvenile rift, Accepted manuscript online: 19 SEP 2015 12:48AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015TC003922.

Hu, Minzhang, Jiancheng Li, Taoyong Jin, Xinyu Xu, Lelin Xing, Chongyang Shen, Hui Li, Three-dimensional estimate of the lithospheric effective elastic thickness of the Line ridge, Tectonophysics, 659, 61-73 , 2015.

NEXT, J. R., R. M. Flowers, and D. R. Bell (2015), Erosion patterns and mantle sources of topographic change across the southern African Plateau derived from the shallow and deep records of kimberlites, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16, doi:10.1002/2015GC005969, 2015.

Sun, W., T. Yoshino, N. Sakamoto, and H. Yurimoto (2015), Hydrogen self-diffusivity in single crystal ringwoodite: Implications for water content and distribution in the mantle transition zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 6582–6589, doi:10.1002/2015GL064486.

Pietsch, R., and G. Uenzelmann-Neben (2015), The Manihiki Plateau—A multistage volcanic emplacement history, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16, 2480–2498, doi:10.1002/2015GC005852.

Fromm, T., L. Planert, W. Jokat, T. Ryberg, J. H. Behrmann, M.H. Weber, and Christian Haberland, South Atlantic opening: A plume-induced breakup?, Geology, 43, 931-934, 2015.

Straub, Susanne M., Arturo Gómez-Tuena, Ilya N. Bindeman, Louise L. Bolge, Philipp A. Brandl, Ramón Espinasa-Perena, Luigi Solari, Finlay M. Stuart, Paola Vannucchi, Georg F. Zellmer, Crustal recycling by subduction erosion in the central Mexican Volcanic Belt, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta., 166, 29-52, 2015.

Whalen, Lisa, Esteban Gazel, Christopher Vidito, John Puffer, Michael Bizimis, William Henika and Mark J. Caddick, Supercontinental inheritance and its influence on supercontinental breakup: The central Atlantic magmatic province and the break up of Pangea, Accepted manuscript online: 3 SEP 2015 11:34AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005885

French, Scott W. & Barbara Romanowicz, Broad plumes rooted at the base of the Earth's mantle beneath major hotspots, Nature, 525, 95–99, 2015, doi:10.1038/nature14876.

Zhou, Yun, Xinquan Liang, Alfred Kröner, Yongfeng Cai, Tongbin Shao, Shunv Wen, Ying Jiang, Jiangang Fu, Ce Wang, Chaoge Dong , Late Cretaceous lithospheric extension in SE China: Constraints from volcanic rocks in Hainan Island, Lithos, 232, 100-110, 2015.

Liu, Lijun, The Ups and Downs of North America: Evaluating the Role of Mantle Dynamic Topography since the Mesozoic, Rev. Geophys., 53, doi:10.1002/2015RG000489.

Husson, Laurent, Philippe Yamato, Antoine Bézos, Ultraslow, slow, or fast spreading ridges: Arm wrestling between mantle convection and far-field tectonics, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 429, 205-215, 2015.

de Wit, R.W.L. & J. Trampert, Robust constraints on average radial lower mantle anisotropy and consequences for composition and texture, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 429, 101-109, 2015.

Straub, Susanne M., Arturo Gómez-Tuena, Ilya N. Bindeman, Louise L. Bolge, Philipp A. Brandl, Ramón Espinasa-Perena, Luigi Solari, Finlay M. Stuart, Paola Vannucchi, Georg F. Zellmer, Crustal recycling by subduction erosion in the central Mexican Volcanic Belt, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta., 166, 29-52, 2015.

Heinonen, Jussi S., Eleanor S. Jennings, Teal R. Riley, Crystallisation temperatures of the most Mg-rich magmas of the Karoo LIP on the basis of Al-in-olivine thermometry, Chem. Geol., 411, 26-35.

Lowenstern, Jacob B., Deborah Bergfeld, William C. Evans, Andrew G. Hunt, Origins of geothermal gases at Yellowstone, J. Volc. Geotherm. Res., 302, 87-101, 2015.

Xu, X., Keller, G. R., and Guo, X. (2015) Dip variations of the North American and North Caribbean Plates dominate the tectonic activity of Puerto Rico–Virgin Islands and adjacent areas. Geol. J., doi: 10.1002/gj.2708.

Antonijevic, Sanja Knezevic, Lara S. Wagner, Abhash Kumar, Susan L. Beck, Maureen D. Long, George Zandt, Hernando Tavera & Cristobal Condori, The role of ridges in the formation and longevity of flat slabs, Nature, 524, 212–215, 2015, doi:10.1038/nature14648.

Heinonen, Jussi S., Mark D. Kurz, Low-3He/4He sublithospheric mantle source for the most magnesian magmas of the Karoo large igneous province, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 426, 305-315, 2015.

Frey, Frederick A., Inês G. Nobre Silva, Shichun Huang, Malcolm S. Pringle, Peter R. Meleney, Dominique WeisDepleted components in the source of hotspot magmas: Evidence from the Ninetyeast Ridge (Kerguelen), Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 426, 293-304, 2015.

Machida, Shiki, Naoto Hirano, Hirochika Sumino, Takafumi Hirata, Shigekazu Yoneda, Yasuhiro Kato, Petit-spot geology reveals melts in upper-most asthenosphere dragged by lithosphere, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 426, 267-279, 2015.

Zhao, Chunpeng, Edward J. Garnero, Allen K. McNamara, Nicholas Schmerr, Richard W. Carlson, Seismic evidence for a chemically distinct thermochemical reservoir in Earth's deep mantle beneath Hawaii, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 426, 143-153, 2015.

Muirhead, James D., Simon A. Kattenhorn and Nicolas Le Corvec, Varying styles of magmatic strain accommodation across the East African Rift, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., Accepted manuscript online: 16 JUL 2015 04:28AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005918

Ivanov, Alexei V., Elena I. Demonterova, Huaiyu He, Alexander B. Perepelov, Aleksei V. Travin, Vladimir A. Lebedev, Volcanism in the Baikal rift: 40 years of active-versus-passive model discussion, Earth-Science Revs., 148, 18-43, 2015.

Fichtner, A., Villasenor, A., 2015. Crust and upper mantle of the western Mediterranean - Constraints from full-waveform inversion, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 428, 52-62.

Harris, C., Petrus le Roux, Ryan Cochrane, Laure Martin, Andrew R. Duncan, Julian S. Marsh, Anton P. le Roex & Cornelia Class, The oxygen isotope composition of Karoo and Etendeka picrites: High δ18O mantle or crustal contamination?, Cont. Min. Pet., 170, 2015.

Whitehead, J. A., and Mark D. Behn, The continental drift convection cell, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 4301–4308, Article first published online: 2 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2015GL064480

Li, Yan-Qing, Chang-Qian Ma, Paul T. Robinson, Qin Zhou, Ming-Liang Liu, Recycling of oceanic crust from a stagnant slab in the mantle transition zone: Evidence from Cenozoic continental basalts in Zhejiang Province, SE China, Lithos, 230, 146-165, 2015.

Novella, Davide, Nathalie Bolfan-Casanova, Fabrizio Nestola, Jeffrey W. Harris, H2O in olivine and garnet inclusions still trapped in diamonds from the Siberian craton: Implications for the water content of cratonic lithosphere peridotites, Lithos, 230, 180-183, 2015.

Lee, Cin-Ty A. and Don L. Anderson, Continental crust formation at arcs, the arclogite ‘‘delamination’’ cycle, and one origin for fertile melting anomalies in the mantle, Sci. Bull., DOI 10.1007/s11434-015-0828-6

Gernigon, Laurent, Anett Blischke, Aziz Nasuti and Morten Sand, Conjugate volcanic rifted margins, seafloor spreading, and microcontinent: Insights from new high-resolution aeromagnetic surveys in the Norway Basin, Tectonics, 34, 907–933, Article first published online: 13 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2014TC003717.

Weiss, B.J., C. Hubscher, T. Ludmann, The tectonic evolution of the southeastern Terceira Rift/Sao Miguel region (Azores), Tectonophysics, 654, 75-95, 2015.

Calignano, Elisa, Dimitrios Sokoutis, Ernst Willingshofer, Frédéric Gueydan and Sierd Cloetingh, Strain localization at the margins of strong lithospheric domains: Insights from analog models, Tectonics, 34, 396–412, Article first published online: 11 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2014TC003756.

Ma, Qiang, Jian-Ping Zheng, Yi-Gang Xu, William L. Griffin, Rui-Sheng Zhang, Are continental “adakites” derived from thickened or foundered lower crust?, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 419, 125-133, 2015.

Panza, Giuliano F., Fabio Romanelli, Seismic waves in 3-D: from mantle asymmetries to reliable seismic hazard assessment, Earthq. Sci., 27(5), 567–576, DOI 10.1007/s11589-014-0091-y

Liu, Jingao, James M. Scott, Candace E. Martin, D. Graham Pearson, The longevity of Archean mantle residues in the convecting upper mantle and their role in young continent formation, Earth Planet. Sci. Lettl, 424, 109-118, 2015.

Garapic, G., M.G. Jackson, E.H. Hauri, S.R. Hart, K.A. Farley, J.S. Blusztajn, J.D. Woodhead, A radiogenic isotopic (He-Sr-Nd-Pb-Os) study of lavas from the Pitcairn hotspot: Implications for the origin of EM-1 (enriched mantle 1), LIthos, 228-229, 1-11, 2015.

Cassidy, M., S.F.L. Watt, P.J. Talling, M.R. Palmer, M. Edmonds, M. Jutzeler, D. Wall-Palmer, M. Manga, M. Coussens, T. Gernon, R.N. Taylor, A. Michalik, E. Inglis, C. Breitkreuz, A. Le Friant, O. Ishizuka, G. Boudon, M.C. McCanta, T. Adachi, M.J. Hornbach, S.L. Colas, D. Endo, A. Fujinawa, K.S. Kataoka, F. Maeno, Y. Tamura, F. Wang and Shipboard Science Party, Rapid onset of mafic magmatism facilitated by volcanic edifice collapse, Accepted manuscript online: 25 MAY 2015 01:06AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GL064519

Smithies, R.H., H. M. Howard, C. L. Kirkland, F. J. Korhonen, C. C. Medlin, W. D. Maier, R. Quentin de Gromard, and M. T. D. Wingate, Piggy-back Supervolcanoes—Long-Lived, Voluminous, Juvenile Rhyolite Volcanism in Mesoproterozoic Central Australia, J. Petrology, 56, 735-763, 2015.

Huang, Hsin-Hua, Fan-Chi Lin, Brandon Schmandt, Jamie Farrell, Robert B. Smith, Victor C. Tsai, The Yellowstone magmatic system from the mantle plume to the upper crust, Science, 348, 773-776, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa5648, 2015.

Gernigon, Laurent, Anett Blischke, Aziz Nasuti, Morten Sand, Conjugate volcanic rifted margins, seafloor spreading, and microcontinent: Insights from new high-resolution aeromagnetic surveys in the Norway Basin, Tectonics, 34, doi:10.1002/2014TC003717, 2015.

Camp, V.E., Pierce, K.L., and Morgan, L.A., 2015, Yellowstone plume trigger for Basin and Range extension, and coeval emplacement of the Nevada-Columbia Basin magmatic belt, Geosphere, 11, 203-225

Peslier, Anne H. and Michael Bizimis, Water in Hawaiian peridotite minerals: A case for a dry metasomatized oceanic mantle lithosphere, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Accepted manuscript online: 6 APR 2015 10:35AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005780

Korostelev, Félicie, Cornelis Weemstra, Sylvie Leroy, Lapo Boschi, Derek Keir, Yong Ren, Irene Molinari, Abdulhakim Ahmed, Graham W. Stuart, Frédérique Rolandone, Khaled Khanbari, James O. S. Hammond, J. M. Kendall, Cécile Doubre, Ismail Al Ganad, Berhe Goitom and Atalay Ayele, Magmatism on rift flanks: Insights from ambient noise phase velocity in Afar region, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 2179–2188, Article first published online: 3 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2015GL063259

Frizon de Lamotte, Dominique, Brendan Fourdan, Sophie Leleu, François Leparmentier and Philippe de Clarens, Style of rifting and the stages of Pangea break-up, Tectonics, Accepted manuscript online: 24 APR 2015 03:01PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014TC003760

Hongbo Li, Zhaochong Zhang, Richard Ernst, Linsu Lü, M. Santosh, Zhang Dongyang and Cheng Zhiguo, Giant radiating mafic dyke swarm of the Emeishan Large Igneous Province: Identifying the mantle plume centre, Accepted manuscript online: 18 APR 2015 09:19AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/ter.12154

Nowacki, A., J.-Michael Kendall, James Wookey and Asher Pemberton, Mid-mantle anisotropy in subduction zones and deep water transport, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 764–784, Article first published online: 19 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005667

Parai, R., and Sujoy Mukhopadhyay, The evolution of MORB and plume mantle volatile budgets: Constraints from fission Xe isotopes in Southwest Indian Ridge basalts, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 719–735, 2015.

O’Connor, John M., Kaj Hoernle, R. Dietmar Müller, Jason P. Morgan, Nathaniel P. Butterworth, Folkmar Hau, David T. Sandwell,Wilfried Jokat, Jan R.Wijbrans and Peter Stoffers, Deformation–related volcanism in the Pacific Ocean linked to the Hawaiian–Emperor bend, Nature Geoscience, 8, 93 - 397, doi:10.1038/ngeo2416

Torsvik TH, Amundsen HE, Trønnes RG, Doubrovine PV, Gaina C, Kusznir NJ, Steinberger B, Corfu F, Ashwal LD, Griffin WL, Werner SC, Jamtveit B, Continental crust beneath southeast Iceland, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2015 Apr 14;112(15):E1818-2, 2015

Naliboff, John & Susanne J.H. Buiter, Rift reactivation and migration during multiphase extension, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 421, 58-67, 2015.

Sarafian, Emily, Rob. L. Evans, John Collins, Jimmy Elsenbeck, Glenn Gaetani, James B. Gaherty, Greg Hirth and Daniel Lizarralde, The electrical structure of the central Pacific upper mantle constrained by the NoMelt experiment, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Accepted manuscript online: 28 MAR 2015 08:38AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005709

Wang, Hongliang, Jeroen van Hunen and D. Graham Pearson, The thinning of subcontinental lithosphere: The roles of plume impact and metasomatic weakening, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Accepted manuscript online: 27 MAR 2015 03:36AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005784

Mougel, Berengere, Manuel Moreira and Arnaud Agranier, A “high 4He/3He” mantle material detected under the East Pacific Rise (15°4′N), Geophy. Res. Lett., 42,1375–1383, Article first published online: 13 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2014GL062921

Brian M. Covellone, Brian Savage, Yang Shen, Seismic wave speed structure of the Ontong Java Plateau, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 420, 140-150, 2015.

Calignano, Elisa, Dimitrios Sokoutis, Ernst Willingshofer, Frédéric Gueydan and Sierd Cloetingh, Strain localization at the margins of strong lithospheric domains: Insights from analog models, Tectonics, 34, 396–412, 2015, Article first published online: 11 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/2014TC003756

Colon, Dylan P., Ilya N. Bindeman, Ben S. Ellis, Axel K. Schmitt, Christopher M. Fisher, Hydrothermal alteration and melting of the crust during the Columbia River Basalt–Snake River Plain transition and the origin of low-δ18O rhyolites of the central Snake River Plain, Lithos, 224-225, 310-323, 2015.

Wang, Kai, John Brodholt, Xiancai Lu, Helium diffusion in olivine based on first principles calculations, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 156, 145-153, 2015.

Chatterjee, Nilanjan & Hetu Sheth, Origin of the Powai ankaramite, and the composition, P–T conditions of equilibration and evolution of the primary magmas of the Deccan tholeiites, Cont. Min. Pet., 169, 32, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00410-015-1125-8.

Motoki, Matthew H., and Maxim D. Ballmer, Intraplate volcanism due to convective instability of stagnant slabs in the mantle transition zone, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 538–551, 2015.

Tejada, Maria Luisa G., Takeshi Hanyu, Akira Ishikawa, Ryoko Senda, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Godfrey Fitton and Rebecca Williams, Re-Os isotope and platinum group elements of a FOcal ZOne mantle source, Louisville Seamounts Chain, Pacific ocean, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 486–504, 2015.

Niu, Xiongwei, Aiguo Ruan, Jiabiao Li, T. A. Minshull, Daniel Sauter, Zhenli Wu, Xuelin Qiu, Minghui Zhao, Y. John Chen and Satish Singh, Along-axis variation in crustal thickness at the ultraslow spreading Southwest Indian Ridge (50°E) from a wide-angle seismic experiment, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 468–485, 2015.

Ballmer, Maxim D., Clinton P. Conrad, Eugene I. Smith and Racheal Johnsen, Intraplate volcanism at the edges of the Colorado Plateau sustained by a combination of triggered edge-driven convection and shear-driven upwelling, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 366–379, 2015

Bizimis, Michael and Anne H. Peslier, Water in Hawaiian garnet pyroxenites: Implications for water heterogeneity in the mantle, Chemical Geology, 397, 61–75, 2015.

Peslier, Anne H., Michael Bizimis, Mark Matney, Water disequilibrium in olivines from Hawaiian peridotites: Recent metasomatism, H diffusion and magma ascent rates, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 154, 98-117, 2015.

He, Yumei, Lianxing Wen, Yann Capdeville, Liang Zhao, Seismic evidence for an Iceland thermo-chemical plume in the Earth's lowermost mantle, Earth Planet.Sci. Lett., 417, 19-27, 2015.

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