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last updated 26th September, 2017

Wang, Chengzu, Richard G. Gordon and Tuo Zhang, Bounds on Geologically Current Rates of Motion of Groups of Hotspots, Accepted manuscript online: 2 JUN 2017 06:05PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2017GL073430

Trela, Jarek, Esteban Gazel, Alexander V. Sobolev, Lowell Moore, Michael Bizimis et al., The hottest lavas of the Phanerozoic and the survival of deep Archaean reservoirs, Nature Geoscience, 10, 451 - 456, doi:10.1038/ngeo2954

Parsons, A.J., A.G. Whitham, S.R.A. Kelly, B.P.H. Vautravers, T.J.S. Dalton, S.D. Andrews, C.S. Pickles, D.P. Strogen, W. Braham, D.W. Jolley, and F.J. Gregory, Structural evolution and basin architecture of the Traill Ø region, NE Greenland: A record of polyphase rifting of the East Greenland continental margin, Geosphere, 13, 733-770, 2017.

Chen, Haichao, Fenglin Niu, Masayuki Obayashi, Stephen P. Grand, Hitoshi Kawakatsu, Y. John Chen, Jieyuan Ning, Satoru Tanaka, Mantle seismic anisotropy beneath NE China and implications for the lithospheric delamination hypothesis beneath the southern Great Xing'an range, Earth. Planet. Sci. Lett., 471, 32-41, 2017.

Ren, Zhong-Yuan, Ya-Dong Wu, Le Zhang, Alexander R.L. Nichols, Lu-Bing Hong, Yin-Hui Zhang, Yan Zhang, Jian-Qiang Liu, Yi-Gang Xu, Primary magmas and mantle sources of Emeishan basalts constrained from major element, trace element and Pb isotope compositions of olivine-hosted melt inclusions, Geochim. et Cosmochim. Acta., 208, 63-85, 2017.

van der Meer, Q.H.A., T.E. Waight, J.M. Scott, C. Münker, Variable sources for Cretaceous to recent HIMU and HIMU-like intraplate magmatism in New Zealand, Earth. Planet. Sci. Lett., 469, 27-41, 2017.

Jones, T. D., D. R. Davies, I. H. Campbell, G. Iaffaldano, G. Yaxley, S. C. Kramer, The concurrent emergence and causes of double volcanic hotspot tracks on the Pacific plate, Nature, 545, 472–476, doi:10.1038/nature22054

Adam, Claudia, Mark J. Caddick and Scott D. King, Pyroxenite causes fat plumes and stagnant slabs, Geophys. Res. Lett., DOI: 10.1002/2017GL072943

Heit, Benjamin, Flor de Lis Mancilla, Xiaohui Yuan, Jose Morales, Daniel Stich, Rosa Martín and Antonio Molina-Aguilera, Tearing of the mantle lithosphere along the intermediate-depth seismicity zone beneath the Gibraltar Arc – The onset of lithospheric delamination, Geophys. Res. Lett., DOI: 10.1002/2017GL073358, 2017.

Polyansky, Oleg P., Andrei V. Prokopiev, Olga V. Koroleva, Mikhail D. Tomshin, Vladimir V. Reverdatto, Alexander Yu. Selyatitsky, Alexei V. Travin, Dmitry A. Vasiliev , Temporal correlation between dyke swarms and crustal extension in the middle Palaeozoic Vilyui rift basin, Siberian platform, Lithos, 282-283, 45-64, 2017.

Kuritani, Takesh,iTetsuya Sakuyama, Natsumi Kamada, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Mitsuhiro Nakagawa, Fluid-fluxed melting of mantle versus decompression melting of hydrous mantle plume as the cause of intraplate magmatism over a stagnant slab: Implications from Fukue Volcano Group, SW Japan, Lithos, 282-283, 98-110, 2017

Xia, Qun-Ke, Jia Liu, István Kovács, Yan-Tao Hao, Pei Li, Xiao-Zhi Yang, Huan Chen and Yin-Min Sheng, Water in the upper mantle and deep crust of eastern China: concentration, distribution and implications, National Science Review, doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwx016

Lambart, S., No direct contribution of recycled crust in Icelandic basalts, Geochem. Persp. Lett., (2017) 4, 7-12 | doi: 10.7185/geochemlet.1728

Yeh, M.-W. and Shellnutt, J. G. The initial break-up of Pangaea elicited by Late Palæozoic deglaciation. Sci. Rep. 6, 31442; doi: 10.1038/srep31442 (2016).

Schilling, J.-G. and R.H. Kingsley, Platinum-group elements (PGE), Re, Ni, Cu, Ag and Cd variations along the Reykjanes Ridge and Iceland South-West, unpublished working paper.

Forrest, A., Kelley, K.A. and J.-G. Schilling, Platinum-group elements (PGE), Re, Ni, Cu, Ag and Cd variations along the Reykjanes Ridge and Iceland South-West, unpublished working paper.

Molnar, N. E., A. R. Cruden and P. G. Betts, Interactions between propagating rotational rifts and linear rheological heterogeneities: Insights from three-dimensional laboratory experiments, Tectonics, 36, 420–443, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/2016TC004447

Zhu, Yu-Sheng, Jin-Hui Yang, Jin-Feng Sun, and Hao Wang, Zircon Hf-O isotope evidence for recycled oceanic and continental crust in the sources of alkaline rocks, Geology, 45, 407-410, 2017.

Buck, W. Roger, The role of magmatic loads and rift jumps in generating seaward dipping reflectors on volcanic rifted margins, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 466, 62-69, 2017.

Warren, C., Plate tectonics: When ancient continents collide, Nature Geoscience, 10, 245 - 246, doi:10.1038/ngeo2918

Pande, Kanchan, Vadakkeyakath Yatheesh, Hetu Sheth, 40Ar/39Ar dating of theMumbai tholeiites and Panvel flexure: intense 62.5Ma onshore–offshore Deccan magmatism during India-Laxmi Ridge–Seychelles breakup, Geophys. J. Int., 210, 1160-1170, 2017, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx205

Sheth, Hetu, Kanchan Pande, Anjali Vijayan, Kamal Kant Sharma, Ciro Cucciniello, Recurrent Early Cretaceous, Indo-Madagascar (89–86 Ma) and Deccan (66 Ma) alkaline magmatism in the Sarnu-Dandali complex, Rajasthan: 40Ar/39Ar age evidence and geodynamic significance, Lithos, 284–285, 512–524, 2017.

Pande, Kanchan, Ciro Cucciniello, Hetu Sheth, Anjali Vijayan1, Kamal Kant Sharma, Ritesh Purohit, K. C. Jagadeesan, Sapna Shinde, Polychronous (Early Cretaceous to Palaeogene) emplacement of the Mundwara alkaline complex, Rajasthan, India: 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, petrochemistry and geodynamics, Int J Earth Sci (Geol Rundsch), 106:1487–1504, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s00531-016-1362-8.

Le Pourhiet, Laetitia, Dave A. May, Lucas Huille, Louise Watremez, Sylvie Leroy, A genetic link between transform and hyper-extended margins, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 465, 184-192, 2017.

Ganne, Jérôme and Xiaojun Feng, Primary magmas and mantle temperatures through time, G3, Version of Record online: 11 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006787

Oostingh, K. F., F. Jourdan, E. L. Matchan and D. Phillips, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology reveals rapid change from plume-assisted to stress-dependent volcanism in the Newer Volcanic Province, SE Australia, G3, Version of Record online: 21 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006601

Kim, Jonguk, Sang-Joon Pak, Jai-Woon Moon, Sang-Mook Lee, Jihye Oh and Finlay M. Stuart, Mantle heterogeneity in the source region of mid-ocean ridge basalts along the northern central Indian Ridge (8°–17°S), G3, Accepted manuscript online: 17 MAR 2017 11:40AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006673

Sano, T., Results of basement drilling on oceanic LIPs, J. Geol. Soc. Japan., 123, 207-223, 2017.

Jones, T. D., D. R. Davies, I. H. Campbell, G. Iaffaldano, G. Yaxley, S. C. Kramer & C. R. WilsonThe concurrent emergence and causes of double volcanic hotspot tracks on the Pacific plate, Nature, 545, 472–476, doi:10.1038/nature22054

Reid, Mary R., W. Kirk Schleiffarth, Michael A. Cosca, Jonathan R. Delph, Janne Blichert-Toft and Kari M. Cooper, Shallow melting of MORB-like mantle under hot continental lithosphere, Central Anatolia, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Accepted manuscript online: 3 APR 2017 02:35AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006772

Dai, Fu-Qiang, Zi-Fu Zhao, Yong-Fei Zheng, Partial melting of the orogenic lower crust: Geochemical insights from post-collisional alkaline volcanics in the Dabie orogen, Chem. Geol., 454, 25-43, 2017.

Andrault, D., N. Bolfan-Casanova, M.A. Bouhifd, A. Boujibar, G. Garbarino, G. Manthilake, M. Mezouar, J. Monteux, P. Parisiades, G. Pesce, Toward a coherent model for the melting behavior of the deep Earth’s mantle, PEPI, 265, 67-81, 2017.

Zhong, Yuan, Li-Hui Chen, Xiao-Jun Wang, Guo-Liang Zhang, Lie-Wen Xie, Gang Zeng, Magnesium isotopic variation of oceanic island basalts generated by partial melting and crustal recycling, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 463, 127-135, 2017

Pérez-Díaz, L. and G. Eagles, A new high-resolution seafloor age grid for the South Atlantic, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18(1), 457–470, Record online: 27 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006750

Reid, Mary R. and Jorge A. Vazquez, Fitful and protracted magma assembly leading to a giant eruption, Youngest Toba Tuff, Indonesia, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18(1), 156–177, Record online: 22 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006641

Mazza, Sarah E., Esteban Gazel, Elizabeth A. Johnson, Michael Bizimis, Ryan McAleer and C. Berk Biryol, Post-rift magmatic evolution of the eastern North American “passive-aggressive” margin, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18(1), 3–22, Record online: 9 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006646

Coltice, Nicolas, Mélanie Gérault, Martina Ulvrová, A mantle convection perspective on global tectonics, Earth-Science Reviews, 165, 120-150, 2017.

Sarafian, E., Gaetani, G.A., Hauri, E.H., Sarafian, A.R., Experimental constraints on the damp peridotite solidus and oceanic mantle potential temperature, Science, 355(6328), 942-945. doi: 10.1126/science.aaj2165.

Matsuno, Tetsuo, Daisuke Suetsugu, Kiyoshi Baba, Noriko Tada, Hisayoshi Shimizu, Hajime Shiobara, Takehi Isse, Hiroko Sugioka, Aki Ito, Masayuki Obayashi, Hisashi Utada, Mantle transition zone beneath a normal seafloor in the northwestern Pacific: Electrical conductivity, seismic thickness, and water content, Earth. Planet. Sci. Lett., 462, 189-198.

Gerbault, Muriel, Fabrice J. Fontaine, Michel Rabinowicz, Misha Bystricky, Elastic flexure controls magma trajectories and explains the offset of primary volcanic activity upstream of mantle plume axis at la Réunion and Hawaii hotspot islands, Earth. Planet. Sci. Lett., 462,142-156.

Schlömer, Antje, Wolfram H. Geissler, Wilfried Jokat, Marion Jegen, Hunting for the Tristan mantle plume – An upper mantle tomography around the volcanic island of Tristan da Cunha, Earth. Planet. Sci. Lett., 462, 122-131.

Jackson, M. G., J. G. Konter, T.W. Becker, Primordial helium entrained by the hottest mantle plumes, Nature, 542, 340–343, 2017, doi:10.1038/nature21023

Meyzen, Christine Marie, Andrea Marzoli, Giuliano Bellieni and Gilles Levresse, Magmatic Activity on a Motionless Plate: the Case of East Island, Crozet Archipelago (Indian Ocean), Journal of Petrology, 57, No. 7, 1409–1436, doi: 10.1093/petrology/egw045

Wasilewski, Benjamin, Luc S. Doucet, Bertrand Moine, Hugues Beunon, Guillaume Delpech, Nadine Mattielli, Vinciane Debaille, Adélie Delacour, Michel Grégoire, Damien Guillaume, Jean-Yves Cottin, Ultra-refractory mantle within oceanic plateau: Petrology of the spinel harzburgites from Lac Michèle, Kerguelen Archipelago, Lithos, 272–273, 336-349, 2017.

Svennevig, K., P. Guarnieri, and L. Stemmerik (2016), Tectonic inversion in the Wandel Sea Basin: A new structural model of Kilen (eastern North Greenland), Tectonics, 35, 2896–2917, doi:10.1002/2016TC004152.

Szymanski, E., D. F. Stockli, P. R. Johnson, and C. Hager (2016), Thermochronometric evidence for diffuse extension and two-phase rifting within the Central Arabian Margin of the Red Sea Rift, Tectonics, 35, 2863–2895, doi:10.1002/2016TC004336.

Chen, Huan, Qun-Ke Xia, Jannick Ingrin & Etienne Deloule,  Heterogeneous source components of intraplate basalts from NE China induced by the ongoing Pacific slab subduction, Earth Planet Sci Lett, 2017, 459: 208-220, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.11.030.

Van Avendonk, Harm J. A., Joshua K. Davis, Jennifer L. Harding & Lawrence A. Lawver, Decrease in oceanic crustal thickness since the breakup of Pangaea, Nature Geoscience 10, 58–61 (2017) doi:10.1038/ngeo2849

Richards, Mark A., Walter Alvarez, Stephen Self, Leif Karlstro, Paul R. Renne, Michael Mang, 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

Wang, Zhensheng, Timothy M. Kusky, Fabio A. Capitanio, Lithosphere thinning induced by slab penetration into a hydrous mantle transition zone, Geophy. Res. Lett., 43, 11,567–11,577, 2016.

Whipple, Kelin X., Roman A. DiBiase, William B. Ouimet, and Adam M. Forte, Preservation or piracy: Diagnosing low-relief, high-elevation surface formation mechanisms, Geology, 45, 91-94, 2017.

Sacek, Victor, Post-rift influence of small-scale convection on the landscape evolution at divergent continental margins, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 459, 48-57, 2017

van den Hove, Jackson C., Jozua Van Otterloo, Peter G. Betts, Laurent Ailleres, Ray A.F. Cas, Controls on volcanism at intraplate basaltic volcanic fields, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 459, 36-47, 2017.

Schiffer, Christian, Niels Balling, Jörg Ebbing, Bo Holm Jacobsen, Søren Bom Nielsen, Geophysical-petrological modelling of the East Greenland Caledonides – Isostatic support from crust and upper mantle, Tectonophysics, 692, 44-57, 2016.

Peace, A., K. McCaffrey, J. Imber, J. Phethean, G. Nowell, K. Gerdes, and E. Dempsey (2016), An evaluation of Mesozoic rift-related magmatism on the margins of the Labrador Sea: Implications for rifting and passive margin asymmetry, Geosphere, 12, 6, 1–24, doi: 10 .1130/GES01341.1.

Martinez, Fernando, Richard Hey, Propagating buoyant mantle upwelling on the Reykjanes Ridge, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 457, 10-22, 2017

Zhang, Guo-Liang, Chao Li, Interactions of the Greater Ontong Java mantle plume component with the Osbourn Trough, Sci. Rep., 6, Article number: 37561 (2016), doi:10.1038/srep37561

Pilet, S., N. Abe, L. Rochat, M.-A. Kaczmarek, N. Hiran3, S. Machida, D. M. Buchs, P. O. Baumgartner and O. Müntener, Pre-subduction metasomatic enrichment of the oceanic lithosphere induced by plate flexure, Nature Geoscience, 9, 898-904, 2016.

News & Views: Snow, J.E., Petit spots go big, Nature Geoscience, advance release.

Milidragovic, Dejan, John B. Chapman, Sebastian Bichlmaier, Dante Canil, Alex Zagorevski, H2O-driven generation of picritic melts in the Middle to Late Triassic Stuhini arc of the Stikine terrane, British Columbia, Canada, 65-77.

Chalot-Prat, Françoise, Carlo Doglioni, Trevor Falloon, Westward migration of oceanic ridges and related asymmetric upper mantle differentiation, Lithos, 268-271, 163–173.

Ramalho, Ricardo S., George Helffrich, José Madeira, Michael Cosca, Christine Thomas, Rui Quartau, Ana Hipólito, Alessio Rovere, Paul J. Hearty, and Sérgio P. Ávila, Emergence and evolution of Santa Maria Island (Azores)—The conundrum of uplifted islands revisited, Geological Society of America Bulletin, B31538.1, first published on October 21, 2016, doi:10.1130/B31538.1

Elkins, L.J., S.R. Scott, K.W.W. Sims, E.R. Rivers, C.W. Devey, M.K. Reagan, C. Hamelin, R.B. Pedersen, Exploring the role of mantle eclogite at mid-ocean ridges and hotspots: U-series constraints on Jan Mayen Island and the Kolbeinsey Ridge, Chem. Geol., 444, 128-140, 2016.

Ingalls, Miquela, David B. Rowley, Brian Currie & Albert S. Colman, Large-scale subduction of continental crust implied by India-Asia mass-balance calculation, Nature Geoscience, 9, 848 - 853, 2016.

Cogné, Nathan, Daniel Doepke, David Chew, Finlay M. Stuart, Chris Mark, Measuring plume-related exhumation of the British Isles in Early Cenozoic times, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 456, 1-15, 2016

Vlastélic, I., A. Gannoun, A. Di Muro, L. Gurioli, P. Bachèlery, J.M. Henot, Origin and fate of sulfide liquids in hotspot volcanism (La Réunion): Pb isotope constraints from residual Fe–Cu oxides, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 194, 179-192, 2016.

Whittaker, J.M., S.E. Williams, J.A. Halpin, T.J. Wild, J.D. Stilwell, F. Jourdan, N.R. Daczko, Eastern Indian Ocean microcontinent formation driven by plate motion changes, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 454, 203-212, 2016.

Silvio Ferrero, Bernd Wunder, Martin A. Ziemann, Markus Wälle, Patrick J. O'Brien, Carbonatitic and granitic melts produced under conditions of primary immiscibility during anatexis in the lower crust, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 454, 121-131, 2016.

Laura-May Baratin, Stéphane Mazzotti, Jean Chéry, Philippe Vernant, Abdelilah Tahayt, Taoufik Mourabit, Incipient mantle delamination, active tectonics and crustal thickening in Northern Morocco: Insights from gravity data and numerical modeling, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 454, 113-120, 2016.

Milidragovic, Dejan, John B. Chapman, Sebastian Bichlmaier, Dante Canil, Alex Zagorevski, H2O-driven generation of picritic melts in the Middle to Late Triassic Stuhini arc of the Stikine terrane, British Columbia, Canada, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 454, 65-77, 2016

Graham, David W., Peter J. Michael, Thomas Shea, Extreme incompatibility of helium during mantle melting: Evidence from undegassed mid-ocean ridge basalts, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 454, 192-202, 2016.

Martinez, F., R. Hey, Propagating buoyant mantle upwelling on the Reykjanes Ridge, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., in press

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