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Stephenson, R., K. Piepjohn, C. Schiffer, W. Von Gosen, G. N. Oakey and G. Anudu, Integrated crustal–geological cross-section of Ellesmere Island, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 460:7-17, first published on May 23, 2017, doi:10.1144/SP460.12


Schiffer, Christian and Randell Stephenson, Regional crustal architecture of Ellesmere Island, Arctic Canada, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 460:19-32, first published on June 12, 2017, doi:10.1144/SP460.8

Stoker, M. S., M. A. Stewart, P. M. Shannon, M. Bjerager, T. Nielsen, A. Blischke, B. O. Hjelstuen, C. Gaina, K. McDermott and J. Ólavsdóttir, An overview of the Upper Palaeozoic–Mesozoic stratigraphy of the NE Atlantic region, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 447:11-68, first published on August 11, 2016, doi:10.1144/SP447.2 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

Péron-Pinvidic, Gwenn, John R. Hopper, Martyn Stoker, Carmen Gaina, Thomas Funck, Uni E. Árting and Johannes Cornelis Doornenbal, The NE Atlantic region: a reappraisal of crustal structure, tectonostratigraphy and magmatic evolution – an introduction to the NAG-TEC project, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 447:1-10, first published on July 12, 2017, doi:10.1144/SP447.17 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE

Olierook, H. K. H., F. Jourdan, R. E. Merle, N. E. Timms, N. Kusznir, and J. R. Muhling (2016), Bunbury Basalt: Gondwana breakup products or earliest vestiges of the Kerguelen mantle plume?, Earth planet. Sci. Lett., 440, 20-32, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.02.008.

Schiffer, Christian, Alexander Peace, Jordan Phethean, Laurent Gernigon, Ken McCaffrey, Kenni D. Petersen and Gillian Foulger, The Jan Mayen microplate complex and the Wilson cycle, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 470, first published on February 1, 2018, doi:10.1144/SP470.2
http://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2018/01/31/SP470.2.abstract

Gardner, R. L., N. R. Daczko, J. A. Halpin, and J. M. Whittaker (2015), Discovery of a microcontinent (Gulden Draak Knoll) offshore Western Australia: Implications for East Gondwana reconstructions, Gondwana Research, 28, 1019-1031, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2014.08.013.

Kaushik Mitra, Souvik Mitra, Saibal Gupta, Satadru Bhattacharya, Prakash Chauhan and Nirmala Jain, Modelling basalt weathering at elevated CO2 concentrations: implications for terminal to post-magmatic rifting in the Deccan Traps, Kachchh, India, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 463:227-241, first published on July 17, 2017, doi:10.1144/SP463.8

Shellnutt, J. Gregory, The Panjal Traps, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 463:59-86, first published on July 6, 2017, doi:10.1144/SP463.4

Svensen, H. H., T. H. Torsvik, S. Callegaro, L. Augland, T. H. Heimdal, D. A. Jerram, S. Planke and E. Pereira, Gondwana Large Igneous Provinces: plate reconstructions, volcanic basins and sill volumes
Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 463:17-40, first published on August 30, 2017, doi:10.1144/SP463.7

Sensarma, Sarajit, Bryan C. Storey and Vivek P. Malviya, Gondwana Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs): distribution, diversity and significance, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 463:1-16, first published on November 27, 2017, doi:10.1144/SP463.11

Sauter, D., J. C. Ringenbach, M. Cannat, T. Maurin, G. Manatschal, and K. G. McDermott Intraplate deformation of oceanic crust in the West Somali Basin; insights from long-offset reflection seismic data, Tectonics, n/a-n/a, doi:10.1002/2017TC004700.

Vizán, Haroldo, Claudia Beatriz Prezzi, Silvana Evangelina Geuna, María Silvia Japas, Emiliano Manuel Renda, Juan Franzese and María Andrea Van Zele, Paleotethys slab pull, self-lubricated weak lithospheric zones, poloidal and toroidal plate motions, and Gondwana tectonics, Geosphere, 13, 1541-1554, 2017.

Bredow, E., & Steinberger, B. (2018). Variable melt production rate of the Kerguelen hotspot due to long-term plume-ridge interaction. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 126–136.

Watson, S. J., J. M. Whittaker, J. A. Halpin, S. E. Williams, L. A. Milan, N. R. Daczko, and D. A. Wyman (2016), Tectonic drivers and the influence of the Kerguelen plume on seafloor spreading during formation of the early Indian Ocean, Gondwana Research, 35, 97-114

Aarseth, I., R. Mjelde, A. J. Breivik, A. Minakov, J. I. Faleide, E. Flueh, and R. S. Huismans (2017), Crustal structure and evolution of the Arctic Caledonides: Results from controlled-source seismology, Tectonophysics, 718, 9-24.

Jackson, C. R. M., N. R. Bennett, Z. Du, E. Cottrell, and Y. Fei (2018), Early episodes of high-pressure core formation preserved in plume mantle, Nature, 553, 491, doi:10.1038/nature25446

Yu, S. and Garnero, E. J. (2018), Ultra-Low Velocity Zone Locations: A Global Assessment. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst.. Accepted Author Manuscript. 

Mehouachi, F., and S. C. Singh (2018), Water-rich sublithospheric melt channel in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean, Nature Geoscience, 11, 65-69, doi:10.1038/s41561-017-0034-z.

Zhou, Q., L. Liu, and J. Hu (2018), Western US volcanism due to intruding oceanic mantle driven by ancient Farallon slabs, Nature Geoscience, 11, 70-76, doi:10.1038/s41561-017-0035-y.

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 and Planetary Science Letters, 454, 2016, 203-212

Beniest, A., A. Koptev, E. Burov, Numerical models for continental break-up: Implications for the South Atlantic, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 461, 2017, 176-189

Planert, Lars, Jan Behrmann, Wilfried Jokat, Tanja Fromm, Trond Ryberg, Michael Weber, Christian Haberland, The wide-angle seismic image of a complex rifted margin, offshore North Namibia: Implications for the tectonics of continental breakup, Tectonophysics, 716, 2017, 130-148

Blanco-Montenegro, Isabel, Fuensanta G. Montesinos, José Arnoso , Aeromagnetic anomalies reveal the link between magmatism and tectonics during the early formation of the Canary Islands, Scientific Reports 8, Article number: 42 (2018), doi:10.1038/s41598-017-18813-w

Mortimer, N., P. B. Gans, S. Meffre, C. E. Martin, M. Seton, S. Williams, R. E. Turnbull, P. G. Quilty, S. Micklethwaite, C. Timm, R. Sutherland, F. Bache, J. Collot, P. Maurizot, P. Rouillard, and N. Rollet, Regional volcanism of northern Zealandia: post-Gondwana break-up magmatism on an extended, submerged continent, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 463, first published on August 16, 2017

Péron-Pinvidic, Gwenn, John R. Hopper, Martyn Stoker, Carmen Gaina, Thomas Funck, Uni E. Árting, and Johannes Cornelis Doornenbal, The NE Atlantic region: a reappraisal of crustal structure, tectonostratigraphy and magmatic evolution – an introduction to the NAG-TEC project, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 447, first published on July 12, 2017

Schoonman, C.M., N.J. White, D. Pritchard, Radial viscous fingering of hot asthenosphere within the Icelandic plume beneath the North Atlantic Ocean, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 468, 2017, 51-61

Yaying Wang, Lingsen Zeng, Paul D. Asimow, Li-E Gao, Chi Ma, Paula M. Antoshechkina, Chunli Guo, Kejun Hou, Suohan Tang, Early Cretaceous high-Ti and low-Ti mafic magmatism in Southeastern Tibet: Insights into magmatic evolution of the Comei Large Igneous Province, Lithos, 296–299, 2018, 396-411

Ivanov, Alexei V, .Elena I. Demonterova, Valery M. Savatenkov, Alexander B. Perepelov, Viktor V. Ryabov, Artem Y. Shevko, Late Triassic (Carnian) lamproites from Noril'sk, polar Siberia: Evidence for melting of the recycled Archean crust and the question of lamproite source for some placer diamond deposits of the Siberian Craton, Lithos, 296–299, 2018, 67-78

Nirrengarten, M., Manatschal, G., Tugend, J., Kusznir, N. & Sauter, D. (2017). Kinematic evolution of the southern North Atlantic: implications for the formation of hyper-extended rift systems. Tectonics36

Parnell-Turner, R.E., N.J. White, J. Maclennan, T.J. Henstock, B.J. Murton, S.M. Jones, Crustal manifestations of a hot transient pulse at 60°N beneath the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 363, 2013, 109-120

Tibaldi, A., F.L. Bonali, P. Einarsson, Á.R. Hjartardóttir, F.A. Pasquarè Mariotto, Partitioning of Holocene kinematics and interaction between the Theistareykir Fissure Swarm and the Husavik-Flatey Fault, North Iceland, Journal of Structural Geology, 83, 2016, 134-155

Freeburn, Rebecca, Pierre Bouilhol, Ben Maunder, Valentina Magni, Jeroen van Hunen, Numerical models of the magmatic processes induced by slab breakoff, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 478, 2017, 203-213

Zwaan, Frank, Guido Schreurs, John Naliboff, Susanne J.H. Buiter, Insights into the effects of oblique extension on continental rift interaction from 3D analogue and numerical models, Tectonophysics, 693, 239-260

Millett, J.M., M.J. Hole, D.W. Jolley, S.R. Passey, Geochemical stratigraphy and correlation within large igneous provinces: The final preserved stages of the Faroe Islands Basalt Group, Lithos, 286–287, 2017, 1-15

Pa?gan, Dominik, Colin W. Devey, Isobel A. Yeo, Volcanism and hydrothermalism on a hotspot–influenced ridge: Comparing Reykjanes Peninsula and Reykjanes Ridge, Iceland, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 348, 2017, 62-81

Hanyu, Takeshi, Maria Luisa G. Tejada, Kenji Shimizu, Osamu Ishizuka, Toshiyuki Fujii, Jun-Ichi Kimura, Qing Chang, Ryoko Senda, Takashi Miyazaki, Yuka Hirahara, Bogdan S. Vaglarov, Kosuke T. Goto, Akira Ishikawa, Collision-induced post-plateau volcanism: Evidence from a seamount on Ontong Java Plateau, Lithos, 294–295, 2017, 87-96

Révillon, Sidonie, Hervé Guillou, René C. Maury, Catherine Chauvel, Daniel Aslanian, Ewan Pelleter, Vincent Scao, Benoît Loubrieu, Martin Patriat, Young Marquesas volcanism finally located, Lithos, 294–295, 2017, 356-361

Granot, Roi, Jérôme Dyment, The Cretaceous opening of the South Atlantic Ocean, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 414, 2015, 156-163, ISSN 0012-821X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.01.015

Liu, J., Q. Hu, D. Young Kim, Z. Wu, W. Wang, Y. Xiao, P. Chow, Y. Meng, V. B. Prakapenka, H.-K. Mao, W. L. Mao, Hydrogen-bearing iron peroxide and the origin of ultralow-velocity zones, Nature, 551, 494, 2017.

Siler, D. L., & Karson, J. A. (2017). Along- axis structure and crustal construction processes of spreading segments in Iceland: Implications for magmatic rifts. Tectonics, 36, 2068–2084

Nonn, Chloé, Sylvie Leroy, Khaled Khanbari, Abdulhakim Ahmed, Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the eastern Gulf of Aden conjugate passive margins: Narrowness and asymmetry in oblique rifting context, Tectonophysics, 721, 2017, 322-348

Theissen-Krah, S., D. Zastrozhnov, M.M. Abdelmalak, D.W. Schmid, J.I. Faleide, L. Gernigon, Tectonic evolution and extension at the Møre Margin – Offshore mid-Norway, Tectonophysics, 721, 2017, 227-238

Sammarco, Carmelo, David G. Cornwell, Nicholas Rawlinson, Ambient noise tomography reveals basalt and sub-basalt velocity structure beneath the Faroe Islands, North Atlantic, Tectonophysics, 721, 2017, 1-11.

Tectonophysics
Volume 716, Pages 1-240, 2 October 2017

Progress in understanding passive continental margins
…with many papers on the Tristan da Cunha system

Ed: M. Scheck-Wenderoth, G. Uenzelmann-Neben, R. Trumbull & P. Kukla

Fromm, Tanja, Wilfried Jokat, Jan H. Behrmann, Interaction between a hotspot and a fracture zone: The crustal structure of Walvis Ridge at 6° E, Tectonophysics, 716, 2017, 108-120

Jokat, Wilfried, Stefanie Reents, Hotspot volcanism in the southern South Atlantic: Geophysical constraints on the evolution of the southern Walvis Ridge and the Discovery Seamounts, Tectonophysics, 716, 2017, 77-89

Fromm, T., W. Jokat, T. Ryberg, J.H. Behrmann, C. Haberland, M. Weber, The onset of Walvis Ridge: Plume influence at the continental margin, Tectonophysics, 716, 2017, 90-107

Baba, Kiyoshi, Jin Chen, Malte Sommer, Hisashi Utada, Wolfram H. Geissler, Wilfried Jokat, Marion Jegen, Marine magnetotellurics imaged no distinct plume beneath the Tristan da Cunha hotspot in the southern Atlantic Ocean, In Tectonophysics, Volume 716, 2017, Pages 52-63

Geissler, Wolfram H., Wilfried Jokat, Marion Jegen, Kiyoshi Baba, Thickness of the oceanic crust, the lithosphere, and the mantle transition zone in the vicinity of the Tristan da Cunha hot spot estimated from ocean-bottom and ocean-island seismometer receiver functions, Tectonophysics, 716, 2017, 33-51

Mitchell, A.L., Gaetani, G.A., O’Leary, J.A. et al. Contrib Mineral Petrol (2017) 172: 85. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00410-017-1401-x

Jing Sun, Zheng Liu, Shuai Zhang, Xiaoguang Li, Jiafu Qi, Large-scale removal of lithosphere underneath the North China Craton in the Early Cretaceous: Geochemical constraints from volcanic lavas in the Bohai Bay Basin, Lithos, 292–293, 2017, 69-80

Karson, J.A. (2017). The Iceland plate boundary zone: Propagating rifts, migrating transforms, and rift-parallel strike-slip faults. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18, 4043–4054.

Breivik, Asbjørn Johan, Jan Inge Faleide, Rolf Mjelde, Ernst R. Flueh, Yoshio Murai, A new tectono-magmatic model for the Lofoten/Vesterålen Margin at the outer limit of the Iceland Plume influence, Tectonophysics, 718, 25-44

Béguelin, Paul, Michael Bizimis, Christoph Beier, Simon Turner, Rift–plume interaction reveals multiple generations of recycled oceanic crust in Azores lavas, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 218, 132-152.

Li, Mingming, Shijie Zhong, The source location of mantle plumes from 3D spherical models of mantle convection, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 478, 47-57.

Bredow, E., B. Steinberger, R. Gassmöller, and J. Dannberg (2017), How plume-ridge interaction shapes the crustal thickness pattern of the Réunion hotspot track, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 2930–2948, doi: 10.1002/2017GC006875.

Collier, J. S., C. McDermott, G. Warner, N. Gyori, M. Schnabel, K. McDermott and B. W. Horn, New constraints on the age and style of continental breakup in the South Atlantic from magnetic anomaly data, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 477 27--40 (2017).

Wang, Z., Kusky, T. M., & Capitanio, F. A. (2017). Ancient continental lithosphere dislocated beneath ocean basins along the mid-lithosphere discontinuity: A hypothesis. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 9253–9260. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL074686

Anderson, Kyle R. & Michael P. Poland, Abundant carbon in the mantle beneath Hawai'i, Nature Geoscience, 10, 704 - 708, doi:10.1038/ngeo3007

Dai L, Li S, Li Z-H, Somerville I, Liu X. Dynamic processes and mechanisms for collision to post-orogenic extension in the Western Dabie Orogen: Insights from numerical modeling. Geological Journal 2017; 1–15 https://doi.org/10.1002/gj.2993

Svensen, H. H., T. H. Torsvik, S. Callegaro, L. Augland, T. H. Heimdal, D. A. Jerram, S. Planke, and E. Pereira, Gondwana Large Igneous Provinces: plate reconstructions, volcanic basins and sill volumes, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 463, first published on August 30, 2017, doi:10.1144/SP463.7

Jones, A. G., J. C. Afonso, and J. Fullea (2017), Geochemical and geophysical constrains on the dynamic topography of the Southern African Plateau, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 3556–3575

Kjarsgaard, B. A., L. M. Heaman, C. Sarkar, and D. G. Pearson (2017), The North America mid-Cretaceous kimberlite corridor: Wet, edge-driven decompression melting of an OIB-type deep mantle source, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 2727–2747

Borisova, A. Y., W. A. Bohrson, and M. Grégoire (2017), Origin of primitive ocean island basalts by crustal gabbro assimilation and multiple recharge of plume-derived melts, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 2701–2716.

Moore, William B., Justin I. Simon, A. Alexander G. Webb, Heat-pipe planets, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 474, 2017, 13-19, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.06.015.

Niu, Yaoling, Xuefa Shi, Tiegang Li, Shiguo Wu, Weidong Sun, Rixiang Zhu, Testing the mantle plume hypothesis: an IODP effort to drill into the Kamchatka-Okhotsk Sea basement, Science Bulletin, 62, 1464 (2017)

Brueseke, M.E., Downey, A.C., Dodd, Z.C., Hart, W.K., Adams, D.C., and Benowitz, J.A., 2017, The leading wisps of Yellowstone: Post–ca. 5 Ma extension-related magmatism in the upper Wind River Basin, Wyoming (USA), associated with the Yellowstone hotspot tectonic parabola: Geosphere, 14, 1–21, doi:10.1130/GES01553.1.

Agius, Matthew R., Catherine A. Rychert, Nicholas Harmon, Gabi Laske, Mapping the mantle transition zone beneath Hawaii from Ps receiver functions: Evidence for a hot plume and cold mantle downwellings, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 474, 2017, 226-236, ISSN 0012-821X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.06.033.

Göğüş, Oğuz H., Russell N. Pysklywec, A. M. C. Şengör, Erkan Gün, Drip tectonics and the enigmatic uplift of the Central Anatolian Plateau, Nature Communications, B, Article numbe 1538, 2017, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01611-3

Zhang, T., R. G. Gordon, J. K. Mishra, and C. Wang (2017), The Malpelo Plate Hypothesis and implications for

of the Cocos-Nazca-Pacific plate motion circuit, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 8213–8218, doi:10.1002/ 2017GL073704.

Xu, Wenjing, Xisheng Xu, Gang Zeng, Crustal contamination versus an enriched mantle source for intracontinental mafic rocks: Insights from early Paleozoic mafic rocks of the South China Block, Lithos, 286-287, 388-395

Witte, M., S. Jung, J.A. Pfänder, R.L. Romer, B. Mayer, D. Garbe-Schönberg, OIB signatures in basin-related lithosphere-derived alkaline basalts from the Batain basin (Oman) — Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar ages and Nd–Sr–Pb–Hf isotopes, Lithos, 286-287, 109-124

Ngwa, Caroline N., Thor H. Hansteen, Colin W. Devey, Froukje M.van der Zwan, Cheo E. Suh, Origin and evolution of primitive melts from the Debunscha Maar, Cameroon: Consequences for mantle source heterogeneity within the Cameroon Volcanic Line, Lithos, 288–289, 326-337.

Niu, Y. et al. Testing the mantle plume hypothesis: an IODP effort to drill into the Kamchatka-Okhotsk Sea system. Sci Bull (2017), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scib.2017.09.019

Stoker, Martyn S., Simon P. Holford and Richard R. Hillis, A rift-to-drift record of vertical crustal motions in the Faroe–Shetland Basin, NW European margin: establishing constraints on NE Atlantic evolution, Journal of the Geological Society, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2017-076

Yang G, Li Y, Tong L, Wang Z, Wu L. Oceanic island basalts in ophiolitic mélanges of the Central China Orogen: An overview. Geological Journal. 2017;1–19. https://doi.org/10.1002/gj.2977

Yuan, Kaiqing and Barbara Romanowicz, Seismic evidence for partial melting at the root of major hot spot plumes, Science, 357, 393-397.

Valer, Marina, Pierre Schiano & Patrick Bachèlery, Geochemical characteristics of the La Réunion mantle plume source inferred from olivine-hosted melt inclusions from the adventive cones of Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion Island), Cont. Min. Pet.,172,

Zhao, Dapeng, Big mantle wedge, anisotropy, slabs and earthquakes beneath the Japan Sea, PEPI, 270, 9-28, 2017.

Kästle, Emanuel D., Michael Weber and Frank Krüger, Complex Deep Structure of the African Low-Velocity Zone, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2017) 107 (4): 1688-1703.

Alexei V. Ivanov, Sebastien Meffre, Jay Thompson, Fernando Corfu, Vadim S. Kamenetsky, Maya B. Kamenetsky, Elena I. Demonterova, Timing and genesis of the Karoo-Ferrar large igneous province: New high precision U-Pb data for Tasmania confirm short duration of the major magmatic pulse, Chemical Geology, 455, 2017, 32-43, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.10.008.

Frost, Daniel A., Sebastian Rost, Edward J. Garnero, Mingming Li, Seismic evidence for Earth's crusty deep mantle, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 470, 54-63

Borisova, A. Y., W. A. Bohrson, and M. Grégoire (2017), Origin of primitive ocean island basalts by crustal gabbro assimilation and multiple recharge of plume-derived melts, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 2701–2716, doi:10.1002/2017GC006986.

Tharimena, S., C. Rychert, N. Harmon, A unified continental thickness from seismology and diamonds suggests a melt-defined plate, Science, 357, 580-583, DOI: 10.1126/science.aan0741

Biari, Y., F. Klingelhoefer, M. Sahabi, T. Funck, M. Benabdellouahed, M. Schnabel, C. Reichert, M.-A. Gutscher, A. Bronner, and J. A. Austin (2017), Opening of the central Atlantic Ocean: Implications for geometric rifting and asymmetric initial seafloor spreading after continental breakup, Tectonics, 36, 1129–1150, doi:10.1002/2017TC004596.

Hart, N. R., D. F. Stockli, L. L. Lavier, and N. W. Hayman (2017), Thermal evolution of a hyperextended rift basin, Mauléon Basin, western Pyrenees, Tectonics, 36, 1103–1128, doi:10.1002/2016TC004365.

Schmeelk, D., R. Bendick, M. Stickney, and C. Bomberger (2017), Kinematic evidence for the effect of changing
plate boundary conditions on the tectonics of the northern U.S. Rockies, Tectonics, 36, 1090–1102, doi:10.1002/ 2016TC004427.

Kjarsgaard, B. A., L. M. Heaman, C. Sarkar, and D. G. Pearson (2017), The North America mid-Cretaceous kimberlite corridor: Wet, edge-driven decompression melting of an OIB-typedeep mantle source, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 2727–2747, doi:10.1002/2016GC006761.

Jim á Horni, John R. Hopper, Anett Blischke, Wolfram H. Geisler, Margaret Stewart, Kenneth McDermott, Maria Judge, Ögmundur Erlendsson and Uni ÁrtingRegional distribution of volcanism within the North Atlantic Igneous Province, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 447, 11 July 2017, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP447.18

Péron-Pinvidic, Gwenn, John R. Hopper, Martyn Stoker, Carmen Gaina, Thomas Funck, Uni E. Ártin and Johannes Cornelis Doornenbal, The NE Atlantic region: a reappraisal of crustal structure, tectonostratigraphy and magmatic evolution – an introduction to the NAG-TEC project, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 447, 1-10, 12 July 2017, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP447.17

Borisova, A. Y., W. A. Bohrson, and M. Grégoire (2017), Origin of primitive ocean island basalts by crustal gabbro assimilation and multiple recharge of plume-derived melts, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 2701–2716, doi:10.1002/2017GC006986.

Matzen, Andrew K., Bernard J. Wood, Michael B. Baker & Edward M. Stolper, The roles of pyroxenite and peridotite in the mantle sources of oceanic basalts, Nature Geoscience, 10, 530 - 535, doi:10.1038/ngeo2968

Døssing, A., C. Gaina, and J. M. Brozena (2017), Building and breaking a large igneous province: An example from the High Arctic, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 6011–6019, doi:10.1002/2016GL072420.

Conrad, C. P., K. Selway, M. M. Hirschmann, M. D. Ballmer, and P. Wessel (2017), Constraints on volumes and patterns of asthenospheric melt from the space-time distribution of seamounts, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 7203–7210, doi:10.1002/2017GL074098.

Lynner, C., M. L. Anderson, D. E. Portner, S. L. Beck, and H. Gilbert (2017), Mantle flow through a tear in the Nazca slab inferred from shear wave splitting, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 6735–6742, doi:10.1002/2017GL074312.

Adam, C., M. J. Caddick, and S. D. King (2017), Pyroxenite causes fat plumes and stagnant slabs, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 4730–4737, doi:10.1002/2017GL072943.

de Leeuw, G.A.M., R.M. Ellam, F.M. Stuart, R.W. Carlson, 142Nd/144Nd inferences on the nature and origin of the source of high 3He/4He magmas, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 472, 62-68, 2017.

Agius, Matthew R., Catherine A. Rychert, Nicholas Harmon, Gabi Laske, Mapping the mantle transition zone beneath Hawaii from Ps receiver functions: Evidence for a hot plume and cold mantle downwellings, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 474, 226-236, 2017.

Reed, C. A., K. H. Liu, Y. Yu, and S. S. Gao (2017), Seismic anisotropy and mantle dynamics beneath the Malawi Rift Zone, East Africa, Tectonics, 36, 1338–1351, doi:10.1002/2017TC004519.

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