The North Atlantic Igneous Province

  1. John J. Mahoney and
  2. Millard F. Coffin
  1. A. D. Saunders1,
  2. J. G. Fitton2,
  3. A. C. Kerr3,
  4. M. J. Norry3 and
  5. R. W. Kent3

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM100p0045

Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism

Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism

How to Cite

Saunders, A. D., Fitton, J. G., Kerr, A. C., Norry, M. J. and Kent, R. W. (1997) The North Atlantic Igneous Province, in Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism (eds J. J. Mahoney and M. F. Coffin), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM100p0045

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

  2. 2

    Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  3. 3

    Department of Geology, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900827

Online ISBN: 9781118664346

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Keywords:

  • Flood basalts;
  • Volcanism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Time Scale Used in this Chapter

  • The Tectonic Development of the North Atlantic Basins

  • The North Atlantic Igneous Province: A Review of Age, Duration, and Main Characteristics of the Magmatism

  • Rates of Magma Production and Crustal Generation

  • The Influence of the Continental Lithosphere

  • The Role of the Iceland Plume

  • Main Conclusions and Suggestions for Future Work