Plume/Lithosphere Interaction in the Generation of Continental and Oceanic Flood Basalts: Chemical and Isotopic Constraints

  1. John J. Mahoney and
  2. Millard F. Coffin
  1. John C. Lassiter and
  2. Donald J. DePaolo

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM100p0335

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

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

How to Cite

Lassiter, J. C. and DePaolo, D. J. (1997) Plume/Lithosphere Interaction in the Generation of Continental and Oceanic Flood Basalts: Chemical and Isotopic Constraints, 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/GM100p0335

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology and Geophysics, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California

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

  • Melt Fractions and Depth of Melt Generation

  • Crustal Assimilation or Melt Generation within the CLM?

  • Common Characteristics of Flood Basalts: Towards a General Model

  • Conclusions