AFI 02/36_04 - Geochemical Tracing of Pacific-to-Atlantic Mantle Flow through the Drake Passage/Scotia Sea Gateway - Geochemical analysis of rock samples collected by dredging in the Scotia Sea, February and March 2004Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00279
Abstract: The initial aim of this project was to carry out a higher resolution geochemical study of mantle flow using existing samples. This confirmed flow from the Bouvet domain into the East Scotia Sea and placed constraints on flow pathways. The second stage was to sample further within the West Scotia Sea and to use elemental and isotope (Sr, Nd, Pb, Hf) analyses to fingerprint mantle provenance. The results were used to locate and investigate the nature of the Pacific-South Atlantic mantle domain boundary and thus to contribute to the understanding and quantification of global upper mantle fluxes.
Start Date: 2001-10-01Stop Date: 2005-09-30
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Barry, T.L., Pearce, J.A., Leat, P.T., Millar, I.L. and A.P. le Roex. Hf isotope ... evidence for selective mobility of high-field-strength elements in a subduction setting: South Sandwich Islands. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 252, 223-244.
Barry, T.L., Pearce, J.A., Leat, P.T. and Millar, I.L. 2005. Some isotopic constraints on fluid versus melt transfer from slab to wedge: Hf isotope evidence from the South Sandwich Arc. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69, A634-A634.
Leat, P.T., Pearce, J.A., Barker, P.F., Millar, I.L. and Larter, R.D. 2004. Magma genesis and mantle flow at a subducting slab edge: the South Sandwich arc-basin system. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 227, 17-35.
Pearce, J.A., Stern, R.J., Barry, T.L., Leat, P.T. and Millar, I.L. 2004. Geochemical tracing of mantle flow above subduction zones. EOS Trans. Amer. Geophys. Union, 80 (47), T23D-02. Leat, P.T., Pearce, J.A., Livermore, R. and Morris, P. 2004. Cruise Report: JR77 & JR78.
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DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-04-27