Mantle Heterogeneity

✦ Cross section of earth's mantle showing the resulting tracer particles from a numerical model of mantle heterogeneity. (From the work of van Keken and Brandenburg, 2007, 2008, used with permission).

Relevant Publications

Jackson, M. G., Shirey, S. B., Hauri, E. H., Kurz, M. D., & Rizo, H. (2016). Peridotite xenoliths from the Polynesian Austral and Samoa hotspots: Implications for the destruction of ancient 187Os and 142Nd isotopic domains and the preservation of Hadean 129Xe in the modern convecting mantle. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 185(Supplement C), 21–43.

Warren, J.M., and Shirey, S.B. (2012) Lead and osmium isotopic constraints on the oceanic mantle from single abyssal peridotite sulfides: Earth And Planetary Science Letters, v. 359, p. 279–293.

Widom, E., Hoernle, K. A., Shirey, S. B., & Schmincke, H. U. (1999). Os isotope systematics in the Canary Islands and Madeira: Lithospheric contamination and mantle plume signatures. Journal of Petrology, 40(2), 279–296.

Widom, E., & Shirey, S. B. (1996). Os isotope systematics in the Azores: implications for mantle plume sources. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 142(3), 451–465.

Shirey, S. B., Bender, J. F., & Langmuir, C. H. (1987). Three-component isotopic heterogeneity near the Oceanographer transform, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Nature, 325(6), 217–223.

Shirey, S.B., and Hanson, G.N., 1986, Mantle heterogeneity and crustal recycling in Archean granite-greenstone belts; evidence from Nd isotopes and trace elements in the Rainy Lake area, Superior Province, Ontario, Canada: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 50, p. 2631-2651.