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By John J. Mahoney, Millard F. Coffin

Published via the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

Continental flood basalts, volcanic passive margins, and oceanic plateaus signify the most important recognized volcanic episodes on our planet, but they aren't simply defined via plate tectonics. certainly, a few tend to checklist classes while the outward move of fabric and effort from the Earth's inside operated in a considerably assorted mode than at this time. in recent times, curiosity in large-scale mafic magmatism has surged as high-precision geochronological, distinct geochemical, and more and more subtle geophysical info became to be had for lots of provinces. in spite of the fact that, the sheer quantity of modern fabric, frequently within the kind of distinctive collaborative study initiatives, can weigh down rookies to the sector and specialists alike because the literature maintains to develop dramatically. the necessity for an up to date evaluate quantity on a large subset of the most important continental and oceanic flood basalt provinces, termed huge igneous provinces, was once well-known via the fee on Large-Volume Basaltic Provinces (International organization of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior), and the co-editors have been charged with organizing and enforcing one of these quantity. we are hoping that this quantity can be priceless to researchers and graduate scholars world wide, really to petrologists, geochemists, geochronologists, geodynamicists, and plate-tectonics experts; it may well additionally curiosity planetologists, oceanographers, and atmospheric scientists.Content:

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