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Special Issues - December 2016

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Thematic special issues from e-journals which the Library provides offsite access to for Fellows using 'Athens' logins are listed below. Open Access special issues which require no passwords are also listed.


Gondwana researchTectonic evolution and dynamics of the Tibetan Plateau

Gondwana research vol.41 Pages 1-462 (January 2017)
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This special issue presents 29 papers dealing with magmatism, metamorphism, deformation, mineralization, modern tectonics, paleomagnetic and geophysical aspects of the Tibetan Plateau. The new data and ideas presented in these multidisciplinary papers provide new insights into the tectonic evolution and associated mineralization of the Tibetan Plateau.

Ore geology reviewsMetallogenic and tectonomagmatic evolution of Mexico during the Mesozoic

Ore geology reviews vol.81 part 3 Pages 1033-1214 (March 2017)
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This special issue constitutes the first thorough review of ore genesis in Mexico during the Mesozoic and the key geological processes that led to the formation of a mineralized region of major global importance for both the understanding of mineral deposits and the economic activities associated with them. Papers cover tectonomagmatic evolution, the most representative types of mineral deposits of Mexico during the Mesozoic, including either local and regional case studies, and finally fitting this information within the metallogenic evolution of the Cordillera of Western North America.

Revue de micropaléontologieRadiolaria, radiolarites and applications

Revue de micropaléontologie vol.59 no.4 Pages 295-458 (October-December 2016)
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Most papers in this special issue were presented during the 14th InterRad International Meeting (22–26 March, 2015, Antalya), which was a Conference dedicated to “Fossil and Recent Radiolarians”. The conference included the following five thematic sessions: taxonomy, systematics and phylogeny of radiolarians; recent advances in radiolarian biostratigraphy; radiolarians in geodynamics; reconstruction of paleoenvironmental conditions and detection of climate changes through time using radiolarians; biological and ecological characteristics of recent radiolarians.

International journal of coal geologyThe 67th ICCP Meeting: Coal and Organic Petrology – new perspectives and applications: a tribute to Marlies Teichmüller (1914-2000) Symposium

International journal of coal geology vol.168 pt.1 Pages 1-178 (1 November 2016)
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The continuing interest in, and advance of, methods applied in coal and organic petrology was addressed in 15 oral and 55 poster presentations at this symposium. These covered academic research and industrial applications, stressing the significant advantages of development and application of new techniques, scientific standards and tools. Twelve papers from this symposium are published in this special issue with an emphasis on methods, techniques and novel applications in coal and organic petrology, spanning a wide range of topics.

Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecologyNew research in the methods and applications of sclerochronology

Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology vol.465 pt.B Pages 295-406 (1 January 2017)
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This special issue presents some of the latest research into the sclerochronology of mollusc shells. It includes contributions to the understanding of shell growth, including the identification of endogenous (non-environmental) growth rhythms that persist throughout ontogeny, and analysis in two papers of variability through ontogeny in the season of growth and the implications of such variability for temperature reconstruction. One paper presents a new network of bivalve chronologies for UK waters, with a 200-year seawater temperature reconstruction. Three papers cover trace element geochemistry, including a novel approach to sampling for LA-ICP-MS that enables giant clam shells to be sampled at daily resolution, an attempt to identify an independent temperature proxy for coastal waters using limpet shells, and a detailed study of the drivers of variability in Sr/Ca and Ba/Ca ratios. One study looks at shell microstructure as a temperature proxy, finding a coherent temperature response in the shape of the prisms.

LithosThe nature of diamonds and their use in Earth's study

Lithos vol.265 Pages 1-350 (15 November 2016)
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The goal of this issue is to present a collection of research papers providing an overview of the most advanced frontiers in diamond research, with the aim of demonstrating how diamonds can be used to provide a unique perspective on the deep Earth. These are divided into four major topics (i) diamond geochemistry, diamond forming fluids and diamond sources; (ii) the chronology and geothermo-barometry of diamonds; (iii) super-deep diamonds, carbonado-like diamonds and diamondites; and (iv) innovative methods for the investigation of diamonds.

Quaternary internationalThe Quaternary of the Urals: global trends and Pan-European Quaternary records

Quaternary international vol.420 Pages 1-402 (28 October 2015)
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This volume evolved out of the conference “The Quaternary of the Urals: Global trends and Pan-European Quaternary records” and the annual INQUA-SEQS meeting held 2014. The conference highlighted current research on Quaternary archives in the Urals, the boundary region between European and Asian parts of the Eurasian continent, and brought together scientists from different countries working in a diverse range of disciplines involved in Quaternary research in order to uncover and bridge the gaps between local, regional and continent-wide scales of investigation.