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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.


Journal of Asian earth sciences25 April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal Himalaya (Part I)

Journal of Asian earth sciences vol.133 Pages 1-114 (1 January 2017)
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The papers in this special issue focus on the largest earthquake recorded in Central Himalaya during the modern instrumented era. This earthquake has provided vast amounts of high quality data with tremendous scope for analysis with state-of-the-art techniques enabling a fresh understanding of earthquake processes in general and seismogenesis in particular, in this part of the unique continent–continent collision zone.

Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecologyReconstructing Cenozoic vegetation from proxy data and models – a NECLIME synthesis

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology vol.467 Pages 1-286 (1 February 2017)
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This volume contains 16 contributions on reconstructing past vegetation and environments for different epochs of the Cenozoic. All epochs from the Oligocene to the Pleistocene are represented. These studies encompass many spatial scales, from the regional to the global. Thus all continents are covered, although the emphasis for most studies is on the Eurasian continent, consistent with NECLIME objectives. The international open research network NECLIME – Neogene Climate Evolution in Eurasia – was established to promote studies on climate change in Eurasia during the Neogene and the impact of climate change on the biosphere.

Journal of geochemical explorationRemediation of polluted soils - part 1

Journal of geochemical exploration vol.174 Pages 1-172 (March 2017)
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The collection of papers presented in this special issue is an outcome of the SSS8.3 Session “Remediation of Polluted Soils” of the International European Geosciences Union (EGU) Conference held in Vienna, April 2015. It contains 23 papers focusing mainly on seven topics: 1) phytoremediation, 2) salt-affected soils, 3) biological activity, 4) organic pollutants, 5) soil properties and heavy metals pollution, 6) radionuclides and 7) waste reuse.

TectonophysicsGeodynamics and environment in East Asia, GEEA 2014

Tectonophysics vol.692 part B Pages 95-342 (5 December 2016)
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The 18 papers in this special issue are derived from the international conference «Geodynamics and Environment in East Asia» and the 7th Taiwan-France Earth Science symposium (GEEA2014), held in National Dong-Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, from 12 to 18 November 2014. These papers cover geodynamics, seismology, geodesy, active tectonics and paleoseismology in Taiwan and its surrounding areas.

TectonophysicsCrustal seismology

Tectonophysics vol.692 part A Pages 1-94 (5 December 2016)
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The seven papers in this special issue are derived from a symposium held in Kiel on 5-6 June 2015 in honour of Rolf Meissner (1925-2014) focussing on the current state and future concepts of on- and offshore lithospheric research. They span a broad range of topics from crustal seismology to the interpretation of tectonic and geodynamic processes by integration with additional geophysical methods.

Mineralium depositaPGE deposits in Russia

Mineralium deposita vol.51 no8 Pages 971-1073 (December 2016)
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This thematic issue contains papers on several layered intrusions from Russia (and includes data on some coeval Finnish intrusions) that were presented at the 12th International Platinum Symposium in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in August 2014. This conference served as a showcase of ongoing research on Russian mafic-ultramafic intrusions and their PGE-Ni-Cu-Cr-V mineralization. Most of the intrusions remain poorly known outside Russia yet have a long history of exploration and mining going back several decades. Papers in this issue cover the 2.5 Ga Monchepluton, the 1.85-1.88 Ga Chineysky intrusion and the 728 Ma Yoko-Dovyren intrusion, which host important Cu-Ni, V-Ti, and PGE ore deposits mined in the past and/or presently.

Ore geology reviewsNew advances in trace element geochemistry of ore minerals and accessory phases

Ore geology reviews vol.81 part 4 Pages 1215-1302 (March 2017)
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This special issue is derived from a Special Session at the 25th Goldschmidt Conference in Prague, Czech Republic in August 2015. It is divided into five topics: (1) Texture and structure of ore minerals down to the nanoscale, (2) Noble metal nanoparticles in ore deposits, (3) Applications of LA-ICP-MS in the elemental analyses of pyrite in exploration, (4) In-situ determination of stable isotopes of transition metals in ores, and (5) Radiogenic tracers in accessory phases. Each paper represents an overview of the technique utilized and its practical applications to understanding mineral- and rock-forming processes.

Ore geology reviewsMolybdenum deposits in China

Ore geology reviews vol.81 part 2 Pages 401-1032 (March 2017)
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This special issue contains contributions providing an overview of the spatial distribution and main geological and metallogenic features of major molybdenum provinces or belts in China, together with detailed case deposit studies. The geological and geochemical characteristics of the deposits are addressed, and the key issues related to mineralization type, ore genesis and tectonic settings are discussed. This special issue includes four sections, (1) Central China Orogenic Belt, (2) Central Asia Orogenic Belt, (3) South China Block and (4) Southwest China (Tibet Plateau), focusing on molybdenum mineralization in different tectonic settings or units. Each section is headed by one or two review articles, followed with papers on individual case deposit studies.

Journal of Asian earth sciencesCrustal evolution in Asia

Journal of Asian earth sciences vol.130 Pages 1-282 (15 November 2016)
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This special issue assembles a set of papers on the evolution of the Asian region, most of which were presented at the ‘2015 Annual Convention of the International Association for Gondwana Research (IAGR) and the 12th International Conference on Gondwana to Asia’ held at the University of Tsukuba, Japan during October 21st to 23rd, 2015. The special issue includes a set of papers focusing on Precambrian orogenic belts in China (e.g., North China Craton and Tibet) and India (e.g., Southern Granulite Terrane), and also crustal evolution and tectonics of other regions such as Thailand, Turkey, and South Korea. It covers a variety of topics including geology, petrology, geochronology, structural geology, geophysics, and metallogeny.