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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 geodynamicsFluids in crustal deformation : fluid flow, fluid-rock interactions, rheology, melting and resources

Journal of geodynamics vol.101 Pages 1-214 (November 2016)
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This special issue presents a collection of 12 papers dealing with different aspects of crustal deformation involving fluids in a general sense. Some of these contributions were presented as part of a session devoted to this topic at the 2015 European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna (Austria).

International journal of coal geologyTSOP 2015- Selected papers from the 32nd annual meeting of The Society for Organic Petrology

International journal of coal geology vol.166 Pages 1-136 (1 September 2016)
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Nine papers presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the Society for Organic Petrology in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2015. These cover SE Asian Cenozoic coal-bearing basins; Permian sedimentological settings and palaeoenvironments in Australia; origin of lithotypes in brown coals from Australia and Germany; coal swelling experiments during CO2 injection; Permian age coals from the Sichuan Province in China; mineralogy and trace elements released from fly ash during alumina extraction; thermal effects of dike intrusion in coals from the Illinois Basin; unconventional hydrocarbons of the Cretaceous age Steel/Niobrara Shales in Wyoming; and laboratory results of the carbon and oxygen isotopes released when coal is combusted.

Rock mechanics and rock engineeringRock dynamics and applications

Rock mechanics and rock engineering vol.49 issue 10 Pages 3839-4211 (October 2016)
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Remarkable advances on challenging topics in rock dynamics have recently been made in physical testing, numerical modelling and theoretical studies, as well as in engineering applications. This special issue was published to provide a summary of the current state of knowledge. It includes papers that represent some of the most recent work on rock dynamics and underground engineering.

Swiss journal of geosciencesHarmonising geological data in Switzerland

Swiss journal of geosciences vol.109 issue 2 Pages 121-307 (September 2016)
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This special issue presents some of the results of the HARMOS project of the Swiss Geological Survey which was aimed at arriving at a consensus on geological terminology and definitions in the field of Swiss lithostratigraphy. This project developed a harmonised lithostratigraphic standard legend which will be used in all future geological maps published by the Swiss Geological Survey as well as in their GIS system. The aim of the papers presented in the special issue is to provide examples of the usage of the revised lithostratigraphy at different levels in the stratigraphic column, with more detailed presentation and discussion of the new formations and their interpretation.

International journal of coal geologyAbandoned coal mines: from environmental liabilities to low-carbon energy assets

International journal of coal geology vol.164 Pages 1-134 (2016)
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This special issue presents papers on the mechanisms by which water pollution arises and methods of remediation, and using the water in flooded, abandoned mines as a low-carbon thermal energy source. These papers are divided into: Contaminant hydrogeology of abandoned coal mines, Geochemical hydraulics of passive treatment systems at abandoned coal mines, Abandoned coal mines as thermal energy sources, and the educational value of abandoned opencast coal mines.

European journal of mineralogy8th European Conference on Mineralogy and Spectroscopy

European journal of mineralogy vol.28 no.3 Pages 511-698 (May, June 2016)
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The 10 papers included in this thematic issue are related to the 8th European Conference on Mineralogy and Spectroscopy and feature a variety of topics currently investigated in mineralogy (and related fields) using spectroscopic approaches.

Journal of GEOsciencesMagmatic evolution of Mongolian part of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt and its geodynamic significance

Journal of GEOsciences vol.61 no.1 Pages 1-123 (2016)
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This special issue brings together the results of Mongolian, Czech, Russian, Japanese and Chinese authors researching the magmatic evolution of SW Mongolia from Cambrian to Permian times. The volume is organized according to the age and geochemical signature of magmatism which gradually evolved from arc-type Early Paleozoic calc-alkaline suites towards typical Late Carboniferous to Mesozoic intraplate alkaline granitoids.

Boletin geologico y mineroGeología Mediterránea = Mediterranean geology

Boletín geológico y minero vol.127 no.2/3 Pages 277-738 (Apr-Sep 2016)
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A collection of papers on the geology of the Mediterranean region. Places covered include Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, France, the Balaeric Islands, Sicily, the Hellenides, and the Iberian Plate. Papers are in English and Spanish.

Island arcGeological records of storms, tsunamis and other extreme events

Island arc vol.25 no.5 Pages 303-399 (September 2016)
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This thematic issue was planned in association with the international symposium “Tsunami hazards and risks: using geological record” co-hosted by the Geological Society of Japan and the Geological Society of London, and held at the 121st Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of Japan in 2014.

LithosPrecambrian crustal evolution in relation to geodynamics and supercontinents

Lithos vol.263 Pages 1-292 (15 October 2016)
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This special issue assembles 15 papers addressing scientific problems related to crustal evolution in different terranes of varying ages, some of which have important implications on the evolutionary history of the supercontinents. These papers are grouped under four categories which are: 1) contributions dealing with mantle dynamics and processes associated with oceanic crust subduction, 2) contributions discussing continental crustal evolution during Archean–Mesoproterozoic, 3) Neoproterozoic crustal evolution history and 4) magmatism and associated processes.

Geological magazineTectonic evolution and mechanics of basement-involved fold-and-thrust belts

Geological magazine vol.153 no.5/6 Pages 757-1191 (September/November 2016)
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This special issue presents a collection of 18 papers dealing with different aspects of basement-involved fold-and-thrust belts. Some of these contributions were presented as part of a session devoted to the tectonic evolution and mechanics of basement-involved fold-thrust belts at the 2015 European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna (Austria). The papers cover the involvement of the basement in shortening in fold-and-thrust belts, analogue and numerical modelling of basement-involved fold-and-thrust belts, fractures in basement-cored anticlines, as well as a number of regional studies, with papers dealing with well-known fold-and-thrust-belts such as the Andes, the Alps, the Carpathians, the Zagros, the Alborz, the Caledonides, China and Taiwan.

LithosMagmatism, metamorphism and metallogenesis of the eastern Central Asian Orogenic Belt: from subduction to post-orogenic extension

Lithos vol.261 Pages 1-372 (15 September 2016)
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This special issue includes 21 papers which report new research from the southeastern segment of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt (CAOB) such as late Paleozoic extension-related tectonic processes, Mesozoic metamorphism, Paleo-Asian and Paleo-Pacific oceanic subduction, the occurrence of Precambrian basement, and metallogenesis.

Journal of South American earth sciencesRegional moment tensors and stress field in South and Central America

Journal of South American earth sciences vol.71 Pages 1-370 (November 2016)
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This special issue is derived from the Symposium “Regional Moment Tensor Solutions: advances and new applications” held in Bogotá, Colombia, at the I Regional Assembly of the IASPEI's Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission (LACSC) in 2014. Seven papers are presented dealing with determination of moment tensors, focal mechanisms and the stress field in Central and South America.

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland bulletinThe ammonites of the Middle Jurassic Cranocephalites beds of East Greenland

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland bulletin vol.34 Pages 1-148 (2015)
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This bulletin focusses on the so-called Cranocephalites beds of the Ugleelv area of Jameson Land where a detailed ammonite stratigraphy comprising thirty-four faunal horizons is established for the Borealis, Indistinctus and Pompeckji Standard Zones. The Pompeckji Zone is subdivided into four new subzones and four new species are described. This detailed taxonomic and stratigraphic analysis confirms the status of the Jameson Land succession as the key Boreal reference section for this time interval, and furthermore allows a high-resolution study of the evolution of the ammonites which on this time-scale appears to be continuous. It also includes a description of a new Bajocian (Middle Jurassic) ammonite species, Crancephalites tvaerdalensis sp.nov.