PetDB Science

Since its inception in 2000, PetDB has supported a wide array of scientific endeavors, providing easy access to a comprehensive global dataset of geochemical data for mid-ocean ridge basalts and abyssal peridotites. PetDB has been cited in hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific articles as the source of data used to develop and test new hypotheses ranging from the chemical and mineralogical composition of Earth's mantle, to the generation and evolution of continental and oceanic crust, melt transport phenomena, to global geochemical seawater budgets.


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Recent Articles citing PetDB

  • Haase, K., C. Beier, et al. "Magmatic evolution of the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, and implications for continental crust formation." Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 1-17.
  • Thorarinsson, S. B., P. M. Holm, et al. "Petrology and Sr–Nd–Pb isotope geochemistry of Late Cretaceous continental rift ignimbrites, Kap Washington peninsula, North Greenland." Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, in press. doi:
  • Booden, M.A., Smith, I.E.M., Black, P.M., and Mauk, J.L., 2011, Geochemistry of the Early Miocene volcanic succession of Northland, New Zealand, and implications for the evolution of subduction in the Southwest Pacific: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 199, p. 25-37. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.10.006
  • Class, C., and le Roex, A., South Atlantic DUPAL anomaly -- Dynamic and compositional evidence against a recent shallow origin: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. In Press, Corrected Proof. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.02.036
  • Cottrell, E., and Kelley, K.A., The oxidation state of Fe in MORB glasses and the oxygen fugacity of the upper mantle: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. In Press, Corrected Proof. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.03.014
  • Frey, F.A., Pringle, M., Meleney, P., Huang, S., and Piotrowski, A., 2011, Diverse mantle sources for Ninetyeast Ridge magmatism: Geochemical constraints from basaltic glasses: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. In Press, Corrected Proof. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.12.051
  • Gomez-Tuena, A., Mori, L., Goldstein, S.L., and Perez-Arvizu, O., 2011, Magmatic diversity of western Mexico as a function of metamorphic transformations in the subducted oceanic plate: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 75, p. 213-241. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.09.029
  • Haase, K.M., Beier, C., Fretzdorff, S., Leat, P.T., Livermore, R.A., Barry, T.L., Pearce, J.A., and Hauff, F., 2011, Magmatic evolution of a dying spreading axis: Evidence for the interaction of tectonics and mantle heterogeneity from the fossil Phoenix Ridge, Drake Passage: Chemical Geology, v. 280, p. 115-125. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.11.002
  • Hamelin, C., Dosso, L., Hanan, B.B., Moreira, M., Kositsky, A.P., and Thomas, M.Y., 2011, Geochemical portray of the Pacific Ridge: New isotopic data and statistical techniques: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 302, p. 154-162. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.12.007
  • Helo, C., Longpre, M.-A., Shimizu, N., Clague, D.A., and Stix, J., 2011, Explosive eruptions at mid-ocean ridges driven by CO2-rich magmas: Nature Geosci, v. 4, p. 260-263. doi:
  • Mottl, M.J., Seewald, J., Wheat, C.G., Tivey, M.K., Michael, P.J., Proskurowski, G., McCollom, T.M., Reeves, E., Sharkey, J., You, C.F., Chan, L.H., and Pichler, T., 2011, Chemistry of hot springs along the Eastern Lau Spreading Center: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 75, p. 1013-1038. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.12.008
  • Putirka, K., Ryerson, F.J., Perfit, M., and Ridley, W.I., 2011, Mineralogy and Composition of the Oceanic Mantle: Journal of Petrology, v. 52, p. 279-313. doi:10.1093/petrology/egq080
  • Sen, G., and Chandrasekharam, D., 2011, Deccan Traps Flood Basalt Province: An Evaluation of the Thermochemical Plume Model, in Ray, J., Sen, G., and Ghosh, B., eds., Topics in Igneous Petrology, Springer Netherlands, p. 29-53. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-9600-5_2
  • Schmitt, A.K., Perfit, M.R., Rubin, K.H., Stockli, D.F., Smith, M.C., Cotsonika, L.A., Zellmer, G.F., Ridley, W.I., and Lovera, O.M., 2011, Rapid cooling rates at an active mid-ocean ridge from zircon thermochronology: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 302, p. 349-358. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.12.022


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