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M. Carpentier, C. Chauvel, and N. Mattielli (2008). "Pb-Nd isotopic constraints on sedimentary input into the Lesser Antilles Arc system." EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS 272:199-211.

Lesser Antilles lavas exhibit a large range of Pb-Nd isotopic compositions, which includes the most radiogenic Pb isotopic compositions known for intra-oceanic arcs. They are also characterized by a strong chemical zoning from north to south along the arc, with the highest Pb isotope ratios being found in the southern islands. We studied the geochemical characteristics of subducting sediments at different latitudes, in order to constrain a potential north-south chemical gradient in the sediments.