Author List: Claire Mallard, Nicolas Coltice, Maria Seton, Dietmar Müller and Paul Tackley Citation: Mallard, C., Coltice, N., Seton, M., Müller, R. D. & Tackley, P. J. (2016). Subduction controls the distribution and fragmentation of Earth’s tectonic plates. Nature, 535, 140-143. doi:10.1038/nature17992 Abstract: Volcanic hotspot tracks featuring linear progressions in the age of volcanism are typical surface expressions of plate … Read more…
This week we’re excited to host our long-term collaborators from France, Prof Nicolas Coltice and PhD student Claire Mallard. They will be presenting their work as part of the Augury Project – a European Research Council funded initiative to study the Earth’s evolution of mantle convection and plate tectonics. They spent two weeks field mapping in … Read more…
An animation of a numerical model. Citation Rey, P. F., N. Coltice, and N. Flament (2014), Spreading continents kick-started plate tectonics, Nature, 513(7518), 405-408. View other EarthByte animations on our YouTube channel
Flament, N., Coltice, N., & Rey, P. F. (2013). The evolution of the 87 Sr/86 Sr of marine carbonates does not constrain continental growth. Precambrian Research, 229, 177-188. doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2011.10.009. The evolution of the 87 Sr/86 Sr of marine carbonates does not constrain continental growth
Coltice, N., Seton, M., Rolf, T., Müller, R. D., & Tackley, P. J. (2013). Convergence of tectonic reconstructions and mantle convection models for significant fluctuations in seafloor spreading. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 383, 92-100. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.09.032. Convergence of tectonic reconstructions and mantle convection models for significant fluctuations in seafloor spreading
EarthByte would like to welcome Judith Sippel (GFZ Postdam), Kenni Petersen (Aarhus University), Nicolas Coltice (University Lyon 1), Nick Mortimer (GNS), Bruce Eglington (University of Saskatchewan) who will be visiting the EarthByte group in the weeks after the IGC meeting in Brisbane.
Olivier, N., Dromart, G., Coltice, N., Flament, N., Rey, P., & Sauvestre, R. (2012). A deep subaqueous fan depositional model for the Palaeoarchaean (3.46 Ga) Marble Bar Cherts, Warrawoona Group, Western Australia.Geological Magazine, 149(04), 743-749. doi:10.1017/S0016756812000131. Download the paper – pdf
Flament, N., Rey, P. F., Coltice, N., Dromart, G., & Olivier, N. (2011). Lower crustal flow kept Archean continental flood basalts at sea level. Geology,39(12), 1159-1162. doi:10.1130/G32231.1. Download the paper – pdf