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Department of Geology
Bryn Mawr College
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Lynne Elkins

Publications

In print:

Elkins, L.J., Sims, K.W.W., Prytulak, J., Blichert-Toft, J., Blusztajn, J., Fretzdorff, S., Reagan, M., Haase, K., Elliott, T., Humphris, S., Schilling, J.-G., 2014, Melt generation beneath Arctic Ridges: Implications from measurements of U decay series disequilibria in the Mohns, Knipovich, and Gakkel Ridges. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 127, 140-170.

Elkins, L.J., Sims, K.W.W., Prytulak, J., Elliott, T., Mattielli, N., Blichert-Toft, J., Blusztajn, J., Dunbar, N., Devey, C., Mertz, D., Schilling, J.-G., Murrell, M., 2011, Understanding melt generation beneath the slow-spreading Kolbeinsey Ridge using 238U, 230Th, and 231Pa excesses, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 75, 6300-6329.

Elkins, L.J., Gaetani, G.A., Sims., K.W.W., 2008, Partitioning of U and Th during garnet pyroxenite partial melting: Constraints on the source of alkaline ocean island basalts, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 265, 270-286.

Elkins, L.J., Fischer, T.P., Hilton, D.R., Sharp, Z.D., McKnight, S., Walker, J., 2006. Tracing nitrogen in volcanic and geothermal volatiles from the Nicaraguan volcanic front, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 70, 5215-5235.

In progress:

Elkins, L.J., Rivers, E.R., Scott, S., Blichert-Toft, J., Reagan, M., Sims, K.W.W., Devey, C.W., in prep., Geochemical constraints on Jan Mayen hotspot-ridge interaction. For submission to Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.

 

Selected Presentations

(Presenter*, Undergraduate Student)

Rivers, E.R.*, Elkins, L.J., Sims, K.W.W., Blichert-Toft, J., Devey, C., Chernow, R., Davis, R., Meisenhelder, K., 2013, U-series constraints on magmatism near Jan Mayen, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting Suppl.

Elkins, L.J.*, Rivers, E.R., Sims, K.W.W., Blichert-Toft, J., Devey, C., Chernow, R., Davis, R., Meisenhelder, K., 2013, Origins of anomalous ridge magmatism near Jan Mayen, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta Goldschmidt Suppl.

Davis, R.*, Elkins, L.J., Augustin, N., Yeo, I., Meisenhelder, K., Rivers, E., van der Zwan, F., Devey, C., Sims, K.W.W., 2013, Explaining anomalously high magma flux at volcanic centers on the Northern Kolbeinsey and Southern Mohns Ridges using bathymetry and basalt geochemistry, NE GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, 58.

Meisenhelder, K.*, Elkins, L.J., Augustin, N., Yeo, I., Rivers, E., van der Zwan, F., Devey, C., Sims, K.W.W., 2013, Constraining crust formation at slow-spreading ridges using the composition and morphology of Mt. Eggvin, NE GSA Abstracts with Programs v. 45, 58.

Elkins, L.J.*, Devey, C., van der Zwan, F., Meisenhelder, K., Rivers, E., Davis, R., Sims, K.W.W., 2012, Detailed trace element systematics of Jan Mayen, Southern Mohns Ridge, and Eggvin Bank volcanic materials, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting Suppl.

Yeo*, I.A., Augustin, N., Devey, C.W., Deutschmann, M., Elkins, L.J., Laurila, T., Meisenhelder, K., Rivers, E., Rothenbeck, M., van der Zwan, F.M., 2012, The Northern Kolbeinsey Ridge, North Atlantic: Excess volcanism and ridge relocations close to Jan Mayen, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting Suppl.

Elkins, L.J.*, Sims, K.W.W., 2011, Modeling non-linear variations in melt productivity in mantle melt regimes, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting Suppl., V32B-03.

Elkins, L.J.*, Sims, K.W.W., J. Prytulak3, N. Mattielli4, T. Elliott5, N. Dunbar6, J. Blichert-Toft7, C. Devey8, D. Mertz8, J.-G. Schilling10, M. Murrell, 2011, Secondary crustal effects on MORB composition at the Kolbeinsey Ridge, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, Goldschmidt Suppl., A3396.

Elkins, L.J.*, Sims, K.W.W., 2011, Modeling non-linear variations in melt productivity in mantle melt regimes, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting Suppl. V32B-03,.

Elkins, L.J.*, Sims, K.W.W., Dunbar, N., 2009, Seawater alteration of Arctic mid-ocean ridge basalts, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting Suppl., V33D-2063.

Elkins, L.J., Sims, K.W.W.*, Prytulak, J., Blichert-Toft, J., Blusztajn, J., Fretzdorff, S., Haase, K., Elliott, T., Humphris, S., Schilling, J.-G., 2009, Generation of 231Pa, 226Ra, 238U, and 230Th excesses in Arctic mid-ocean ridge basalts from the Kolbeinsey, Mohns, Knipovich, and Gakkel Ridges, Plenary Lecture, 16th International Symposium on Polar Sciences, Incheon Korea.

Elkins, L.J.*, Sims, K.W.W., Prytulak, J., Blichert-Toft, J., Mattielli, N., Elliott, T., Devey, C., Mertz, D., Kelemen, P., Murrell, M., Schilling, J.-G., 2009, (234U/238U) and (230Th/238U) disequilibria in fresh and altered Kolbeinsey Ridge basalts, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, Goldschmidt Suppl., 73 (13), Suppl. 1, A325.

Elkins, L.J., Sims, K.W.W.*, Prytulak, J., Mattielli, N., Elliott, T., Blichert-Toft, J., Devey, C., Fretzdorff, S., Mertz, D., Kelement, P., Murrell, M. Schilling, J.-G., Humphris, S., 2008, Insights into melting processes on slow-spreading ridges north of Iceland from U, Th, Ra, and Pa isotopes, IAVCEI 2008 General Assembly, 1c/1e P05.

Elkins, L.J.*, Sims, K.W.W., Prytulak, J., Mattielli, N., Elliott, T., Kelemen, P., Mertz, D., Devey, C., Blichert- Toft, J., Schilling, J.-G., 2007, Constraints on Melting Beneath the Slow-Spreading Kolbeinsey Ridge from 238U, 230Th, and 231Pa Excesses, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting Suppl., V21B-0607.

Elkins, L.J.*, Gaetani, G.A., Sims, K.W.W., 2006, Mineral/melt partitioning of U and Th during partial melting of garnet pyroxenite, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, Goldschmidt Suppl., 70, (18) 159.

Elkins, L.J.*, Fischer, T.P., Hilton, D.R., Shaw, A.M., McKnight, S., Strauch, W., Sharp, Z., 2002. Sediment Underplating Beneath Central America: Insights From N-He, δ15N Systematics of Volatile Discharges in Nicaragua, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting Suppl., V21B-1209.

Jenner, G.A.*, S.B. Shirey, D. Hyde, L.J. Elkins, B.A. Kjarsgaard, and J. Kerswill, 2002, Late Archean komatiites and BIFs, Woodburn Lake Group, Churchill Province, Nunavut, Geochim. Cosmichim. Acta 66(15A), A365.