An ancient recipe for flood-basalt genesis

@article{Jackson2011AnAR,
  title={An ancient recipe for flood-basalt genesis},
  author={M. Jackson and R. Carlson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={476},
  pages={316-319}
}
Large outpourings of basaltic lava have punctuated geological time, but the mechanisms responsible for the generation of such extraordinary volumes of melt are not well known. Recent geochemical evidence suggests that an early-formed reservoir may have survived in the Earth’s mantle for about 4.5 billion years (ref. 2), and melts of this reservoir contributed to the flood basalt emplaced on Baffin Island about 60 million years ago. However, the volume of this ancient mantle domain and whether… Expand
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