The onset of the North Atlantic Igneous Province in a rifting perspective

@article{Hansen2009TheOO,
  title={The onset of the North Atlantic Igneous Province in a rifting perspective},
  author={J{\'o}gvan Fr{\'o}ði Hansen and Dougal A. Jerram and Kenneth J. W. McCaffrey and Simon R. Passey},
  journal={Geological Magazine},
  year={2009},
  volume={146},
  pages={309 - 325}
}
Abstract The processes that led to the onset and evolution of the North Atlantic Igneous Province (NAIP) have been a theme of debate in the past decades. A popular theory has been that the impingement on the lower lithosphere of a hot mantle plume (the ‘Ancestral Iceland’ plume) initiated the first voluminous outbursts of lava and initiated rifting in the North Atlantic area in Early Palaeogene times. Here we review previous studies in order to set the NAIP magmatism in a time–space context. We… 

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