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Special issues - January 2018

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Thematic special issues from e-journals which the Library provides offsite access to for Fellows using 'Athens' logins are listed below. Open Access special issues which require no passwords are also listed.

Chemical geologyVolatiles in Earth

Chemical geology vol.478 Pages 1-182 (5 February 2018)
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This special issue contains 12 studies on volatile elements in the Earth. These studies use petrological-geochemical, experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches, and focus on the major volatiles on our planet: water (hydrogen), carbon, sulphur and halogens.

International journal of earth sciencesHeat flow: recent advances

International journal of earth sciences vol.107 issue 1 Pages 1-152 (January 2018)
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This issue contains 12 papers derived from 26th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Topics covered include the interpretation of observed heat flow data in terms of crustal/lithosphere structure in a specific region or area; geophysical studies in the Enhanced Geothermal Systems; paleoclimatology; and geothermal energy.

Applied geochemistryTrace elements in soils

Applied geochemistry vol.88 part A Pages 1-130 (January 2018)
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The first part of the special issue focuses on the impact of human activities and land use on total concentrations of trace elements in soil. Several other contributions demonstrate how specific land uses, and changes to them, may be reflected in changes in soil trace element contents. The second part of this special issue addresses the interactions between the solid and liquid phases in soil.

Marine micropaleontologyBenthic foraminiferal ultrastructure studies

Marine micropaleontology vol.138 Pages 1-104 (January 2018)
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This special issue includes an overview of typical smaller benthic foraminiferal ultrastructure and organelles; an overview and synthesis of the observed associations between smaller benthic foraminifera and prokaryotes, as symbionts or parasites; a synthesis regarding a type of specialized “symbiosis” involving chloroplast sequestration in shallow-water smaller benthic foraminiferal species; the use of high-pressure freezing and freeze substitution (HPF-FS) to document the ultrastructure of the chloroplast-sequestering Haynesina germanica; comparisons between conventional chemical fixation and the HPF-FS approach; the ultrastructural response of Ammonia spp. to anoxia, and the ultrastructural response of selected smaller benthic foraminifera to heavy metals; and an overview of methods that merge the TEM with additional powerful analytical tools.

Journal of the Geological Society of India50 Years of 10 December 1967 M 6.3 Koyna Earthquake

Journal of the Geological Society of India vol.90 no.6 Pages 641-804 (December 2017)
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This special issue contains 25 papers on Reservoir Triggered Seismicity (RTS) at Koyna. These papers cover the following topics: an introduction to Reservoir Triggered Seismicity (RTS) at Koyna; its geological background; geophysical work; geological field investigations; boreholes studies from the Koyna-Warna region; setting up laboratory facilities; recent seismic activity in the Koyna-Warna region; and Koyna reservoir loading/unloading parameters and RTS.

Quaternary internationalAdvances in geoarchaeology research - landscape evolution, environmental change & human activities

Quaternary international vol.463 part A Pages 1-218 (2 January 2018)
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Papers in this volume showcase various applications of Earth science tools and techniques to specific historical, archaeological and anthropological studies, especially analyses of sediment records used to reconstruct Quaternary landscapes and palaeoenvironments. The range of studies represented include landscape-wide geomorphological and ecological reconstructions, as well as studies of site formation, and the interaction between human and natural processes that have generated landscape responses and created deposits over space and time.

Geoscience frontiersLid tectonics

Geoscience frontiers vol.9 issue 1 Pages 1-292 (January 2018)
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The editors of this special issue use the term ‘lid tectonics’ to encapsulate a variety of envisaged regimes – from stagnant, sluggish, plutonic-squishy, or heat pipe – which are characterized by comparatively subdued tectonic signatures. This special issue of Geoscience Frontiers aims to present a snapshot of current research in the field of lid-tectonics – from detailed field interpretations, to global conceptual models, data compilations, and insights from simulations, and provide unique insights into both the Precambrian Earth, and the dynamics of lid-tectonics.

Geochimica et cosmochimica actaAstrophysical implications of extraterrestrial materials

Geochimica et cosmochimica acta vol.221 Pages 1-420 (15 January 2018)
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This issue includes 22 papers which mostly relate to presolar grains. Three theoretical papers are about using stellar nucleosynthetic processes to explain isotopic data for presolar grains, 11 papers focus primarily on laboratory measurements of presolar grains, and two papers present multi-element (e.g., O, Mg-Al, Ti) isotopic data on Ca, Al-rich inclusions (CAIs) in meteorites.

Journal of geochemical explorationRemediation of polluted soils - part 3

Journal of geochemical exploration vol.184 part B Pages 223-416 (January 2018)
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The collection of papers presented in this special issue is an outcome of the SSS8.3 Session “Remediation of Polluted Soils” of the International European Geosciences Union (EGU) Conference held in Vienna, April 2015. It contains 19 papers focusing mainly on seven topics: 1) wastes as sorbing agents, 2) coal mine wastes, 3) radionuclides, 4) urban and peri-urban soils, 5) sequential fractionation, 6) distribution of metals, and 7) environmental risk assessment. Other collections of papers from this conference were published as Journal of geochemical exploration vol.174 and vol.182 part B.

Gondwana researchRifting to passive margins

Gondwana research vol.53 Pages 1-308 (January 2018)
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The 17 contributions in this special issue cover models and observations of vertical motion (MoveOn) along passive margins and their hinterlands with an array of observational and theoretical techniques, from the CMB to remote sensing satellite missions, from landscape studies to mantle convection models, aimed at exploring vertical motions of the lithosphere in a geodynamic context of mantle/lithosphere interaction.

Marine geologyEvolution of the deep South China Sea: integrated IODP Expedition 349 results

Marine geology vol.394 Pages 1-142 (1 December 2017)
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This special issue contains 11 papers on the results of deep sea drilling in the South China Sea. They are divided into: 1 paper on Geophysics and tectonics, 6 papers on Sedimentology and paleoenvironment, and 4 papers on Geochemistry and microbiology.

Marine geologyAdvancements in understanding deep-sea clastic sedimentation processes

Marine geology vol.393 Pages 1-260 (1 November 2017)
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The aim of this special issue is to focus on current research on processes that lead to widespread clastic sedimentary deposits in the deep sea. It presents a number of modern studies of deep sea sedimentation processes and highlights their interconnectivity. The special issue is derived mainly from three sources: 11 papers following two conferences held at the end of 2015 (AGU in San Francisco and the 7th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences in Wellington, NZ) and four papers initially submitted to regular Marine Geology volumes.

Rock mechanics and rock engineeringSelected Contributions from the 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium

Rock mechanics and rock engineering vol.50 issue 12 Pages 3121-3378 (December 2017)
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This special issue includes seven articles from the 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium held in Houston, Texas, from June 26 to 29, 2016. The articles presented address a wide range of topics from geotechnical classification and scale-dependent fracture stiffness to unconventional reservoir production optimization with unique geomechanics and rock engineering experimental, field and/or modeling results.