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Special issues - June 2019

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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.


Marine geophysical researchTectonic and depositional fillings in Western Pacific marginal seas

Marine geophysical research vol.40 issue 2 Pages 97-235 (June 2019)
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This special issue includes eight papers, which are organized in three groups: (1) the relationship between the deep structure of lithosphere and stratigraphic patterns; (2) tectonics and associated stratigraphic architectures in the pre- and syn-spreading periods of the South China Sea; and (3) depositional infilling in the post-spreading period of the South China Sea.

GeobiosThe Paris Biota (Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA): an exceptional window on the Early Triassic marine life

Geobios vol.54 Pages 1-94 (June 2019)
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The present Geobios thematic issue focuses on the systematic description of some major Paris Biota organisms. These include a new leptomitid protomonaxonid sponge; Spathian ammonoids and nautiloids; thylacocephalans; a new holocrinoid (Articulata); a new brittle star (Ophiuroidea: Ophiodermatina); and chondrichthyans. There are also papers on the preservation and taphonomic pathways involved in the occurrence of the Paris Biota, and the use of Synchrotron μXRF mapping and multispectral macro-imaging to study the fossils.

TectonophysicsLinking plate tectonics and volcanism to deep Earth dynamics – a tribute to Trond H. Torsvik

Tectonophysics vol.760 Pages 1-314 (5 June 2019)
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This special issue provides an overview of our current understanding of how the evolution of plate tectonics and mantle dynamics are linked by better knowledge of paleomagnetic data from land and oceans, state-of-the-art tomographic models of Earth's mantle, geodynamic modeling, and observations of volcanic eruptions, including Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs). Several contributions also aim to highlight how changes in Solid Earth structure and dynamics may have triggered environmental catastrophes in Earth History.

Earth and environmental science transactions of the Royal Society of EdinburghFossils, function and phylogeny: papers on early vertebrate evolution in honour of Professor Jennifer A. Clack

Earth and environmental science transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh vol.109 no.1-2 Pages 1-369 (March 2019)
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This special issue contains papers on palaeoichthyology; evolutionary developmental biology; early tetrapods (including stratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental settings for tetrapod origins); and the theory and practice of phylogenetic analysis, patterns and processes of phenotypic change in deep time, and tempo and mode of evolution. It also contains a biography and bibliography of Professor Jennifer A. Clack.

Proceedings of the ICE: geotechnical engineeringThemed issue on advances in seismic design

Proceedings of the ICE: geotechnical engineering vol.172 no.1 Pages 1-110 (February 2019)
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Topics selected for this issue illustrate how seismic considerations can be incorporated in the design and analysis of structures and in code development. There are papers on seismic design of shallow foundations and retaining walls; a study of the case for plate anchors embedded at shallow depths in sand subjected to seismic loading; wedge failure analysis to study the behaviour of rectangular caisson foundations in sand subjected to seismic loading; performing site response analyses for use in dynamic soil–structure interaction analyses (DSSI); how a low- to moderate-seismicity area such as Hong Kong can incorporate seismic hazards in developing the local code.