Released by means of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph sequence, quantity 100.
Continental flood basalts, volcanic passive margins, and oceanic plateaus signify the most important recognized volcanic episodes on our planet, but they don't seem to be simply defined via plate tectonics. certainly, a few are inclined to list sessions while the outward move of fabric and effort from the Earth's inside operated in a considerably varied mode than at this time. lately, curiosity in large-scale mafic magmatism has surged as high-precision geochronological, precise geochemical, and more and more subtle geophysical information became to be had for lots of provinces. even though, the sheer volume of contemporary fabric, usually within the kind of distinctive collaborative examine tasks, can weigh down rookies to the sector and specialists alike because the literature keeps to develop dramatically. the necessity for an up to date evaluate quantity on a large subset of the foremost continental and oceanic flood basalt provinces, termed huge igneous provinces, was once famous through the fee on Large-Volume Basaltic Provinces (International organization of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior), and the co-editors have been charged with organizing and enforcing the sort of quantity. we are hoping that this quantity should be useful to researchers and graduate scholars all over the world, rather to petrologists, geochemists, geochronologists, geodynamicists, and plate-tectonics experts; it could possibly additionally curiosity planetologists, oceanographers, and atmospheric scientists.