Lynne Elkins

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., 2009, MIT-WHOI Joint Program

Igneous Petrogenesis, Volcanology, Mid-ocean ridge - hotspot interactions, Uranium-series isotope geochemistry, Radiogenic isotope geochemistry

Contact Information

304 Bessey Hall

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Selected Publications

  • Elkins, L.J., Hamelin, C., Blichert-Toft, J., Scott, S.R., Sims, K.W.W., Yeo, I.A., Devey, C., Pedersen, R.B., 2016, North Atlantic hotspot-ridge interaction near Jan Mayen Island, Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 2, 55-67, doi:10.7185/geochemlet.1606,

  • Elkins, L.J., Sims, K.W.W., Prytulak, J., Blichert-Toft, J., Blusztajn, J., Fretzdorff, S., Reagan, M., Haase, K., Elliott, T., Humphris, S., Schilling, J.-G., 2014, Melt generation beneath Arctic Ridges: Implications from measurements of U decay series disequilibria in the Mohns, Knipovich, and Gakkel Ridges, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta , 127, 140-170.

  • Elkins, L.J., Sims, K.W.W., Prytulak, J., Elliott, T., Mattielli, N., Blichert-Toft, J., Blusztajn, J.,Dunbar, N., Devey, C., Mertz, D., Schilling, J.-G., Murrell, M., 2011, Understanding melt generation beneath the slow-spreading Kolbeinsey Ridge using 238U, 230Th, and 231Pa excesses, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta , 75, 6300-6329.

  • Elkins, L.J., Gaetani, G.A., Sims., K.W.W., 2008, Partitioning of U and Th during garnet pyroxenite partial melting: Constraints on the source of alkaline ocean island basalts, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 265, 270-286.

  • Elkins, L.J., Fischer, T.P., Hilton, D.R., Sharp, Z.D., McKnight, S., Walker, J., 2006, Tracing nitrogen in volcanic and geothermal volatiles from the Nicaraguan volcanic front, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 70, 5215-5235.