[(Maxim's google scholar profile)]

PUBLICATIONS

50. Pang, F., J. Liao, M. D. Ballmer, and L. Li (2023): Plume-ridge interactions: Ridge suction versus plate drag, Solid Earth, doi:10.5194/se-2022-20, in press [(preprint)]

49. Spargaaren, R., H. S. Wang, S. J. Mojzsis, M. D. Ballmer, and P. J. Tackley (2023): Plausible constraints on the range of bulk terrestrial exoplanet compositions in the Solar neighbourhood, The Astrophysical Journal, in press [(preprint)]

48. Tauzin, B., L. Waszek, M. D. Ballmer, J.-C. Afonso, and T. Bodin (2022): Basaltic reservoirs in the Earth’s mantle transition zone, PNAS, 119 (48), doi:10.1073/pnas.2209399119 [(link)]

47. Manjón-Cabeza Córdoba, A., and M. D. Ballmer (2022): The role of Edge-Driven Convection in the generation of volcanism – part 2: Interactions with Mantle Plumes, application to the Canary Islands, Solid Earth, 13, 1585–1605, doi:10.5194/se-13-1585-2022 [(link)]

46. Gülcher, A. J. P., G. Golabek, M. Thielmann, M. D. Ballmer, and P. J. Tackley (2022): Narrow, fast, and “cool” mantle plumes caused by strain-weakening rheology in Earth's lower mantle, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, doi:10.1029/2021GC010314 [(preprint)] [(link)]

45. Goes, S., C. Yu, M. D. Ballmer, J. Yan, and R. D. van der Hilst (2022): Chemical heterogeneity in the Mantle Transition Zone, Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 3, 533–550, doi:10.1038/s43017-022-00312-w [(link)]

44. Dalton, H., A. Giuliani, J. Hergt, D. Phillips, H. O’Brien, M. D. Ballmer, R. Maas, J. Woodhead (2022): Geodynamic and isotopic constraints on the genesis of kimberlites, lamproites and related magmas from the Finnish segment of the Karelian craton, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 23, 8, doi:10.1029/2021GC010324 [(link)]

43. Hier-Majumder, S., M. D. Ballmer, M. Agius, C. Rychert, and N. Harmon (2021): Melt Leakage from the Hawaiian Plume above the Mantle Transition Zone, Phys. Earth Planet. Interiors, 321, 106813, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2021.106813 [(link)]

42. Sun, Y., S. Hier-Majumder, B. Tauzin, M. Walter, M. D. Ballmer, Y. Xu, and S. Kim (2021): Evidence of Volatile-Induced Melting in the Northeast Asian Upper Mantle, J. Geophys. Res.─Solid Earth, 126, (10), doi:10.1029/2021JB022167 [(link)]

41. Gülcher, A. J. P., M. D. Ballmer, and P. J. Tackley (2021): Coupled dynamics and evolution of primordial and recycled heterogeneity in Earth's lower mantle, Solid Earth, 12, 2087–2107, doi:10.5194/se-12-2087-2021 [(pdf)]

40. Waszek, L., B. Tauzin, N. C. Schmerr, M. D. Ballmer, and J.-C. Afonso (2021): A poorly mixed mantle transition zone and its thermal state inferred from seismic waves, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/s41561-021-00850-w [(link)]

39. Marquardt, H., M. D. Ballmer, S. Cottaar, and J. G. Konter (2021): Mantle Convection and Surface Expressions: Preface, AGU Monograph, doi:10.1002/9781119528609.fmatter

38. Ballmer, M. D., and L. Noack (2021): The Diversity of Exoplanets: From Interior Dynamics to Surface Processes, Elements, 17 (4), 245–250, doi:10.2138/gselements.17.4.245 [(pdf)] [(link)]

37. Samuel, H., M. D. Ballmer, S. Padovan, N. Tosi, A. Rivoldini, and A.-C. Plesa (2021): Timescales of chemical equilibrium between the convecting solid mantle and over-/ underlying magma oceans, J. Geophys. Res. -- Planets, doi:10.1029/2020JE006613 [(pdf)] [(link)]

36. Manjón-Cabeza Córdoba, A., and M. D. Ballmer (2021): The role of Edge-Driven Convection in the generation of intraplate volcanism I: a 2D systematic study, Solid Earth, doi:10.5194/se-12-613-2021 [(pdf)] [(link)]

35. Bolrão, D. P., M. D. Ballmer, A. Morison, A. B. Rozel, P. Sanan, S. Labrosse, and P. J. Tackley (2021): Timescales of chemical equilibrium between the convecting solid mantle and over-/ underlying magma oceans, Solid Earth, 12, 421–437, doi:10.5194/se-12-421-2021 [(pdf)] [(link)]

34. Vilella, K., T. Bodin, C.-E. Boukaré, F. Deschamps, J. Badro, M. D. Ballmer, and Y. Li (2021): Constraints on the composition and temperature of LLSVPs from seismic properties of lower mantle minerals, Earth Planet. Science Lett., 554, 116685, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116685 [(link)] [(preprint)]

33. Spaargaren, R., M. D. Ballmer, D. J. Bower, C. Dorn, and P. J. Tackley (2020): The influence of bulk composition on long-term interior-atmosphere evolution of terrestrial exoplanets, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 643, A44, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/202037632 [(link)] [(preprint)]

32. Yan, J., M. D. Ballmer, and P. J. Tackley (2020): The evolution and distribution of recycled oceanic crust in the Earth’s mantle: Insight from geodynamic models, Earth Planet. Science Lett., 537, 116171, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116171 [(link)] [(pdf)] [(Suppl.Mat.)]

31. Gülcher, A. J. P., D. J. Gebhardt, M. D. Ballmer, and P. J. Tackley (2020): Variable dynamic styles of primordial heterogeneity preservation in the Earth’s lower mantle, Earth Planet. Science Lett., 536, 116160, doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116160 [(link)] [(pdf)]

30. Lourenço, D., A. B. Rozel, M. D. Ballmer, and P. J. Tackley (2020): Plutonic-squishy lid: a new global tectonic regime generated by intrusive magmatism on Earth-like planets, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 21 (4), doi:10.1029/2019GC008756, [(link)] [(pdf)]

29. Deng, H., M. D. Ballmer, C. Reinhardt, M. M. M. Meier, L. Mayer, J. Stadel, and F. Benitez (2019): Primordial Earth mantle heterogeneity caused by the Moon-forming giant impact, The Astrophysical Journal, 887 (2), 211, doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab50b [(link)] [(preprint)]

28. Long, X., M. D. Ballmer, A. Manjón-Cabeza Córdoba, and C.-F. Li (2019): Mantle Melting and Intraplate Volcanism Due to Self-Buoyant Hydrous Upwellings From the Stagnant Slab That Are Conveyed by Small-Scale Convection, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 20, doi:10.1029/2019GC008591 [(link)] [(pdf)]

27. Caracas, R., K. Hirose, R. Nomura, and M. D. Ballmer (2019): Melt-crystal density crossover in a deep magma ocean, Earth Planet. Science Lett., 516, 202-211, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2019.03.031 [(link)]

26. Waszek, L., N. C. Schmerr, and M. D. Ballmer (2018): Global Observations of Reflectors in the Mid-Mantle and Implications for Mantle Structure and Dynamics, Nature Communications, 9, 385, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02709-4 [(link)] [(pdf)]

25. Helffrich, G., M. D. Ballmer, and K. Hirose (2018): Core-exsolved SiO2 dispersal in the Earth's mantle, Journal of Geophysical Research -- Solid Earth, 123, doi:10.1002/2017jb014865 [(pdf)]

24. Ballmer, M. D. (2017): Small-scale convection in the Earth’s mantle, Reference Module in Earth and Environmental Sciences, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09494-X [(pdf)]

23. Liao, J., Q. Wang, T. Gerya, and M. D. Ballmer (2017): Modeling craton destruction by hydration-induced weakening of the upper mantle, Journal of Geophysical Research -- Solid Earth, 122, doi:10.1002/2017JB014157 [(link)]

22. Conrad, C. P., K. Selway, M. M. Hirschmann, M. D. Ballmer, and P. Wessel (2017): Constraints on Volumes and Patterns of Asthenospheric Melt from the Space-Time Distribution of Seamounts, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 14, 7203–7210, doi:10.1002/2017GL074098 [(link)] [(pdf)]

21. Ballmer, M. D., D. Lourenço, K. Hirose, R. Caracas, and R. Nomura (2017): Reconciling Magma-Ocean Crystallization Models with the present-day Structure of the Earth’s mantle, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 18, 7, 2785–2806, doi:10.1002/2017GC006917 [(link)] [(pdf)]

20. Ballmer, M. D., C. Houser, J. W. Hernlund, R. Wentzcovich, and K. Hirose (2017): Persistence of Strong Silica-Enriched Domains in the Earth's Lower Mantle, Nature Geosciences, doi:10.1038/ngeo2898 [(link)] [(pdf)] [(Suppl.Mat.)] [(news&views)] [(press release)]

19. Ballmer, M. D., L. Schumacher, V. Lekic, C. Thomas, and G. Ito (2016): Compositional layering within the Large Low Shear-wave Velocity Provinces in the lower mantle, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 17, doi:10.1002/2016GC006005 [(pdf)]

18. Kato, C., K. Hirose, R. Nomura, M. D. Ballmer, A. Miyake, and Y. Ohishi (2016): Melting in the FeO−SiO2 system to deep lower-mantle pressures: Implications for subducted Banded Iron Formations, Earth Planet. Science Lett., 440, 56-61, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.02.011 [(link)]


17. Ballmer, M. D., N. C. Schmerr, T. Nakagawa, and J. Ritsema (2015): Compositional mantle layering revealed by slab stagnation at ~1,000 km depth, Science Advances, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1500815 [(link)] [(pdf)] [(press release A)] [(press release B)]

16. Ballmer, M. D., C. P. Conrad, E. I. Smith, and R. Johnsen (2015): Intraplate volcanism at the edges of the Colorado Plateau sustained by a combination of triggered edge-driven and shear-driven upwelling, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 16, doi:10.1002/2014GC005641 [(pdf)]


15. Motoki, M. H., and M. D. Ballmer (2015): Intraplate volcanism due to convective instability of stagnant slabs in the Mantle Transition Zone, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 16, doi:10.1002/2014GC005608 [(pdf)]


14. Ballmer, M. D., G. Ito, and C. Cheng (2015): Asymmetric Behavior of Thermochemical Plumes and Implications for Hawaiian Lava Composition, in: Hawaiian Volcanism: From Source to Surface, AGU Monograph 208, Eds.: R. Carey, M. Poland and D. Weis, 36-57p., doi:10.1002/9781118872079.ch3 [(pdf)]


13. Cheng, C., R. M. Allen, R. W. Porritt, and M. D. Ballmer (2015): Seismic constraints on a double-layered asymmetric whole-mantle plume beneath Hawaii, in: Hawaiian Volcanism: From Source to Surface, AGU Monograph 208, Eds.: R. Carey, M. Poland and D. Weis, 19-34p., doi:10.1002/9781118872079.ch2 [(pdf)]


12. Ballmer, M. D., P. E. van Keken, and G. Ito (2015): Hotspots, Large Igneous Provinces, and Melting Anomalies in: Mantle Dynamics, Treatise on Geophysics 7.10, 2nd edition, Eds. G. Schubert and D. Bercovici, 393-459 [(pdf)]


11. Sakamaki, T., A. Suzuki, E. Ohtani, H. Terasaki, S. Urakawa, Y. Katayama, K.-I. Funakoshi, Y. Wang, J. W. Hernlund, and M. D. Ballmer (2013): Ponded melt at the boundary between the lithosphere and asthenosphere, Nature Geoscience, 6, 1041-1044, doi:10.1038/ngeo1982 [(link)] [(pdf)]


10. Ballmer, M. D., G. Ito, C. J. Wolfe, and S. C. Solomon. (2013): Double layering of a thermochemichal plume in the upper mantle beneath Hawaii, Earth Planet. Science Lett., 376, 155-164, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.06.022 [(pdf)] [(Suppl.Mat.)] [(movies)] [(news)]

9. Ballmer, M. D., C. P. Conrad, E. I. Smith, and N. Harmon (2013): Non-hotspot volcano chains produced by migration of shear-driven upwelling toward the East Pacific Rise, Geology, 41, 479-482, doi:10.1130/G33804.1 [(pdf)] [(Suppl.Mat.)] [(movies)] [(news)]

8. Bianco, T. A., G. Ito, J. van Hunen, J. J. Mahoney, and M. D. Ballmer (2013): Geochemical variations at ridge-centered hotspots caused by variable melting of a veined mantle plume, Earth Planet. Science Lett., 371, 191-202, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.03.050 [(link)] [(pdf)]


7. Cadio, C., M. D. Ballmer, I. Panet, M. Diament, and N. Ribe (2012): New constraints on the origin of the Hawaiian swell from wavelet analysis of the geoid to topography ratio, Earth Planet. Science Lett., 359, 40-54, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.10.006 [(pdf)]


6. Ballmer, M. D., G. Ito, J. van Hunen, and P. J. Tackley
(2011): Small-scale convection induces spatio-temporal variability in Hawaiian volcanism, Nature Geoscience, 4, 7, 457-460, doi:10.1038/ngeo1187 [(pdf)] [(Suppl.Mat.)] [(movie)] [(news)]

5. Bianco, T. A., G. Ito, J. van Hunen, M. D. Ballmer, and J. J. Mahoney (2011): Geochemical variations at intraplate hot spots caused by variable melting of a veined mantle plume, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 12, Q0AC13, doi:10.1029/2011GC003658. [(pdf)]

4. Ballmer, M. D., G. Ito, J. van Hunen, and P. J. Tackley (2010): Small-scale sublithospheric convection reconciles geochemistry and geochronology of 'Superplume' volcanism in the western and south Pacific, Earth Planet. Science Lett., 290, 40-54, 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.12.025 [(pdf)]

3. Ballmer, M. D., J. van Hunen, G. Ito, T. A. Bianco, and P. J. Tackley (2009): Intraplate volcanism with complex age-distance patterns - a case for small-scale sublithospheric convection, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 10, doi:10.1029/2009GC002386 [(pdf)] [(movie)]

2. Bianco, T. A., G. Ito, J. van Hunen, M. D. Ballmer, and J. J. Mahoney (2008): Geochemical variation at the Hawaiian hot spot caused by upper mantle dynamics and melting of a heterogeneous plume, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 9, doi: 10.1029/2008gc002111 [(pdf)]

1. Ballmer, M. D., J. van Hunen, G. Ito, P. J. Tackley, and T. A. Bianco (2007): Non-hotspot volcano chains originating from small-scale sublithospheric convection, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, doi:10.1029/2007GL031636 [(pdf)] [(movie)]

PhD THESIS

Ballmer, M. D. (2009). Small scale convection - an alternative mechanism for oceanic intraplate volcanism, Diss. ETH No. 18425, [(link)]


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