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Mike Coffin

Professor, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

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Professor Mike Coffin is a marine geophysicist at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). His research focuses on large-scale volcanism on the seafloor (large igneous provinces, or LIPs), tectonic plate boundaries, divergent continental margins, and interactions between the solid Earth and Earth's environment. Primarily an observational scientist, Coffin has led or participated in 31 blue-water research voyages in the Pacific, Southern, Indian, and Atlantic oceans. The inaugural Executive Director of IMAS, Mike has also held leadership positions at the UK's National Oceanography Centre (inaugural Director of Research) and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (inaugural Chair, Science Planning Committee).

Career summary

Qualifications

  • 1978, AB, Dartmouth College 
  • 1981, MA, Columbia University
  • 1982, MPhil, Columbia University
  • 1985, PhD, Evolution of the conjugate East African-Madagascan margins and the Western Somali Basin, Columbia University

Languages (other than English)

  • French
  • German

Biography

  • Professor, University of Tasmania, 2011-
  • Executive Director (inaugural), Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, 2011-2015
  • Fellow (visiting), National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, 2010
  • Director of Research (inaugural), National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, 2007-2009
  • Professor, University of Southampton, 2007-2009                                                                           
  • Professor, Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, 2001-2007
  • Chair (inaugural), Science Planning Committee, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 2003-2005
  • Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin, 2001-2005
  • Senior Researcher, Institute for Research on Earth Evolution, Japan, 2002-2003
  • Professor (visiting), University of Hawaii, 2002
  • Professor (visiting), University of Strasbourg, 2001
  • Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin, 1999-2001
  • Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin, 1990-99
  • Research Scholar (visiting), University of Oslo, Norway, 1992, 1996
  • Research Scientist, Geoscience Australia, 1985-89                                                                            
  • Instructor, National Science Foundation Science Honors Program, Columbia University, 1983-84
  • Lecturer (visiting), Dartmouth College, 1982
  • Summer Employee/Guest Investigator, Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1977

Research Themes

Professor Mike Coffin's research aligns with the University's research theme of Marine, Antarctic, and Maritime.

Large Igneous Provinces: Coffin pioneered integrated, synergistic analyses of oceanic plateaus, volcanic divergent margins, and continental flood basalts (aka large igneous provinces, or LIPs). Rigorously compiling a catalog of LIPs globally and throughout our solar system, both for the first time, he and his team documented similarities among continental, oceanic, and transitional LIPs; provided evidence that at least some LIPs originate in the lower mantle; compared rates of LIP crustal production to those of oceanic crust at mid-ocean ridges; and related LIP events to global environmental changes. The work reaches a broader audience through use in textbooks and museum exhibitions. A co-edited book (American Geophysical Union, 1997) is a definitive tome on continental, oceanic, and planetary LIPs.

Oceanic Plateaus: Coffin and his team have focused attention on pioneering investigations of the crustal structure, stratigraphic history, and tectonic development of Earth's two largest oceanic plateaus, Ontong Java and Kerguelen. This body of work has helped define the features' anomalous lower crust; illuminate the submarine history of Ontong Java and the subaerial history of Kerguelen; document the continental nature of parts of the Kerguelen Plateau; quantify the magma flux from the Kerguelen hotspot over the past 130 million years; and develop models for the origins of these features. Coffin and colleagues have also investigated the origin and evolution of the Manihiki Plateau, providing the first evidence for subduction-related contamination of Manihiki Plateau basalts and detailing its post-emplacement deformation. In addition, they presented the first evidence for the continental foundation of the Naturaliste Plateau.

Obduction and Ophiolites: Coffin and colleagues have proposed that LIPs may be much more significant sources for ophiolites than normal or backarc oceanic crust. They have documented how the Ontong Java Plateau is both obducting onto and subducting beneath the Solomon Islands arc, and that the Ogasawara Plateau is being obducted.

Solid Earth-Earth's Environment Interactions: Coffin cooperates closely with paleoceanogaphers in investigating linkages between LIP events and major global environmental changes. A particular focus has been documenting synchronous LIP emplacements with oceanic anoxic event (OAE) 1a and OAE-2. The work is aimed at understanding processes, rates, and feedback mechanisms, both to understand past changes and to provide insight into potential changes during the Anthropocene. Recently he has taken a particular interest in mass extinctions, as outlined in his 2014 TEDxHobart presentation.

Subduction Initiation: Coffin and his team have focused attention on how subduction starts by investigating interactions between the Australian and Pacific plates south of New Zealand along the Macquarie Ridge Complex. They have presented evidence for compression, transpression, and transtension along the plate boundary, and develop models for how the boundary has evolved since seafloor spreading ceased approximately 10 million years ago.

Rifted Divergent Margins: Coffin and co-workers undertook the first comprehensive marine geophysical study of the conjugate East African-Madagascan margins and intervening Western Somali Basin. Their body of work established the stratigraphy and structure of these margins, including the presence of salt diapirs, for the first time, and remains the definitive geophysical research in this area. Coffin and colleagues have also studied the divergent margin of eastern North America and Elan Bank (Indian Ocean), both characterized by massive volcanism accompanying rifting and breakup.

Plate Tectonic Reconstructions: Working as a member of international teams, Coffin has contributed to plate reconstructions of the Indian and Southern Oceans.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • American Geophysical Union
  • European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers
  • European Geosciences Union
  • Geological Society of America
  • Geological Society of Australia
  • International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior
  • The Geological Society (London)
  • The Oceanography Society
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Committee associations

  • American Geophysical Union Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize Committee
  • Australia-New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium Science Committee
  • Australian Research Council College of Experts
  • International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior Commission on Large Igneous Provinces Steering Committee
  • International Ocean Discovery Program JOIDES Resolution Facility Board

Administrative expertise

  • Executive Director (inaugural), Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, 2011-2015
  • Director of Research (inaugural), National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, 2007-2009
  • Chair (inaugural), Science Planning Committee, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 2003-2005
  • Co-Chief Scientist, Ocean Drilling Program Leg 183 (Kerguelen Plateau/Broken Ridge), 1998-1999
  • Co-Chair, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Scientific Planning Working Group, 1999-2001
  • Leader (founding), Commission on Large Igneous Provinces, International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, 1992-97

Teaching

Marine Geoscience, Seismology, Seismic Exploration, Geophysics, Geology, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Tectonics, Volcanology, Natural Hazards, Geodynamics, Structural Geology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Palaeoclimatology, Climate Change Processes

Teaching expertise

  • Subjects: Marine Geoscience, Seismology, Seismic Exploration, Geophysics, Geology, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Tectonics, Volcanology, Natural Hazards, Geodynamics, Structural Geology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Palaeoclimatology, Climate Change Processes
  • Degrees: Bachelor's, Honours, Masters, PhD

Teaching responsibility

Research Appointments

  • External Reviewer, New Zealand National Science Challenge, The Deep South, 2014-2015
  • External Reviewer, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, 2014
  • External Reviewer, New Zealand National Science Challenge, Sustainable Seas, 2014
  • External Reviewer, State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology, Tongji University, 2014
  • Member, Cook Islands Delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, 2014
  • Member, Joint Delegation (Federated States of Micronesia, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands) to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, 2014
  • Member, JOIDES Resolution Facility Board, 2014-
  • Member, National Marine Science Committee (Australia), 2014-
  • Executive Committee, Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans, 2013-2015
  • Member, Chikyu International Ocean Discovery Program Board, 2014
  • Member, Australian Research Council College of Experts, 2013-
  • Member, Australian Government's Oceans Policy Science Advisory Group, 2011-2014
  • Member, Science Committee, Australia-New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Consortium (ANZIC), 2011-
  • Member Representative, IODP Management International, 2008-2009; 2011-2014
  • Steering Committee, Commission on Large Igneous Provinces, International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI), 2003-
  • Member, UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Peer Review College, 2008-2012

Research Invitations

  • 2015 – Geoscience Australia, Australian National Maritime Museum
  • 2014 – United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmanian Polar Network, TEDxHobart
  • 2013 – American Geophysical Union, Polar Research Institute of China, Second Institute of Oceanography Hangzhou, Institute of Oceanology Qingdao, Tongji University, International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, Detached Cultural Organisation
  • 2012 – American Geophysical Union, Detached Cultural Organisation, Tasmanian Club, Friedrich Schiller University, Australian Society of Anaesthetists, International Geological Congress, Australian Marine Sciences Association-New Zealand Marine Science Society, Comparative Climatology of the Terrestrial Planets, Australian Academy of Sciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii
  • 2011 – American Geophysical Union, Zhejiang University, Second International Symposium on Scientific and Legal Aspects of the Regimes of the Continental Shelf and the Area, Shanghai Ocean University, Indian Ocean Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Workshop, GEOMAR Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Australian Government Leadership Network, American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference, CSIRO, Royal Society of Tasmania

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Expertise

  • Origin and evolution of large igneous provinces (LIPs) – oceanic plateaus, volcanic divergent margins, and continental flood basalts.
  • Crustal structure, stratigraphic history, and tectonic development of oceanic plateaus.
  • Linkages between LIP events and major global environmental changes, including oceanic anoxic events and mass extinctions.
  • Initiation of tectonic plate subduction.
  • Stratigraphy and structure of passive continental margins.
  • Development of submarine canyon systems.
  • Plate tectonic reconstructions.

Current editorial service: Editorial Board, Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (2013-present); Associate Editor, Island Arc (2006-present); Editorial Board, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (2006-present); Editorial Board, Marine Geophysical Researches (1997-present).

Reviewer of manuscripts for: Nature, Science, Geology, Geophysical Research Letters, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Journal International, Journal of Petrology, Tectonics, Solid Earth, Lithos, Earth Science Reviews, Tectonophysics, Marine Geology, and special volumes.

Reviewer of proposals for: US National Science Foundation, UK Natural Environment Research Council, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Australian Research Council, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Research Council of Norway, Ifremer, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Italian National Program of Research in Antarctica (PNRA), and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Awards

  • 2015 – Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2008 – Fellow, The Geological Society (London)
  • 2002 – Visiting Scholar, University of Hawaii
  • 2001 – Visiting Professor, University of Strasbourg
  • 1996 – Industrial Liaison Fellow, University of Oslo
  • 1994/95 – Joint Oceanographic Institutions/US Science Advisory Committee Distinguished Lecturer
  • 1992 - Research Scholar, Norwegian Research Council, University of Oslo

Collaboration

Ocean science is global science, and Professor Mike Coffin cooperates extensively with scientists from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America. Having held positions on four continents, he works with a broad and deep network of marine scientists in academia, government, and industry. He is currently involved in four international projects, each of which has a significant seagoing component.

Current projects

Current projects focus on marine investigations of the Kerguelen Plateau (southern Indian Ocean) and Ontong Java Plateau (western equatorial Pacific Ocean), and include:

  • 2014-2015 – 'Deciphering Ontong Java Atoll, Nukumanu Atoll, and Kroenke Canyon, Western Equatorial Pacific' – 20 days of RV Falkor shiptime ($1.7M) supported by the Schmidt Ocean Institute [MF Coffin, P Castillo, G Fitton, K Hoernle, M Jackson, S Kawagle, K Kawamura, A Koppers, S Miura, T Nakajima, M Nakanishi, C Neal, T Sano, D Suetsugu, J Whittaker]
  • 2015-2017 – 'Submarine Volcanism and Hydrothermalism around Heard and McDonald Islands' - $65,600 supported by the Australian Antarctic Science Program [MF Coffin, I Borissova, A Bowie, Z Chase, T Noble, T Trull, J Whittaker, T Holmes, RJ Arculus]
  • 2016 - 'Heard/McDonald Islands Submarine Volcanism/Hydrothermalism and Biospheric Impacts' – 61 days of RV Investigator shiptime ($5.8M) supported by the Australian Marine National Facility [MF Coffin, RJ Arculus, A Bowie, Z Chase, H Phillips, T Trull, J Whittaker]
  • 2017-2018 – 'Tectonic, Paleoclimatic, and Paleoceanographic History of the Mentelle Basin and Naturaliste Plateau at Southern High Latitudes during the Cretaceous' - 60 days of JOIDES Resolution shiptime ($16M) supported by the International Ocean Discovery Program [R Hobbs B Huber, I Borissova, K MacLeod, D Grocke, D Watkins, N Exon, M Coffin, R Brown, S Robinson, C Poulsen, H Jenkyns, B Cramer, N Direen]

Fields of Research

  • Marine Geoscience (040305)
  • Tectonics (040313)
  • Volcanology (040314)
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (040304)
  • Seismology and Seismic Exploration (040407)
  • Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying) (090906)
  • Geochronology (040303)
  • Oceanography (040599)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Aquaculture (070401)
  • Isotope Geochemistry (040203)
  • Environmental Science and Management (050299)
  • Geology (040399)
  • Sedimentology (040310)
  • Chemical Oceanography (040502)
  • Palaeoclimatology (040605)
  • Geodynamics (040402)
  • Stratigraphy (incl. Biostratigraphy and Sequence Stratigraphy) (040311)
  • Special Vehicles (091106)
  • Physical Oceanography (040503)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences (970102)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Natural Hazards (961099)
  • Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments (961104)
  • Natural Hazards in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (961001)
  • Natural Hazards in Marine Environments (961006)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)
  • Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related) (969902)
  • Conserving Natural Heritage (950305)
  • International Organisations (940303)
  • Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) (849999)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts) (960306)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography (969901)
  • Mineral Exploration (840199)
  • Oil and Gas Exploration (850103)

Publications

Professor Mike Coffin has authored more than 100 publications in the international, peer-reviewed literature, including articles in ScienceNatureScientific AmericanReviews of GeophysicsEarth and Planetary Science Letters,GeologyPaleoceanographyGeochemistry Geophysics GeosystemsTectonicsJournal of Geophysical Research, and Journal of Petrology. His most highly cited paper, 'Large Igneous Provinces: Crustal Structure, Dimensions, and External Consequences' (Reviews of Geophysics, 1994), has garnered nearly 1000 citations.

Total publications

140

Journal Article

(87 outputs)
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2017Direen NG, Cohen BE, Maas R, Frey FA, Whittaker JM, et al., 'Naturaliste Plateau: constraints on the timing and evolution of the Kerguelen Large Igneous province and its role in Gondwana breakup', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 64, (7) pp. 851-869. ISSN 0812-0099 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2017.1367326 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Direen NG; Whittaker JM; Meffre S; Halpin JA; Crawford AJ

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2017Picard K, Brooke B, Coffin MF, 'Geological insights from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 search', Eos, 98 pp. 1-10. ISSN 0096-3941 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2017EO069015 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Watson SJ, Whittaker JM, Lucieer V, Coffin MF, Lamarche G, 'Erosional and depositional processes on the submarine flanks of Ontong Java and Nukumanu atolls, western equatorial Pacific Ocean', Marine Geology, 392 pp. 122-139. ISSN 0025-3227 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.08.006 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Watson SJ; Whittaker JM; Lucieer V

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2016Duncan RA, Falloon TJ, Quilty PG, Coffin MF, 'Widespread Neogene volcanism on Central Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Indian Ocean', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 63, (4) pp. 379-392. ISSN 0812-0099 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2016.1221857 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Falloon TJ; Quilty PG

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2015Nakanishi M, Nakamura Y, Coffin MF, Hoernle K, Werner R, 'Topographic expression of the Danger Islands Troughs and implications for the tectonic evolution of the Manihiki Plateau, western equatorial Pacific Ocean', Geological Society of America. Special Papers, 511 pp. 195-220. ISSN 0072-1077 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/2015.2511(11) [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2013Eldholm O, Coffin MF, 'LIPs - Enorme episodiske vulkanutbrudd', Geo (Trondheim), (December 2013) pp. 16-21. ISSN 1500-8371 (2013) [Non Refereed Article]

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2013Coffin MF, Given H, Eguchi N, 'Determining Scientific Projects for the Deep-Sea Drilling Vessel Chikyu', Eos: Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 94, (29) pp. 256. ISSN 0096-3941 (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2013Coffin MF, Given HK, Eguchi N, 'Determining scientific projects for the deep-sea drilling vessel Chikyu', Eos, 94, (29) pp. 256. ISSN 0096-3941 (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2012Gallagher SJ, Exon N, Pandey D, Rajan S, Coffin M, et al., 'New frontiers in scientific drilling of the Indian Ocean', Scientific Drilling, 14 pp. 60-63. ISSN 1816-8957 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2204/iodp.sd.14.09.2012 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Coffin MF, 'Australian developments in marine science', 93, (30) pp. 289-290. ISSN 0096-3941 (2012) [Edited Journal]

DOI: 10.1029/2012EO300002 [eCite] [Details]

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2011Kuroda J, Tanimizu M, Hori RS, Suzuki K, Ogawa NO, et al., 'Lead isotopic record of Barremian-Aptian marine sediments: Implications for large igneous provinces and the Aptian climatic crisis', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 307, (1-2) pp. 126-134. ISSN 0012-821X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 22

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2011Timm C, Hoernle K, Werner R, Hauff F, van den Bogaard P, et al., 'Age and geochemistry of the oceanic Manihiki Plateau, SW Pacific: New evidence for a plume origin', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 304, (1-2) pp. 135-146. ISSN 0012-821X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.01.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 26

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2011Miura S, Noguchi N, Kodiara S, Fukao Y, Coffin MF, et al., 'Deep seismic investigation of the Ontong Java Plateau', Eos, 92, (8) pp. 61-62. ISSN 0096-3941 (2011) [Professional, Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2011EO080002 [eCite] [Details]

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2008Neal CR, Coffin MF, Arndt NT, Duncan RA, Eldholm O, et al., 'Investigating Large Igneous Province Formation and Associated Paleoenvironmental Events: A White Paper for Scientific Drilling', Scientific Drilling, (6) pp. 4-18. ISSN 1816-8957 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2204/lodp.sd.6.01.2008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12

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2008Halpin JA, Crawford AJ, Direen NG, Coffin MF, Forbes CJ, et al., 'Naturaliste Plateau, offshore Western Australia: A submarine window into Gondwana assembly and breakup', Geology, 36, (10) pp. 807-810. ISSN 0091-7613 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G25059A.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Halpin JA; Crawford AJ; Direen NG

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2008Inoue H, Coffin MF, Nakamura Y, Mochizuki K, Kroenke LW, 'Intrabasement reflections of the Ontong Java Plateau: implications for plateau construction', Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 9, (4) EJ ISSN 1525-2027 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2007GC001780 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10

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2007Sawyer DS, Coffin MF, Reston TJ, Stock JM, Hopper JR, 'COBBOOM: The Continental Breakup and Birth of Oceans Mission', Scientific Drilling , (5) pp. 13-25. ISSN 1816-8957 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2204/iodp.sd.5.02.2007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

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2007Tsuji T, Nakamura Y, Tokuyama H, Coffin MF, Koda K, 'Oceanic crust and Moho of the Pacific plate in the eastern Ogasawara Plateau region', The Island Arc, 16, (3) pp. 361-373. ISSN 1038-4871 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1738.2007.00589.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

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2007Kuroda J, Ogawa NO, Tanimizu M, Coffin MF, Tokuyama H, et al., 'Contemporaneous massive subaerial volcanism and late cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Event 2', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 256, (1-2) pp. 211-223. ISSN 0012-821X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.01.027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 90Web of Science - 84

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2007Ingle S, Mahoney JJ, Sato H, Coffin MF, Kimura JI, et al., 'Depleted mantle wedge and sediment fingerprint in unusual basalts from the Manihiki Plateau, central Pacific Ocean', Geology (Boulder), 35, (7) pp. 595-598. ISSN 0091-7613 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G23741A.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 26

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2006Coffin MF, Duncan RA, Eldholm O, Fitton JG, Frey FA, et al., 'Large igneous provinces and scientific ocean drilling: status quo and a look ahead', Oceanography, 19, (4) pp. 150-160. ISSN 1042-8275 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2006.13 [eCite] [Details]

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2005Meckel TA, Mann P, Mosher S, Coffin MF, 'Influence of cumulative convergence on lithospheric thrust fault development and topography along the Australian-Pacific plate boundary south of New Zealand ', Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 6, (9) EJ ISSN 1525-2027 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2005GC000914 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

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2005Mochizuki K, Coffin MF, Eldholm O, Taira A, 'Massive Early Cretaceous volcanic activity in the Nauru basin related to emplacement of the Ontong Java Plateau', Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 6, (10) EJ ISSN 1525-2027 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2004GC000867 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

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2005Daczko NR, Mosher S, Coffin MF, Meckel TA, 'Tectonic implications of fault-scarp-derived volcaniclastic deposits on Macquarie Island: Sedimentation at a fossil ridge-transform intersection?', Geological Society of America. Bulletin, 117, (1-2) pp. 18-31. ISSN 0016-7606 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/B25469.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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2005Sano T, Coffin MF, Ingle S, 'Petrology and geochemistry of LIPS: A comparison between the Ontong Java Plateau and the Kerguelen Plateau', Chikyu Monthly, 44 pp. 136-142. ISSN 0387-3498 (2005) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2005Roberge J, Wallace PJ, White RV, Coffin MF, 'Anomalous uplift and subsidence of the Ontong Java Plateau inferred from CO2 contents of submarine basaltic glasses', Geology (Boulder), 33, (6) pp. 501-504. ISSN 0091-7613 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G21142.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 17

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2004Coffin MF, 'Earth, Oceans, and Life -Science of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)', Chikyu Monthly, 44 pp. 16-23. ISSN 0387-3498 (2004) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2004Ingle S, Coffin MF, 'Impact origin for the greater Ontong Java Plateau?', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 218, (1-2) pp. 123-134. ISSN 0012-821X (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0012-821X(03)00629-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 95Web of Science - 77

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2004Miura R, Nakamura Y, Koda K, Tokuyama H, Coffin MF, ''Rootless' serpentinite seamount on the southern Izu-Bonin forearc: implications for basal erosion at convergent plate margins', Geology (Boulder), 32, (6) pp. 541-544. ISSN 0091-7613 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G20319.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14

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2004Phinney EJ, Mann P, Coffin MF, Shipley TH, 'Sequence stratigraphy, structural style, and age of deformation of the Malaita accretionary prism (Solomon arc-Ontong Java Plateau convergent zone)', Tectonophysics: International Journal of Geotectonics and The Geology and Physics of The Interior of The Earth, 389, (3-4) pp. 221-246. ISSN 0040-1951 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2003.10.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29

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2004Cowley S, Mann P, Coffin MF, Shipley TH, 'Oligocene to Recent tectonic history of the Central Solomon intra-arc basin as determined from marine seismic reflection data and compilation of onland geology', Tectonophysics: International Journal of Geotectonics and The Geology and Physics of The Interior of The Earth, 389, (3-4) pp. 267-307. ISSN 0040-1951 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2004.01.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 22

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2003Daczko NR, Wertz KL, Mosher S, Coffin MF, Meckel TA, 'Extension along the Australian-Pacific transpressional transform plate boundary near Macquarie Island', Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 4, (9) EJ ISSN 1525-2027 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2003GC000523 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 12

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2003Wertz KL, Mosher S, Daczko NR, Coffin MF, 'Macquarie Island's Finch-Langdon fault: A ridge-transform inside-corner structure', Geology (Boulder), 31, (8) pp. 661-664. ISSN 0091-7613 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G19441.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14

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2003Meckel TA, Coffin MF, Mosher S, Symonds P, Bernardel G, et al., 'Underthrusting at the Hjort Trench, Australian-Pacific plate boundary: incipient subduction?', Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 4 EJ ISSN 1525-2027 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2002GC000498 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 19

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2003Borissova I, Coffin MF, Charvis P, Operto S, 'Structure and development of a microcontinent: Elan Bank in the southern Indian Ocean', Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 4, (9) EJ ISSN 1525-2027 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2003GC000535 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 23

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2003Frey FA, Coffin MF, Wallace PJ, Weis D, 'Leg 183 snthesis: Kerguelen Plateau-Broken Ridge-a large igneous province', Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 183 pp. 1-48. ISSN 1096-7451 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2973/odp.proc.sr.183.015.2003 [eCite] [Details]

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2002Wallace PJ, Frey FA, Weis D, Coffin MF, 'Origin and Evolution of the Kerguelen Plateau, Broken Ridge and Kerguelen Archipelago: Editorial', Journal of Petrology, 43, (7) pp. 1105-1108. ISSN 0022-3530 (2002) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1093/petrology/43.7.1105 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 34

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2002Coffin MF, Pringle MS, Duncan RA, Gladczenko TP, Storey M, et al., 'Kerguelen hotspot magma output since 130 Ma', Journal of Petrology, 43, (7) pp. 1121-1139. ISSN 0022-3530 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/petrology/43.7.1121 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 182

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2002Wise SW, Coxall HK, Wahnert V, Antretter MJ, Inokuchi H, et al., 'The Kerguelen Plateau: new paleontologic and paleomagnetic age constraints on growth history from ODP Leg 183 drilling', Royal Society of New Zealand Bulletin, 35 pp. 239-247. ISSN 1176-1865 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2001Gladczenko TP, Coffin MF, 'Kerguelen Plateau crustal structure and basin formation from seismic and gravity data', Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 106, (B8) pp. 16583-16601. ISSN 0148-0227 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2001JB000370 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 10

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2001Mahoney J, Fitton G, Wallace P, Scientific Party Leg 192 , 'ODP Leg 192: Basement Drilling on the Ontong Java Plateau', JOIDES Journal (Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling), 27, (2) pp. 2-6. ISSN 0734-5615 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2001Nicolaysen K, Bowring S, Frey F, Weis D, Ingle S, et al., 'Provenance of Proterozoic garnet-biotite gneiss recovered from Elan Bank, Kerguelen Plateau, southern Indian Ocean', Geology (Boulder), 29, (3) pp. 235-238. ISSN 0091-7613 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(2001)029<0235:POPGBG>2.0.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 37

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2001Weis D, Ingle S, Damasceno D, Frey FA, Nicolaysen K, et al., 'Origin of continental components in Indian Ocean basalts: evidence from Elan Bank (Kerguelen Plateau, ODP Leg 183, Site 1137)', Geology (Boulder), 29, (2) pp. 147-150. ISSN 0091-7613 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(2001)029<0147:OOCCII>2.0.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 43

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2000Coffin MF, Frey F, Wallace P, 'Development of an Intraoceanic Large Igneous Province: The Kerguelen Plateau and Broken Ridge, Southern Indian Ocean', JOIDES Journal (Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling), 26, (1) pp. 5-9. ISSN 0734-5615 (2000) [Non Refereed Article]

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2000Frey FA, Coffin MF, Wallace PJ, Weis D, Zhao X, et al., 'Origin and evolution of a submarine large igneous province: the Kerguelen Plateau and Broken Ridge, southern Indian Ocean', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 176, (1) pp. 73-89. ISSN 0012-821X (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0012-821X(99)00315-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 140Web of Science - 133

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2000Massell C, Coffin MF, Mann P, Mosher S, Frohlich C, et al., 'Neotectonics of the Macquarie Ridge Complex, Australia-Pacific plate boundary', Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 105, (B6) pp. 13457-13480. ISSN 0148-0227 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/1999JB900408 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 38

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1999Phinney EJ, Mann P, Coffin MF, Shipley TH, 'Sequence stratigraphy, structure, and tectonic history of the southwestern Ontong Java Plateau adjacent to the North Solomon Trench and Solomon Islands Arc', Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 104, (B9) pp. 20449-20466. ISSN 0148-0227 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/1999JB900169 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 37

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1998Konnecke LK, Coffin MF, Charvis P, 'Early development of the Southern Kerguelen Plateau (Indian Ocean) from shallow wide-angle ocean bottom seismometer and multichannel seismic reflection data', Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 103, (B10) pp. 24085-24108 . ISSN 0148-0227 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/98JB01495 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 8

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1998Schuur CL, Coffin MF, Frohlich C, Massell CG, Karner GD, et al., 'Sedimentary regimes at the Macquarie Ridge Complex: interaction of Southern Ocean circulation and plate boundary bathymetry', Paleoceanography, 13, (6) pp. 646-670. ISSN 0883-8305 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/98PA02357 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16

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1997Gladczenko TP, Coffin MF, Eldholm O, 'Crustal structure of the Ontong Java Plateau: modeling of new gravity and existing seismic data', Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, (B10) pp. 22711-22729. ISSN 0148-0227 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/97JB01636 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 83

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1997Frohlich C, Coffin MF, Massell C, Mann P, Schuur CL, et al., 'Constraints on Macquarie Ridge tectonics provided by Harvard focal mechanisms and teleseismic earthquake locations', Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, (B3) pp. 5029-5041. ISSN 0148-0227 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/96JB03408 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 33

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1996Delteil J, Collot JY, Wood R, Herzer R, Calmant S, et al., 'From strike-slip faulting to oblique subduction: a survey of the Alpine Fault-Puysegur Trench transition, New Zealand, Results of Cruise Geodynz-sud Leg 2', Marine Geophysical Researches: An International Journal for The Study of The Earth Beneath The Sea, 18, (2-4) pp. 383-399. ISSN 0025-3235 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF00286086 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 35

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1995Collot JY, Lamarche G, Wood RA, Delteil J, Sosson M, et al., 'Morphostructure of an incipient subduction zone along a transform plate boundary: Puysegur Ridge and Trench', Geology (Boulder), 23, (6) pp. 519-522. ISSN 0091-7613 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(1995)023<0519:MOAISZ>2.3.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 40

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1995Davies TA, Coffin MF, Wise Jr SW, 'Selected Topics Relating to the Indian-Ocean Basins and Margins - Introduction', Sedimentary Geology: International Journal of Pure and Applied Sedimentology, 96, (1-2) pp. 1-5. ISSN 0037-0738 (1995) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0037-0738(95)90002-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

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1995Delteil J, Collot JY, Wood R, Herzer R, Calmant S, et al., 'From the Alpine Fault to the Puysegur Trench (New Zealand): results of the GEODYNZ-SUD, Leg 2 swath-mapping survey', Comptes rendus de l'academie des sciences Serie II, 320, (4) pp. 303-309. ISSN 1251-8069 (1995) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 6

1995Oh J, Austin Jr JA, Phillips JD, Coffin MF, Stoffa PL, 'Seaward-dipping reflectors offshore the southeastern United States: seismic evidence for extensive volcanism accompanying sequential formation of the Carolina trough and Blake Plateau basin', Geology (Boulder), 23, (1) pp. 9-12. ISSN 0091-7613 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(1995)023<0009:SDROTS>2.3.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 27

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1995Storey M, Mahoney JJ, Saunders AD, Duncan RA, Kelley SP, et al., 'Timing of hot spot-related volcanism and the breakup of Madagascar and India', Science, 267, (5199) pp. 852-855. ISSN 0036-8075 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.267.5199.852 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 383

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1995Coffin MF, Gahagan LM, 'Ontong Java and Kerguelen Plateaux: Cretaceous Icelands?', Journal of the Geological Society, 152 pp. 1047-1052 . ISSN 0016-7649 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1144/GSL.JGS.1995.152.01.27 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 32

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1994Coffin MF, Eldholm O, 'Large igneous provinces: crustal structure, dimensions, and external consequences', Reviews of Geophysics, 32, (1) pp. 1-36. ISSN 8755-1209 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/93RG02508 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 858Web of Science - 778

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1994Coffin MF, Eldholm O, 'Exploring large subsea igneous provinces', Oceanus: Reports on Research At The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 36, (4) pp. 75-78. ISSN 0029-8182 (1994) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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1993Coffin MF, Eldholm O, 'Large igneous provinces', Scientific American, 269, (4) pp. 42-49. ISSN 0036-8733 (1993) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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1993Coffin MF, Eldholm O, 'Scratching the surface: estimating dimensions of large igneous provinces', Geology (Boulder), 21, (6) pp. 515-518. ISSN 0091-7613 (1993) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(1993)021<0515:STSEDO>2.3.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 107

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1993Colwell JB, Coffin MF, Spencer R, 'Structure of the southern New South Wales continental margin, southeastern Australia', BMR Journal of Australian Geology & Geophysics, 13, (4) pp. 333-343. ISSN 0312-9608 (1993) [Refereed Article]

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1993Colwell JB, Coffin MF, Spencer RA, 'Structure of the southern New South Wales continental margin, south-eastern Australia', BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics, 13 pp. 333-343. ISSN 0312-9608 (1993) [Refereed Article]

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1993Munschy M, Rotstein Y, Schlich R, Coffin MF, 'Structure and tectonic setting of the 77 E and 75 E Grabens, Kerguelen Plateau ,South Indian Ocean', Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, 98, (B4) pp. 6367-6382. ISSN 0148-0227 (1993) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/92JB02694 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 11

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1992Coffin MF, 'Subsidence of the Kerguelen Plateau: The Atlantis Concept', Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 120 pp. 945-949. ISSN 1096-7451 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2973/odp.proc.sr.120.202.1992 [eCite] [Details]

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1992Coffin MF, Eldholm O, 'Volcanism and continental break up: a global compilation of large igneous provinces', Geological Society Special Publication, 68 pp. 17-30. ISSN 0305-8719 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.1992.068.01.02 [eCite] [Details]

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1992Francis JE, Coffin MF, 'Cretaceous Fossil Wood From the Raggatt Basin, Southern Kerguelen Plateau (Site 750)', Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 120 pp. 273-280. ISSN 1096-7451 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2973/odp.proc.sr.120.195.1992 [eCite] [Details]

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1992Fritsch B, Schlich R, Munschy M, Fezga F, Coffin MF, 'Evolution of the Southern Kerguelen Plateau deduced from seismic stratigraphic studies and Drilling at Sites 748 and 750', Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 120 pp. 895-906. ISSN 1096-7451 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2973/odp.proc.sr.120.124.1992 [eCite] [Details]

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1992Munschy M, Dyment J, Boulanger MO, Boulanger D, Tissot JD, et al., 'Breakup and Seafloor Spreading between the Kerguelen Plateau-Labuan Basin and the Broken Ridge-Diamantina Zone', Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 120 pp. 931-944. ISSN 1096-7451 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2973/odp.proc.sr.120.123.1992 [eCite] [Details]

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1992Munschy M, Fritsch B, Schlich R, Fezga F, Rotstein Y, et al., 'Structure and Evolution of the Central Kerguelen Plateau Deduced from Seismic Stratigraphic Studies and Drilling at Site 747', Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 120 pp. 881-893. ISSN 1096-7451 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2973/odp.proc.sr.120.125.1992 [eCite] [Details]

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1992Rotstein Y, Schlich R, Munschy M, Coffin MF, 'Structure and tectonic history of the southern Kerguelen Plateau (Indian Ocean) deduced from seismic reflection data', Tectonics, 11, (6) pp. 1332-1347. ISSN 0278-7407 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/91TC02909 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 15

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1992Royer JY, Coffin MF, 'Jurassic to Eocene Plate Tectonic Reconstructions in the Kerguelen Plateau Region', Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 120 pp. 917-928. ISSN 1096-7451 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2973/odp.proc.sr.120.200.1992 [eCite] [Details]

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1992Watkins DK, Quilty PG, Mohr BAR, Mao S, Francis JE, et al., 'Paleontology of the Cretaceous of the Central Kerguelen Plateau', Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, 120 pp. 951-960. ISSN 1096-7451 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2973/odp.proc.sr.120.186.1992 [eCite] [Details]

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1991Scheibner E, Powell CM, Spencer R, Agostini A, Basden H, et al., 'Broken Hill - Sydney - Tasman Sea transect, New South Wales, eastern Australia', Global Geoscience Transect, 5 pp. 1-29. ISSN 1077-1425 (1991) [Non Refereed Article]

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1990Kravis SP, Coffin MF, Whitworth RW, 'Design and operation of a deep seismic survey in the Tasman Sea basin', Tectonophysics: International Journal of Geotectonics and The Geology and Physics of The Interior of The Earth, 173, (1-4) pp. 129-140. ISSN 0040-1951 (1990) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0040-1951(90)90210-Y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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1990Coffin MF, Munschy M, Colwell JB, Schlich R, Davies HL, et al., 'Seismic stratigraphy of the Raggatt Basin, southern Kerguelen Plateau: tectonic and paleoceanographic implications', Geological Society of America. Bulletin, 102, (5) pp. 563-579. ISSN 0016-7606 (1990) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/0016-7606(1990)102<0563:SSOTRB>2.3.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 21

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1989Schlich R, Munschy M, Whitechurch H, Aubry MP, Wise Jr SW, et al., 'Preliminary results of ODP Leg 120 in the Central and Southern Kerguelen Plateau (Indian Ocean)', Comptes rendus de l'academie des sciences Serie II, 308, (18) pp. 1597-1603. ISSN 1251-8069 (1989) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 4

1988Colwell JB, Coffin MF, Pigram CJ, Davies HL, Stagg HMJ, et al., 'Seismic stratigraphy and evolution of the Raggatt Basin, southern Kerguelen Plateau', Marine and Petroleum Geology, 5, (1) pp. 75-81. ISSN 0264-8172 (1988) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0264-8172(88)90041-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

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1988Schlich R, Munschy M, Boulanger D, Cantin B, Coffin MF, et al., 'Preliminary results of multichannel seismic cruise MD47 on the Southern Kerguelen Plateau', Comptes rendus de l'academie des sciences Serie II, 306, (10) pp. 635-642. ISSN 1251-8069 (1988) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 10

1988Shipboard Scientific Party Leg 120, 'Ocean Drilling Program: That Sinking Feeling', Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, 334, (6181) pp. 385-386. ISSN 0028-0836 (1988) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1987Coffin MF, Rabinowitz PD, 'Reconstruction of Madagascar and Africa: evidence from the Davie Fracture Zone and Western Somali Basin', Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 92, (B9) pp. 9385-9406. ISSN 0148-0227 (1987) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/JB092iB09p09385 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 90

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1986Coffin MF, Davies HL, Haxby WF, 'Structure of the Kerguelen Plateau province from Seasat altimetry and seismic reflection data', Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, 324, (6093) pp. 134-136. ISSN 0028-0836 (1986) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/324134a0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 32

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1986Coffin MF, Rabinowitz PD, Houtz RE, 'Crustal structure in the Western Somali Basin', Royal Astronomical Society Geophysical Journal, 86, (2) pp. 331-369. ISSN 0016-8009 (1986) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1986.tb03832.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 20

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1986Ramsay DC, Colwell JB, Coffin MF, Davies HL, Hill PJ, et al., 'New findings from the Kerguelen Plateau', Geology (Boulder), 14, (7) pp. 589-593. ISSN 0091-7613 (1986) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(1986)14<589:NFFTKP>2.0.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 29

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1983Rabinowitz PD, Coffin MF, Falvey D, 'The separation of Madagascar and Africa', Science, 220, (4592) pp. 67-69. ISSN 0036-8075 (1983) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.220.4592.67 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 307

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1982Rabinowitz PD, Coffin MF, Falvey DA, 'Salt diapirs bordering the continental margin of northern Kenya - southern Somalia', Science, 215, (4533) pp. 663-665 . ISSN 0036-8075 (1982) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.215.4533.663 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 19

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Book

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Rintoul SR, Sparrow M, Meredith MP, Wadley V, Speer K, et al., 'The Southern Ocean observing system: initial science and implementation strategy', Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research; Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 74. ISBN 978-0-948277-27-6 (2012) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Rintoul SR

1988Coffin MF, Rabinowitz PD, 'Evolution of the conjugate East African-Madagascan margins and the Western Somali Basin', Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, pp. 78. ISBN 0-8137-2226-8 (1988) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Coffin MF, Whittaker JM, 'Intraplate Magmatism', Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences, Springer Netherlands, J Harff, M Meschede, S Petersen, J Tiede (ed), Netherlands, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9789400762374 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6644-0_19-1 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Whittaker JM

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2015Self S, Coffin MF, Rampino MR, Wolff JA, 'Chapter 24. Large igneous provinces and flood basalt volcanism', The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, Academic Press Ltd Elsevier Science Ltd, H Sigurdsson, B Houghton, H Rymer, J Stix, S McNutt (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 441-455. ISBN 9780123859389 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385938-9.00024-9 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Eldholm O, Coffin MF, 'Volcanism and Climate', Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences, Springer Netherlands, J Harff, M Meschede, S Petersen, J Thiede (ed), Netherlands, pp. 1-7. ISBN 9789400762374 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6644-0_97-2 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Coffin MF, Eldholm O, 'Large igneous provinces', Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier Inc, SA Elias (ed), USA, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-0-12-409548-9 (2014) [Revised Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09087-4 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Gunn J, DIttman S, Coffin M, 'Marine Science: Challenges for a Growing 'Blue Economy'', Science Matters: How We Will Address the Challenges of Australia's Future, Future Leaders, The Conversation, The Office of the Chief Scientist (ed), Sydney, Australia, pp. 75-84. ISBN 9780987480743 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]

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2011Coffin MF, 'Large Igneous Provinces', Scientific Ocean Drilling: Accomplishments and Challenges, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., pp. 140-143. ISBN 9780309219013 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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2001Coffin MF, Eldholm O, 'Large igneous provinces: Progenitors of some ophiolites?', Mantle plumes: their identification through time, Geological Society of America, Richard E. Ernst and Kenneth L. Buchan (ed), Boulder, Colorado, pp. 59-70. ISBN 0-8137-2352-3 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1130/0-8137-2352-3.59 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43

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2000Eldholm O, Coffin MF, 'Large Igneous Provinces and Plate Tectonics', History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions, American Geophysical Union, MA Richards, RG Gordon, RD Van Der Hilst (ed), Washington DC, pp. 309-326. ISBN 0-87590-979-5 (2000) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1029/GM121p0309 [eCite] [Details]

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2000Symonds PA, Coffin MF, Taft G, Kagami H, 'Ridge Issues', Continental shelf limits : the scientific and legal interface, Oxford University Press, P J Cook; Chris Carleton (ed), Oxford, pp. 285-307. ISBN 0195117824 (2000) [Research Book Chapter]

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1992Coffin MF, 'Emplacement and subsidence of Indian Ocean plateaus and submarine ridges', Synthesis of Results From Scientific Drilling in the Indian Ocean, American Geophysical Union, Duncan, RA.; Ria, DK.; Kidd, RB.; von Rad, U; Weissel, JK (ed), Washington DC, pp. 115-125. ISBN 0875908225 (1992) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1029/GM070p0115 [eCite] [Details]

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1992Coffin MF, Rabinowitz PD, 'The Mesozoic East African and Madagascan Conjugate Continental Margins: Stratigraphy and Tectonics ', Geology and Geophysics of Continental Margins, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Watkins, JS; Zhigiang, F; McMillen, KJ (ed), Tulsa, Oklahoma, pp. 207-246. ISBN 0-89181-332-2 (1992) [Research Book Chapter]

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1992Lawver LA, Gahagan LM, Coffin MF, 'The Development of Paleoseaways around Antarctica', The Antarctic Paleoenvironment: A perspective on global change: Part One, American Geophysical Union, J P Kennett and D A Warkne (ed), Washington DC, pp. 7-30. ISBN 0-87590-823-3 (1992) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1029/AR056p0007 [eCite] [Details]

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1992Royer JY, Sclater JG, Sandwell DT, Cande SC, Schlich R, et al., 'Indian Ocean Plate Reconstructions Since the Late Jurassic', Synthesis of Results From Scientific Drilling in the Indian Ocean, American Geophysical Union, Duncan, RA.; Ria, DK.; Kidd, RB.; von Rad, U; Weissel, JK (ed), Washington DC, pp. 471-475. ISBN 0875908225 (1992) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1029/GM070p0471 [eCite] [Details]

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1989Coffin MF, Munschy M, Colwell JB, Schlich R, Davies HL, et al., 'The Raggatt Basin: a mid-ocean sedimentary basin on the Kerguelen Plateau', Atlas of seismic stratigraphy, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, AW Bally (ed), Tulsa, Oklahoma, pp. 205-223. ISBN 1588611930 (1989) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

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2008Coffin MF, 'Imaging, Mapping and Modelling Continental Lithosphere Extension and Breakup [Book Review]', Geophysical Journal International, 175, (3) pp. 1321. (2008) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03981.x [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

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2016Watson SJ, Coffin MF, Whittaker JM, Lucieer V, Fox JM, et al., 'Submarine geology and geomorphology of active Sub-Antarctic volcanoes: Heard and McDonald Islands', American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting abstracts, 12-16 December 2016, San Francicso, USA, pp. V43F-08. (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Watson SJ; Whittaker JM; Lucieer V; Fox JM; Carey R; Bowie AR; Chase Z

2016Watson SJ, Lucieer V, Coffin MF, Whittaker JM, 'The Ontong Java Plateau uncovered: evidence for mass wasting on the flanks of Ontong Java and Nukumanu atolls', Australian Earth Science Convention abstracts, 26-30 June, Adelaide (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Watson SJ; Lucieer V; Whittaker JM

2015Coffin M, Adams N, Whittaker J, Lucieer V, Heckman M, et al., 'The world's largest submarine canyon Kroenke Canyon in the Western Equatorial Pacific', American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Program, 14-18 December, San Francisco, USA, pp. OS21A-1953. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Whittaker J; Lucieer V

2013Coffin MF, 'Mesozoic global environments', CHIKYU+10 International Workshop Report, 21-23 April 2013, Tokyo, Japan, pp. WP-45. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2000Coffin MF, 'Scientific Ocean Drilling in the Early 21st Century and Seismic Survey Requirements', OTC2000: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, 1-4 May 2000, Houston, Texas, US, pp. 11942.1-11942.3. (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2000Eldholm O, Coffin MF, Stoffa PL, Austin Jr JA, 'Academic/Industrial Cooperation In Marine Seismology: An International Model', OTC2000: Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, 1-4 May 2000, Houston, Texas, US, pp. 11944.1-11944.3. (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1992Coffin MF, 'The East African and Madagascan margins: stratigraphy, structure and tectonics', First Indian Ocean Petroleum Seminar : proceedings of the Indian Ocean - First Regional Seminar on Petroleum Exploration, 10-15 December 1990, Seychelles, pp. 325-343. (1992) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1992Lawver LA, Coffin MF, Gahagan L, 'The Mesozoic break-up of Gondwana', First Indian Ocean Petroleum Seminar : proceedings of the Indian Ocean - First Regional Seminar on Petroleum Exploration, 10-15 December 1990, Seychelles, pp. 345-356. (1992) [Conference Extract]

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1982Coffin MF, Rabinowitz PD, 'A Multichannel Seismic Transect of the Somalian Continental Margin', Proceedings, fourteenth annual Offshore Technology Conference, 3-6 May, 1982, Houston, Texas, US, pp. 421-430. (1982) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

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2016Coffin MF, 'RV Investigator Voyage Summary: HEOBI - Heard Earth-Ocean-Biosphere Interactions', Marine National Facility; CSIRO, Hobart, Tasmania, IN2016_V01 (2016) [Contract Report]

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2015Coffin MF, Adams N, Heckman M, Ketter T, Lucieer VL, et al., 'Deciphering Ontong Java Atoll, Nukumanu Atoll, and Kroenke Canyon, Western Equatorial Pacific final project report for RV Falkor FK141015 15 October - 3 November 2014', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, FK141015 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lucieer VL; Whittaker J

Entry

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2009Coffin MF, 'Granitic Islands', Encyclopedia of islands, Gillespie, RG and Clague, DA (ed), Berkeley, California, 1, pp. 380-382 (2009) [Entry]

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2005Coffin MF, Eldholm O, 'Large igneous provinces', Encyclopedia of Geology, RC Selley; LRM Cocks; IR Plimer (ed), Amsterdam, 3, pp. 315-323 (2005) [Entry]

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2001Coffin MF, Eldholm O, 'Igneous Provinces', Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, JH Steele, SA Thorpe, KK Turekian (ed), San Diego, 3, pp. 1290-1298 (2001) [Entry]

DOI: 10.1006/rwos.2001.0463 [eCite] [Details]

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1983Coffin MF, Rabinowitz PD, 'East African continental margin transect', Seismic expression of structural styles : a picture and work atlas, AW Bally (ed), Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2, pp. 2.2.3.3.22-30 (1983) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Coffin MF, 'National Marine Science Plan 2015-2025: Driving the development of Australia's blue economy', Australia, ISBN 9781925012026, August (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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2013Coffin MF, 'Marine Nation 2025: Marine Science to Support Australia's Blue Economy', Australian Government, ISBN 9781925012002, March (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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2007Coffin MF, Neal C, 'Large Igneous Provinces: IODP-MI/JOI Large Igneous Province Workshop; Coleraine, United Kingdom, 22-25 July 2007', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, USA, 84, 42, p. 7. (2007) [Newspaper Article]

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2006Coffin MF, 'Continental Breakup and Sedimentary Basin Formation', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, America, 73, 6, pp. 66-67. (2006) [Newspaper Article]

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2006Coffin MF, 'Sound images of the Ocean in Research and Monitoring', EOS, Transactions American Geophyiscal Union, USA, 87, 26, p. 289. (2006) [Newspaper Article]

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2006Coffin MF, Sawyer DS, Reston TJ, Stock JM, 'Continental Breakup and Sedimentary Basin Formation', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, America, 87, 47, pp. 528-529. (2006) [Newspaper Article]

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2005Coffin MF, 'Expeditions to Drill Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific sites', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, USA, 85, 15, pp. 151-153. (2005) [Newspaper Article]

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2005Coffin MF, 'Expeditions to Drill Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Sites', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, USA, 86, 15, pp. 151-153. (2005) [Newspaper Article]

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2004Coffin MF, 'Expeditions to Drill Pacific, Artic and Atlantic sites', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, USA, 85, 2, pp. 13-15. (2004) [Newspaper Article]

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2004Coffin MF, 'IODP plans its first drilling expeditions in the world's oceans', First Break, First Break EAGE, USA, 22, 3, pp. 33-37. (2004) [Magazine Article]

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2003Coffin MF, Frey FA, Wallace P, 'The Lost World: Environmental Effects During the Formation of a Giant Volcanic Province', ODP Highlights; International Scientific Contributionss from the Ocean Drilling Program, Joint Oceanographic Institutions, USA, 1, 1, p. 20. (2003) [Internal Newsletter]

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2003Coffin MF, Frey FA, Wallace P, 'The Lost World: Environmental Effects During the Formation of a Giant Volcanic Province', ODP Highlights: International Scientific Contributions from the Ocean Drilling Program, Joint Oceanographic Institutions, USA, 1, 1, p. 20. (2003) [Internal Newsletter]

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2003Coffin MF, Hirata N, 'Large Earthquake Strikes Hokkaido, Japan', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, USA, 84, 42, pp. 442-443. (2003) [Newspaper Article]

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2002Borissova I, Moore A, Sayers J, Parums R, Coffin MF, et al., 'Geological framework of the Kerguelen Plateau and adjacent ocean basins', Geoscience Australia Record 2002/05, Petroleum & Marine Division, Geoscience Australia, Canberra (2002) [Government or Industry Research]

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1998Coffin MF, 'Heard of the Kerguelen Plateau', Joint Oceanographic Institutions, U.S Science Support Program associated with the Ocean Drilling Program, USA, 11, 2, pp. 1-4. (1998) [Internal Newsletter]

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1998Coffin MF, Dietrich W, Dixon T, Driscoll N, Karner G, et al., 'Program Focuses Attention on Continental Margins', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, USA, 79, 11, pp. 137-141. (1998) [Newspaper Article]

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1998Coffin MF, Eldholm O, Stoffa PL, Austin Jr JA, 'Looking Ahead to the Future of Marine Reflection Seismology', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, USA, 79, 50, pp. 614-615. (1998) [Newspaper Article]

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1998Larson RL, Abrams LJ, Coffin MF, Eldholm O, Gladczenko T, et al., 'Multinational Survey of Earth's Largest LIP', JOI/USSAC, Eage, USA, 11, 2, pp. 6-13. (1998) [Internal Newsletter]

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1997Coffin MF, Eldholm O, 'Evidence for Vigorous Cretaceous Mantle Dynamics from Large Igneous Provinces', Ocean Drilling Program Greatest Hits, Joint Oceanographic Institutions, USA, 2, 1, p. 30. (1997) [Internal Newsletter]

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1990Coffin MF, Eldholm O, 'Large Igneous Provinces: A workshop to develop scientific drilling initiatives on volcanic margins and oceanic plateaus', Large Igneous Provinces: A workshop to develop scientific drilling initiatives on volcanic margins, JOI/USSAC EAGE, 1, pp. 1-78. (1990) [Government or Industry Research]

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1988Schlich R, Wise SW, Palmer AA, Aubry MP, Berggren WA, et al., 'ODP at Kerguelen Plateau Leg 120 explores origins and history', Geotimes, American Geological Institute, USA, 12, pp. 12-16. (1988) [Newspaper Article]

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Grants & Funding

Current projects and grants focus on marine investigations of the Kerguelen Plateau (southern Indian Ocean) and Ontong Java Plateau (western equatorial Pacific Ocean). Upcoming grants include:

  • 2015-2017 – 'Submarine Volcanism and Hydrothermalism around Heard and McDonald Islands' - $65,600 supported by the Australian Antarctic Science Program [MF Coffin, I Borissova, A Bowie, Z Chase, T Noble, T Trull, J Whittaker, T Holmes, RJ Arculus]
  • 2016 - 'Heard/McDonald Islands Submarine Volcanism/Hydrothermalism and Biospheric Impacts' – 61 days of RV Investigator shiptime ($5.8M) supported by the Australian Marine National Facility [MF Coffin, RJ Arculus, A Bowie, Z Chase, H Phillips, T Trull, J Whittaker]
  • 2017-2018 – 'Tectonic, Paleoclimatic, and Paleoceanographic History of the Mentelle Basin and Naturaliste Plateau at Southern High Latitudes during the Cretaceous' - 60 days of JOIDES Resolution shiptime ($16M) supported by the International Ocean Discovery Program [R Hobbs B Huber, I Borissova, K MacLeod, D Grocke, D Watkins, N Exon, M Coffin, R Brown, S Robinson, C Poulsen, H Jenkyns, B Cramer, N Direen]

Funding Summary

Number of grants

8

Total funding

$23,938,710

Projects

The Kerguelen Large Igneous Province: dynamics of a pulsating mantle plume (2017)$75,553
Description
Large igneous provinces (LIPs) are formed from massive outpourings of lava in geologically short periods of time (1 to 5 million years). As a result, they are at times associated with extinctions of life on Earth.The Kerguelen LIP, one of Earth's largest, formed over a much longer geological period than other LIPs,over at least 25 million years. During this time, the volume of magma erupted and intruded could coverAustralia in 250-metre-thick lava flows. Despite its enormous volume, the Kerguelen LIP did not result ina mass extinction. This project investigates how processes deep within Earth's interior interacted withsurface motions to form the Kerguelen LIP. The project combines geoscientific data with open-sourcesoftware to link the deep Earth with surface geological processes. The intended outcome is to provide aclearer understanding of how the internal workings of our planet drive and interact with the Earth's crust,and how these interactions have impacted life on Earth.
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($75,553)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Halpin JA; Coffin MF; Whittaker J; Jourdan F; Merle R; Olierook H
Year
2017
Australian Membership of the International Ocean Discovery Program (2016 - 2020)$14,175,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($10,000,000)
Collaborators
Australian National University ($1,500,000); CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($500,000); Curtin University ($200,000); Geoscience Australia ($250,000); Macquarie University ($300,000); Monash University ($200,000); Queensland University of Technology ($200,000); University of Adelaide ($50,000); University of Melbourne ($125,000); University of New South Wales ($200,000); University of Queensland ($200,000); University of Sydney ($200,000); University of Western Australia ($125,000); University of Wollongong ($125,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
Australian National University
Research Team
Arculus R; Cohen D; Gallagher S; Vasconcelos P; Elders C; Foden J; Coffin MF; Nebel O; McGregor H; Clennell M; Sloss C; Heap A; Webster JM; Kemp AI; George S
Period
2016 - 2020
Grant Reference
LE160100067
Submarine volcanism and hydrothermalism around Heard and McDonald Islands (2015 - 2016)$65,600
Description
The scarcity of iron limits biological productivity and carbon uptake in the nutrient rich waters of the Southern Ocean. This project will explore for the first time the role of undersea "hotspot" volcanoes in supplying iron to surface waters, thus linking the solid earth and the biosphere. Existing data indicate that fields of submarine volcanoes extend for several hundred kilometres from Heard and McDonald islands, among the world's most active hotspot volcanoes. We will produce a three dimensional, high-resolution bathymetric and backscatter map of the seafloor surrounding the islands. We will map the water column for chemical signatures of hydrothermal activity. From this mapping we will identify and sample candidate active submarine volcanoes, a first for this region. We will measure iron abundance, and reactivity in buoyant plumes over and downstream of these volcanoes, and evaluate physical mixing processes that might deliver this iron to surface waters.
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($65,600)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Coffin MF; Chase Z; Bowie AR; Whittaker J; Phillips HE; Noble T; Arculus R; Trull T
Period
2015 - 2016
Deciphering Ontong Java Atoll, Nukumanu Atoll, and Kroenke Canyon, Western Equatorial Pacific (2014)$0
Description
Using the Schmidt Ocean Institutes research vessel (RV) Falkor, this project will investigate three prominent, yet unmapped and poorly known features on the Ontong Java Plateau (OJP) in the western equatorial Pacific Ocean: Ontong Java Atoll, Nukumanu Atoll, and Kroenke Canyon and Fan. The primary aims of the project are: to test potential genetic relationships between a) the atolls and the OJP, and b) the atolls and Kroenke Canyon; to understand and model how atolls and canyons form and evolve on oceanic plateaus, isolated from terrestrial influences and subject to sea level fluctuations; and to contribute to understanding tsunami risk on low-lying atolls. During the 30--day RV Falkor research expedition, research will acquire multibeam bathymetric and sub--bottom profiling data for the first time from Ontong Java Atoll, Nukumanu Atoll, and Kroenke Canyon and Fan. Multibeam bathymetric data will elucidate the morphology of the seafloor around the atolls, including their volcanic foundations, and along the Kroenke Canyon and Fan system. Sub--bottom profiling data will reveal the nature of the seafloor (sediment vs igneous rock) and its shallow stratigraphy. Together, the multibeam bathymetry and sub--bottom profiles will enable identification of promising sampling (dredging, coring, drilling, ROV) locations for future research expeditions.
Funding
Schmidt Ocean Institute ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Oceanographic Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Coffin MF; Whittaker J
Year
2014
Keystone of East Gondwana: Unravelling the tectonic and geodynamic evolution of' Gulden Draak Ridge (2014)$0
Description
The aim of this cruise is to collect geological and geophysical data over a recently discovered submerged fragment of continental crust (Gulden Draak Ridge) left behind as India and Antarctica rifted away from Australia some 130-100 million years ago. Collection of these data will allow us to address key knowledge gaps regarding (1) the crustal nature and affinity of the Gulden Draak Ridge, (2) the tectonic mechanism/s responsible for formation of the ridge, and (3) the timing of exhumation during Cretaceous continental breakup. The detailed geophysical program will determine both the surface topography and deep structure of the submerged continental fragment. The complementary dredging program will reveal lithological composition and variation across this enigmatic feature. Recovery of continental basement, sedimentary strata and volcanic rocks will allow correlation with both neighbouring plateau and ridges, and onshore terranes in Western Australia, Antarctica and India. This project contributes to Australia's national benefit under National Research Priority Goal 1.6, developing deep earth resources, by mapping and sampling areas of unexplored seafloor offshore the Western Australian coast.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Marine National Facility
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Whittaker J; Halpin JA; Williams Simon; Daczko N; Coffin MF; Goncharov A; Baxter Alan; Milan L
Year
2014
College of Experts (2013 - 2015)$22,557
Funding
Australian Research Council ($22,557)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Coffin MF
Period
2013 - 2015
Australian Membership of the International Ocean Discovery Program (2013 - 2014)$3,600,000
Description
This proposal is for a 5-year Australian membership of the International Ocean Discovery Program. TheProgram will recover drill cores, situate observatories, and conduct down-hole experiments in all the worldsoceans from lowest to highest latitudes to address fundamental questions about Earths history andprocesses within four high-priority scientific themes: Climate and Ocean Change reading the past andinforming the future; Biosphere Frontiers deep life, biodiversity, and environmental forcing of ecosystems;Earth Connections deep processes and their impact on Earths surface environment; Earth in Motion processes and hazards on a human time scale.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($3,600,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
Australian National University
Research Team
Arculus R; Exon N F; O'Reilly SY; George S; Muller D; Coffin MF
Period
2013 - 2014
Grant Reference
LE140100047
Australian Membership of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (2008 - 2012)$6,000,000
Description
Membership of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) will provide high-leverage access to the largest, and most effective international geoscience program.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($6,000,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
Australian National University
Research Team
Arculus R; Coffin MF; De Deckker P; Exon N F; Barley M; Howard W; McNeill AW; Falloon TJ; Green DH; Feig ST
Period
2008 - 2012
Grant Reference
LE0882854

Research Supervision

Thinking of undertaking a PhD, Masters, or Honours? Please feel free to discuss ideas with Mike. Potential PhD topics are listed on the IMAS website. Mike is actively recruiting research students; applicants must have a strong track record (for PhD: Australia/New Zealand - 1st class honours; overseas – MSc or journal paper in English and solid English language capabilities).Mike has supervised students and post-docs at the University of Tasmania, University of Tokyo, and the University of Texas, and has served as an external examiner for students at the University of Sydney, University of Oslo, and City University of New York. Overall, he has been primary supervisor for eight RHD students and five post-docs who are now employed in academia, industry, and government.

Current

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DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDUnderstanding the evolution of East Gondwana breakup and the influence of the Kerguelen plume2014