Publications edited, authored or coauthored by Peter Kelemen (some group members may eventually add addit publications below)


Menzies, M., P. Kelemen, H. Dick, J.-L. Bodinier, F. Boudier, G. Hirth, T. Grove, A. Tommasi and E. Takazawa, Shallow mantle composition and dynamics: Fifth International Orogenic Lherzolite, Conference, J. Petrol. 51, 570 pp., 2010. DOI: 10.1093/petrology/egp098

Kelemen, P.B., Kikawa, E., Miller, D.J., et al., 2004. Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 209 [Online]., 2004. doi: 10.2973/

Kelemen, P.B., Kikawa, E., and Miller, D.J. (Eds.), Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 209 : College Station, TX (ODP), doi:10.2973/

Kelemen, P.B., Matter, J.M., Teagle, D.A.H., Coggon, J.A., and the Oman Drilling Science Team (2020) Proceedings of the Oman Drilling Project: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). doi:10.14379/Oman.ph1-2.proc.2020

McCaig A.M., G.L. Früh-Green, P Kelemen, D.A.H. Teagle. 2020 Serpentinite in the Earth System. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A378, London UK (Royal Society of London).

Menzies, M..A., R. Vannucci, J.L. Bodinier, F.A. Frey, N. Shimizu, P.B. Kelemen, E. Rampone, G. Rivalenti and A. Hofmann, Orogenic Lherzolites and Mantle Processes, 3rd Orogenic Lherzolites Conference, Pavia, Italy, J. Petrol. 42, 250 pp., 2001. DOI: 10.1093/petrology/42.1.3

Menzies, M.A., J.-L. Bodinier, F. Frey, F. Gervilla and P.B. Kelemen, Editors, Melt Processes and Exhumation of Garnet, Spinel and Plagioclase Facies Mantle, 2nd Orogenic Lherzolites Conference, Granada, 25 August - 5 September 1995, Special Issue of Chemical Geology, 134, Nos. 1-3, 214 pp., 1996. DOI: 10.1016/S0009-2541(96)90012-1

Research Papers & Books

Published & in press


Beinlich, A., O. Plümper, E. Boter, I.A. Müller, F. Kourim, M. Ziegler, Y. Harigane, R. Lafay, P. Kelemen and the Oman Drilling Project Science Team, Ophiolite carbonation: Constraints from listvenite core BT1B, Oman Drilling Project, J. Geophys. Res., in press, preprint online at, 2020 (1)

Cooperdock, E.H.G., D. Stöckli, P.B. Kelemen and J.C. de Obeso, Timing and duration of magnetite growth associated with carbonate veining in the SE Semail Ophiolite, Wadi Fins, Oman serpentinite, J. Geophys. Res., in press, 2020.

de Obeso, J.C. and P.B. Kelemen, Magnesium and iron mobility during serpentinization, oxidation and weathering of mantle peridotite at low temperatures: The case of Wadi Fins, Oman, (invited) Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London A 378: 20180433, 2020 (1). Download

Evans, O., M.W. Spiegelman and P.B. Kelemen, Phase‐field modeling of reaction‐driven cracking: Determining conditions for extensive olivine serpentinization, J. Geophys. Res., 125, e2019JB018614, 2020. Download

Gadikota, G., J. Matter, P. Kelemen, P.V. Brady and A.-H. A. Park, Elucidating the differences in the carbon mineralization behaviors of calcium and magnesium-bearing alumino-silicates and magnesium silicates for CO2 storage, Fuel, in press, April 2020.

Katayama, I., N. Abe, K. Hatakeyama, Y. Akamatsu, K. Okazaki, O.I. Ulven, G. Hong, W. Zhu, B. Cordonnier, K. Michibayashi, M. Godard, P. Kelemen and The Oman Drilling Project Phase 2 Science Party, Permeability profiles across the crust–mantle sections in the Oman Drilling Project inferred from dry and wet resistivity data, J. Geophys. Res., in press April 2020.

Kelemen, P.B., Matter, J.M., Teagle, D.A.H., Coggon, J.A., and the Oman Drilling Science Team, Proceedings of the Oman Drilling Project: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). doi:10.14379/Oman.ph1-2.proc.2020, and specific chapters therein. 2020.

Kelemen, P.B., N. McQueen, J. Wilcox, P. Renforth, G. Dipple & A. Paukert Vankeuren, Engineered carbon mineralization in ultramafic rocks for CO2 removal from air, Chem. Geol. (invited), in press, April 2020

Malvoisin B., Chang Zhang, O. Müntener, L.P. Baumgartner, P.B. Kelemen and the Oman Drilling Project Science Team, Measurement of volume change and mass transfer during serpentinisation: Insights from the Oman Drilling Project, J. Geophys. Res., in press April 2020 (1)

McCaig AM, GL Früh-Green, P Kelemen, DAH Teagle, Serpentinite in the Earth system. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 378, 20190332, 2020.

McQueen, N., P. Kelemen, G. Dipple, P. Renforth and J. Wilcox, Ambient weathering of magnesium oxide for CO2 removal from air (CDR), Nature Communications, in press April 2020.

Newman, S.A., S.A. Lincoln, S. O’Reilly, X. Liu, E.L. Shock, P.B. Kelemen and R.E. Summons, Lipid biomarker record of the serpentinite-hosted ecosystem of the Samail Ophiolite, Oman and implications for the search for biosignatures on Mars, Astrobiology, in press February 2020

Yuan, X., J. Korenaga, W.S. Holbrook and P.B. Kelemen, Crustal structure of the Greenland-Iceland Ridge from joint refraction and reflection seismic tomography, J. Geophys. Res., in press May 2020.


Bucholz, C.E. and P.B. Kelemen, Oxygen fugacity at the base of the Talkeetna arc, Alaska, Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 174, 79, 2019 (2). Download

Kelemen, P., S.M. Benson, H. Pilorgé, P. Psarras and J. Wilcox, An overview of the status and challenges of CO2 storage in minerals and geological formations, Frontiers in Climate 1, 9, 2019 (3). Download

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration: A Research Agenda, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 370 pp., 2019 (64) Chapter 6,  Carbon Mineralization, 247-318, 1st author is Kelemen. Download

Paukert Vankeuren, A.N., J.M. Matter, M. Stute and P.B. Kelemen, Multitracer determination of groundwater ages in peridotite aquifers within the Samail Ophiolite, Oman, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 516, 37-48, 2019 (3). Download


de Obeso, J.C. and P.B. Kelemen, Fluid rock interactions in residual mantle peridotites overlain by shallow oceanic limestones: Insights from Wadi Fins, Sultanate of Oman, Chem. Geol. 498, 139-149, 2018 (11). Download

Evans, O., M.W. Spiegelman and P.B. Kelemen, A poroelastic model of serpentinization: Exploring the interplay between rheology, surface energy, reaction and fluid flow, J. Geophys. Res. 123, 8653–8675, 2018 (3). Download

Kelemen, P.B., R. Aines, E. Bennett, S.M. Benson, E. Carter, J.A. Coggon, J.C. de Obeso, O. Evans, G. Gadikota, G.M. Dipple, M. Godard, M. Harris, J.A. Higgins, K.T.M. Johnson, F. Kourim, R. Lafay, S. Lambart, C.E. Manning, J.M. Matter, K. Michibayashi, T. Morishita, J. Noël, K. Okazaki, P. Renforth, B. Robinson, H. Savage, R. Skarbek, M.W. Spiegelman, E. Takazawa, D. Teagle, J.L. Urai, J. Wilcox, and the Oman Drilling Project Phase 1 Scientific Party, In situ carbon mineralization in ultramafic rocks: Natural processes and possible engineered methods, Energy Procedia 146, 92-102, 2018 (8)

Lambart, S., H.M. Savage and P.B. Kelemen, Experimental investigation of the pressure of crystallization of Ca(OH)2: Implications for the reactive-cracking process, G-cubed, doi: 10.1029/2018GC007609, 2018 (5). Download

Mayhew, L.E., E.T. Ellison, H.M. Miller, P.B. Kelemen and A.S. Templeton, Iron transformations during low temperature alteration of variably serpentinized rocks from the Samail ophiolite, Oman, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 222, 704-728, 2018 (7). Download

Mervine, E.M., S.A. Wilson, I.M. Power, G.M. Dipple, C.C. Turvey, J.L. Hamilton, S. Vanderzee, M. Raudsepp, C. Southam, J. M. Matter, P.B. Kelemen, J. Stiefenhofer, Z. Miya, G. Southam, Potential for offsetting diamond mine carbon emissions through mineral carbonation of processed kimberlite: an assessment of De Beers mine sites in South Africa and Canada, Mineralogy & Petrology 112, 755–765, 2018 (3). Download

Sisson, T.W. and P.B. Kelemen, Near-solidus melts of MORB + 4 wt% H2O at 0.8 - 2.8 GPa applied to issues of subduction magmatism and continent formation, Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 173, 23 pp., 2018 (5). Download

Skarbek, R., H. Savage and P.B. Kelemen, Competition between crystallization-induced expansion and creep compaction during gypsum formation, J. Geophys. Res. 123, 5372-5393, 2018 (6). Download


Dygert, N., P.B. Kelemen and Y. Liang, Spatial variations in cooling rate in the mantle section of the Samail ophiolite in Oman: Implications for formation of lithosphere at mid-ocean ridges, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 465, 134-144, 2017 (18). Download

Lisabeth, H., W. Zhu, P.B. Kelemen and A.G. Ilgen, Experimental evidence for chemo-mechanical coupling during carbon mineralization in ultramafic rocks, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 474, 355-367, 2017 (11). Download

Miller, H.M., L.E. Mayhew, E.T. Ellison, P. Kelemen, M. Kubo and A.S. Templeton, Low temperature hydrogen production during experimental hydration of partially-serpentinized dunite, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 209, 161-183, 2017 (16). Download

Rempfert, K.R., H.M. Miller, N. Bompard, D. Nothaft, J.M. Matter, P. Kelemen, N. Fierer and A.S. Templeton, Geological and geochemical controls on subsurface microbial life in the Samail Ophiolite, Oman, Frontiers in Microbiology 8, Article 56, 2017 (36). Download

Scott, S., K.W. Sims, B.R. Frost, P.B. Kelemen, K.A. Evans and S.M. Swapp, On the hydration of olivine in ultramafic rocks: Implications for Fe isotopes in serpentinites, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 215, 105-121, 2017. (10). Download

Yogodzinski, G.M., P.B. Kelemen, K. Hoernle, S.T. Brown, I. Bindeman, J.D. Vervoort, K.W.W. Sims, M. Portnyagin, R. Werner, Sr and O isotopes in western Aleutian seafloor lavas: Implications for the source of fluids and trace element character of arc volcanic rocks, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 475, 169–180, 2017. (10). Download


Dygert, N., Y. Liang and P.B. Kelemen, Formation of plagioclase lherzolite and associated dunite–harzburgite–lherzolite sequences by multiple episodes of melt percolation and melt–rock reaction: An example from the Trinity Ophiolite, California, USA, J. Petrology, 57, 815-838, 2016 (18). Download

 Falk, E.S., W. Guo, A.N. Paukert, J.M. Matter, E.M. Mervine and P.B. Kelemen, Controls on the stable isotope      compositions of travertine from hyperalkaline springs in Oman: Insights from clumped isotope measurements, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 192, 1-28, 2016 (29). Download

Kelemen, P.B. and M.D. Behn, Formation of lower continental crust by relamination of buoyant arc lavas and plutons (Review Article), Nature Geoscience 9, 197-205, 2016 (58). Download

Miller, H.M., J.M. Matter, P. Kelemen, E.T. Ellison, M. Conrad, N. Fierer and A.S. Templeton, Modern water/rock reactions in Oman hyperalkaline peridotite aquifers and implications for microbial habitability, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 179, 217-241, 2016. (50). Download

Rioux, M., J. Garber, A. Bauer, S. Bowring, M. Searle, P. Kelemen and B. Hacker, Synchronous formation of the metamorphic sole and igneous crust of the Semail ophiolite: New constraints on the tectonic evolution during ophiolite formation from high-precision U-Pb zircon geochronology, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett 451, 185-195, 2016 (50). Download


Cai, Y, M.E. Rioux, P.B. Kelemen, S.L. Goldstein, L. Bolge and A.R.C. Kylander-Clark, Distinctly different parental magmas for calc-alkaline plutons and tholeiitic lavas in the central and eastern Aleutian arc: New isotope, trace element and geochronological data, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 431, 119-126, 2015 (14). Download

Falk, E.S. and P.B. Kelemen, Geochemistry and petrology of listvenite in the Oman Ophiolite: Complete carbonation of peridotite during ophiolite emplacement, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 160, 70-90, 2015 (61). Download

Gazel, E., J. Hayes, K. Hoernle, P. Kelemen, E. Everson, W.S. Holbrook, F. Hauff, P. van den Bogaard, E.A. Vance, S. Chu, M.J. Carr and G.M. Yogodzinski, The youngest continents, Nature Geoscience 8, 321-327, 2015 (70+4). Download

 Hacker, B.R., P.B. Kelemen and M.D. Behn, Continental lower crust, Ann Rev Earth Planet Sci 43,167–205, 2015 (128). Download

Jagoutz, O. and P.B. Kelemen, Role of arc processes in the formation of continental crust, Ann Rev Earth Planet Sci. 43,     363–404, 2015 (75). Download

Kelemen, P.B. and C.E. Manning, Re-evaluating carbon fluxes in subduction zones: What goes down, mostly comes up, Proc. National Acad. Science 112, E3997-E4006, 2015 (280). Download

Mervine, E.M., K.W.W. Sims, S.E. Humphris and P.B. Kelemen, Applications and limitations of U-Th disequilibria systematics for determining rates of peridotite carbonation in the Samail Ophiolite, Sultanate of Oman, Chem. Geol. 412 151-166, 2015 (3). Download

Selway, K., H. Ford and P. Kelemen, The seismic mid-lithosphere discontinuity (Frontiers Paper), Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 414, 45–57, 2015 (99). Download

Szilas, K., P.B. Kelemen and S. Bernstein, Peridotite enclaves hosted by Mesoarchaean TTG-suite orthogneisses in the Fiskefjord region of southern West Greenland, GeoResJ 7, 22–34, 2015 (16). Download

Szilas, K., P.B. Kelemen and M.T. Rosing, The petrogenesis of ultramafic rocks in the >3.7 Ga Isua supracrustal belt, southern West Greenland: Geochemical evidence for two distinct magmatic cumulate trends. Gondwana Research 28, 565-580, 2015 (33). Download

VanTongeren, J., G. Hirth and P.B. Kelemen, Constraints on the accretion of the gabbroic lower oceanic crust from plagioclase lattice preferred orientations in the Samail ophiolite, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 427, 249-261, 2015 (15). Download

Yogodzinski, G.M., P.B. Kelemen, J. D. Vervoort, M. Portnyagin, K. Sims, K. Hoernle, B. Jicha, F. Hauff and R. Werner, The role of subducted basalt in the source of island arc magmas: Evidence from seafloor lavas of the western Aleutians, J. Petrol., 56, 441–492, 2015 (55). Download


Gadikota, G., J. Matter, P.B. Kelemen and A.-H. A. Park, Chemical and morphological changes during olivine carbonation for CO2 storage in the presence of NaCl and NaHCO3, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16, 4679-4693, 2014 (124). Download

 Kelemen, P.B., K. Hanghøj, and A.R. Greene, Chapter 4.21, One view of the geochemistry of subduction-related magmatic     arcs with an emphasis on primitive andesite and lower crust, in The Crust, (R.L. Rudnick, ed.), Vol. 4, Treatise on            Geochemistry, 2nd edition (H.D. Holland and K.K. Turekian, eds.), Elsevier-Pergamon, Oxford, 749-806, 2014 (1073 citations   listed for 1st edition, 2003). Download

Mervine, E.M., S.E. Humphris, K.W.W. Sims, P.B. Kelemen, and W.J. Jenkins, Carbonation rates of peridotite in the Samail Ophiolite, Sultanate of Oman constrained through 14C dating and stable isotopes, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 126, 371-397, 2014 (34). Download


Kelemen, Rajhi, Godard, Ildefonse, Köpke, MacLeod, Manning, Michibayashi, Nasir,
Shock, Takazawa, Teagle: Scientific Drilling and Related Research in the Samail Ophiolite, Sultanate of Oman

Kelemen: Planning the Drilling of the Samail Ophiolite
in Oman: Workshop on Scientific Drilling in the Samail Ophiolite;Palisades, New York, 13–17 September 2012

Kelemen, Savage, Hirth: Reaction-driven cracking during mineral hydration, carbonation and oxidation

Skemer, Warren, Hansen, Hirth, Kelemen: The influence of water and LPO on the initiation and evolution of mantle shear zones.

Rioux, Bowring, Kelemen, Gordon, Miller, Dudás: Tectonic development of the Samail ophiolite: High-precision U-Pb zircon geochronology and Sm-Nd isotopic constraints on crustal growth and emplacement.

Shillington, Harm, Van Avendonk, Behn, Kelemen,
Jagoutz: Constraints on the composition of the Aleutian arc lower crust from VP/VS

Bernstein, Szilas, Kelemen: Highly depleted cratonic mantle in West Greenland extending into diamond stability field in the Proterozoic Download

Kelemen EOS Oman Drilling Download


Gordon, Luffi, Hacker, Valley, Spicuzza, Kozdon, Kelemen, Ratshbacher and Minaev: The thermal structure of continental crust in active orogens: insight from Miocene eclogite and granulite xenoliths of the Pamir Mountains Download

Kelemen, Hirth: Reaction-drivencrackingduringretrogrademetamorphism:Olivine
hydration andcarbonation Download

Paukert, Matter, Kelemen, Shock, Havig: Reaction path modeling of enhanced in situ CO2 mineralization for carbon
sequestration in the peridotite of the Samail Ophiolite, Sultanate of Oman Download

Peucker-Ehrenbrink, Hanghoj, Atwood, Kelemen: Rhenium-osmium isotope systematics and platinum group element concentrations in oceanic crust Download

Rioux, Bowring, Kelemen, Gordon, Dudás, Miller: Rapid crustal accretion and magma assimilation
in the Oman-U.A.E. ophiolite: High precision U-Pb zircon geochronology of the gabbroic crust Download

Streit, Kelemen, Eiler: Coexisting serpentine and quartz from carbonate-bearing serpentinized peridotite in the Samail Ophiolite, Oman Download


Marguerite Godard, Peter Kelemen, Sobhi Nasir, and Damon Teagle
WORKSHOP REPORT: Geological carbon capture & storage in mafic and ultramafic rocks
Co-sponsors: European Science Foundation, Inter-Ridge, Sultan Qaboos University,
UK-IODP, US Consortium for Ocean Leadership, US National Science Foundation Download Report Only

Marguerite Godard, Peter Kelemen, Sobhi Nasir, and Damon Teagle
WORKSHOP REPORT: Geological carbon capture & storage in mafic and ultramafic rocks
Co-sponsors: European Science Foundation, Inter-Ridge, Sultan Qaboos University,
UK-IODP, US Consortium for Ocean Leadership, US National Science Foundation Download Full Version

Hacker B.; Kelemen P.; Behn M.; Differentiation of the continental crust by relamination Download

Behn M.; Kelemen P.; Hirth G.; Hacker B.; Massonne H.; Diapirs as the source of the sediment signature in
arc lavas Download

Kelemen P.; Matter J.; Streit E.; Rudge J.;  Curry W.; Blusztajn J.; Rates and Mechanisms of Mineral Carbonation in
Peridotite: Natural Processes and Recipes for Enhanced, in situ CO2 Capture and Storage Download

Hacker, B.; Kelemen, P.; Rioux, M.; McWilliams, M.O.; Gans, P.B.; Reiners, P.W.;  Layer, P.W.; Söderlund, U.; Vervoort, J.; Thermochronology of the Talkeetna intraoceanic arc of Alaska:Ar/Ar, U‐Th/He, Sm‐Nd, and Lu‐Hf dating   Download

Achenbach, K.L.; Cheadle, M.J.; Faul, U.; Kelemen, P.; Swapp, S.; Lattice-preferred orientation and microstructure of peridotites from ODP Hole 1274A (15°39′N), Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Testing models of mantle upwelling and
tectonic exhumation  Download


VanTongeren, J.A., Mathez. E., Kelemen, P.B.; A Felsic End to Bushveld Differentiation Download

Rioux, M., Mattinson, J., Hacker, B., Kelemen, P.B., Blusztajn, J., Hanghøj, K., Gehrels, G.; Intermediate to felsic middle crust in the accreted Talkeetna arc, the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island, Alaska: An analogue for low‐velocity middle crust in modern arcs Download

Collier, M.L., Kelemen, P.B.; The Case for Reactive Crystallization at
Mid-Ocean Ridges Download

Hanghoj, K., Kelemen, P.B., Hassler, D., Godard, M.; Composition and Genesis of Depleted Mantle
Peridotites from the Wadi Tayin Massif, Oman Ophiolite; Major and Trace Element Geochemistry, and Os Isotope and PGE Systematics Download

Menzies, M., Kelemen, P.B., Dick, H., Bodinier, J., Boudier, F., Hirth, G., Grove, T., Tommasi, A., Takazawa, E., Shallow Mantle Composition and Dynamics: Fifth International Orogenic Lherzolite Conference Foreword Download

Rudge, J., Kelemen, P.B., Spiegelman, M., A simple model of reaction-induced cracking applied to serpentinization and carbonation of peridotite Download

Skemer, P., Warren, J., Kelemen, P.B., Hirth, G., Microstructural and Rheological Evolution
of a Mantle Shear Zone Download

Sundberg, M., Hirth, G., Kelemen, P.B., Trapped Melt in the Josephine Peridotite: Implications for Permeability and Melt Extraction in the Upper Mantle Download


Matter, J, Kelemen, P.B., Permanent storage of carbon dioxide in geological reservoirs by mineral carbonation Download

Kelemen, P.B., The origin of the land under the sea, Scientific American 300, no. 2, 52-57, February 2009. Download


Kelemen, P.B., J. Matter and L. Streit, Field observations and theoretical studies relevant to enhanced in situ mineral carbonation of peridotite, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Materials Engineering. R. Baciocchi, G. Costa, A. Polettini and R. Porni (Editors) University of Rome “La Sapienza" Rome, Italy, Oct. 1-3, 105-112, 2008.  Download

 Hacker, B.R., L. Mehl, P.B. Kelemen, M. Rioux, M. Behn, P. Luffi and W.D. Carlson, Reconstruction of the Talkeetna intra-oceanic arc of Alaska through thermobarometry, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B03204, doi:10.1029/2007JB005208, 2008. Download

Kelemen, P.B. and J. Matter, In situ mineral carbonation in peridotite for CO2 storage, Proc National Acad Sci. 105, 17,295-17,300, 2008. Download

Liu, Y., K.Q. Zong, P.B. Kelemen  and S. Gao, Geochemistry and magmatic history of eclogites and ultramafic rocks from the Chinese continental scientific drill hole: Subduction and ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism of lower crustal cumulates, Chem. Geol., 274, 133-153, 2008. Download

Liu, Y., C.-T. Lee, S. Gao, P.B. Kelemen and W. Xu, Recycled crust controls contrasting source compositions of Mesozoic and Cenozoic basalts in the North China craton, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 72, 2349-2376, 2008. Download

Morgan, Z., Y. Liang and P.B. Kelemen, Significance of the concentration gradients associated with dunite bodies in the Josephine and Trinity ophiolites, G-cubed 9, Q07025, doi:10.1029/2008GC001954, 2008. Download

Silantyev, S.A., Y.A. Kostitsyn, D.V. Cherkashin, H.J.B. Dick,P.B. Kelemen, N.N. Kononkova, et al., Magmatic and metamorphic evolution of the oceanic crust in the western flank of the MAR crest zone at 15 degrees 44'N: Investigation of cores from sites 1275B and 1275D, JOIDES resolution Leg 209, Petrology 16, 353-375, 2008. Download

Suhr, G., P.B. Kelemen and H. Paulick, Microstructures in Hole 1274A peridotites, ODP Leg 209, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Tracking the fate of melts percolating in peridotite as the lithosphere is intercepted, G-cubed 9, Q03012, doi:10.1029/2007GC001726, 2008. Download

VanTongeren, J.A., P.B. Kelemen and K. Hanghøj,, Cooling rates in the lower crust of the Oman ophiolite: Ca in olivine, revisited, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 267, 69-82, 2008. Download

Warren, J.M., G. Hirth and P.B. Kelemen, Evolution of olivine lattice preferred orientation during simple shear in the mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 272, 501-512, 2008. Download


Amato, J.M., Rioux, M.E., Kelemen, P.B., Gehrels, G.E., Clift, P.D., Pavlis, T.L., and Draut, A.E., 2007, U-Pb geochronology of volcanic rocks from the Jurassic Talkeema: Formation and detrital zircons from prearc and postarc sequences: Implications for the age of magmatism and inheritance in the Talkeetna arc, in Ridgway, K.D., Trop, J.M., Glen, J.M.G.a,nd O'Neill, J.M., eds., Tectonic Growth of a Collisional Continental Margin: Crustal Evolution of Southern Alaska: Geological Society of America Special Paper 431, p. 253-271, doi: 10.1130/2007.2431(11), 2007. Download

Behn, M.D., G. Hirth and P.B. Kelemen, Lower crustal foundering as a mechanism for trench parallel seismic anisotropy below volcanic arcs, Science 317, 108-111, 2007. Download

Bernstein, S., P.B. Kelemen and K. Hanghøj, Depleted cratonic mantle is residue from melting of upwelling mantle in the Archaean, Geology 35, 459-462, 2007. Download

Grimes, C.B., B.E. John, P.B. Kelemen, F.K. Mazdab, J.L. Wooden, M.J. Cheadle and K. Hanghøj, The trace element chemistry of zircons from oceanic crust:  A method for distinguishing detrital zircon provenance, Geology 35, 643-646, 2007. Download

Kelemen, P.B. and G. Hirth, A periodic shear-heating mechanism for intermediate depth earthquakes in the mantle, Nature 446, 787-790, 2007. Download

Kelemen, P.B., Kikawa, E., Miller, D.J., and Shipboard Scientific Party, 2007. Leg 209 summary: Processes in a 20-km-thick conductive boundary layer beneath the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 14°–16°N. in Kelemen, P.B., Kikawa, E., and Miller, D.J. (Eds.), Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 209 : College Station, TX (ODP), 1–33. doi:10.2973/ Download

Kelemen, P.B. and G.M. Yogodzinski, High-magnesian andesite from Mount Shasta: A product of magma mixing and contamination, not a primitive melt: COMMENT AND REPLY, Geology v. 35, p. e149, doi: 10.1130/G24099C.1, 2007. Download

Rioux, M., B. Hacker, J. Mattinson, P. Kelemen, J. Blusztajn and George Gehrels, The magmatic development of an intra-oceanic arc: High-precision U-Pb zircon and whole-rock isotopic analyses from the accreted Talkeetna arc, south-central Alaska, GSA Bulletin 119, 1168-1184, 2007. Download

Schroeder, T., M.J. Cheadle, H.J.B. Dick, U. Faul, J.F. Casey and P.B. Kelemen, Non-volcanic seafloor spreading and corner-flow rotation accommodated by extensional faulting at 15°N on the Mid Atlantic Ridge: A structural synthesis of ODP Leg 209, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed) 8, doi:10.1029/2006GC001567, 2007. Download

Yogodzinski, G.M. and P.B. Kelemen, Trace elements in clinopyroxenes from Aleutian xenoliths: Implications for primitive subduction magmatism in an island arc, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 256, 617-632, 2007. Download


Ahmed, A.H, K. Hanghøj, P.B. Kelemen, S.R. Hart and S. Arai, Osmium isotope systematics of the Proterozoic and Phanerozoic ophiolitic chromitites:  In situe ion probe analysis of primary Os-rich PGM, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 245, 777-791, 2006. Download

Behn, M.D. and P.B. Kelemen, The stability of arc lower crust: Insights from the Talkeetna Arc section, south-central Alaska and the seismic structure of modern arcs, J. Geophys. Res. 111, B11207, doi:10.1029/2006JB004327, 2006. Download

Bernstein, S., K. Hanghøj, P.B. Kelemen and C.K. Brooks, Ultra-depleted, shallow cratonic mantle beneath West Greenland: Dunitic xenoliths from Ubekendt Ejland, Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 152, 335-347, 2006. Download

Greene, A.R., S.M. DeBari, P.B. Kelemen, J. Blusztajn, and P.D. Clift, A detailed geochemical study of island arc crust: The Talkeetna Arc section, South-central Alaska, J. Petrol. 47, 1051-1093, 2006. Download


Clift, P.D., A.E. Draut, P.B. Kelemen, J. Blusztajn, A. Greene, and J. Trop, Stratigraphic and geochemical evolution of the Jurassic Talkeetna Volcanic Formation, south central Alaska, GSA Bull. 117, 902-925, 2005. Download

Clift, P.D., T. Pavlis, S.M. DeBari, A.E. Draut, M. Rioux and P.B. Kelemen, P.B., Subduction erosion of the Jurassic Talkeetna-Bonanza arc and the Mesozoic accretionary tectonics of western North America, Geology, 33, 881-884, 2005. Download

Kelemen, P.B., Citation and Reponse, NL Bowen Award, Eos 86, 13, p. 135, 2005. More complete text at:

Lundstrom, C.C., Chaussidon, M., Hsui, A.T., Kelemen, P.B., Zimmerman, M., Observations of Li isotopic variations in the Trinity Ophiolite: Evidence for isotopic fractionation by diffusion during mantle melting, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 69, No. 3, pp. 735–751, 2005. Download


Kelemen, P.B., Unraveling the tapestry of oceanic crust, Oceanus 42, 40-43, 2004. Download

Kelemen, P.B., Kikawa, E., Miller, D.J., et al., 2004. Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 209, 2004. Download

Schillington, D.J., H.J.A. Van Avendonk, W.S. Holbrook, P.B. Kelemen and M.J. Hornbach, Composition and structure of the central Aleutian island arc from arc-parallel wide-angle seismic data, G-cubed 5, Q10006, 2004. Download

Goldberg, D., G. Myers, G. Iturrino, K. Grigar, T. Pettigrew, S. Mrozewski,  and Shipboard Scientific Party, ODP Leg 209, Logging-while-coring — First tests of a new technology for scientific drilling, Petrophysics 45, 328-334, 2004. Download


Behn, M.D. and P.B. Kelemen, Relationship between seismic velocity and the composition of anhydrous igneous and meta-igneous  rocks, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed), 2002GC000393, 2003. Download

Fujiwara, T.,  J. Lin, T. Matsumoto, P.B. Kelemen, B.E. Tucholke, and J. F. Casey, Crustal evolution of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge near the Fifteen-Twenty Fracture Zone in the last 5 Ma, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed), 2002GC000364, 2003. Download

Hopper, J.R., T. Dahl-Jensen, W. S. Holbrook, H.C. Larsen, D. Lizarralde, J. Korenaga, G. M. Kent, and P.B. Kelemen, Structure of the SE Greenland margin from seismic reflectionand refraction data: Implications for nascent spreading center subsidence and asymmetric crustal accretion during North Atlantic opening, J. Geophys. Res. 108, No. B5, 2269, 2002JB001996, 2003. Download

Kelemen, P.B., K. Hanghøj, and A.R. Greene, One view of the geochemistry of subduction-related magmatic arcs with an emphasis on primitive andesite and lower crust, in The Crust, (R.L. Rudnick, ed.), Vol. 3, Treatise on Geochemistry, (H.D. Holland and K.K. Turekian, eds.), Elsevier-Pergamon, Oxford, 593-659, 2003. Download

Kelemen, P.B., G.M. Yogodzinski and D.W. Scholl, Along-strike variation in lavas of the Aleutian island arc: Implications for the genesis of high Mg# andesite and the continental crust, in Inside the Subduction Factory, AGU Monograph 138, (J. Eiler, ed.), 223-276, 2003. Download

Kelemen, P.B., J.L. Rilling, E,M. Parmentier, L. Mehl and B.R. Hacker, Thermal structure due to solid-state flow in the mantle wedge beneath arcs, in Inside the Subduction Factory, AGU Monograph 138, (J. Eiler, ed.), 293-311, 2003. Download

Kelly, R., P.B. Kelemen and M. Jull, Buoyancy of the continental upper mantle, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed), 2002GC000399, 2003. Download

Mehl, L., B.R. Hacker, G. Hirth and P.B. Kelemen Arc-parallel flow within the mantle wedge: Evidence from the accreted Talkeetna arc, south central Alaska, J. Geophys. Res. 108, 2002JB002233, 2003. Download

Shipboard Scientific Party, Leg 209 Preliminary Report. ODP Prelim. Rpt., 109. Available at:

Spiegelman, M. and P.B. Kelemen, Extreme chemical variability as a consequence of channelized melt transport, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed), 2002GC000336, 2003. Download


Braun, M.G. and P.B. Kelemen, Dunite distribution in the Oman ophiolite: Implications for melt flux through porous dunite conduits, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed), 2001GC000289, 2002. Download

Jull, M., P.B. Kelemen and K. Sims, Consequences of diffuse and channelled porous melt migration on U-series disequilibria, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 66, 4133–4148, 2002. Download

Korenaga, J., P. B. Kelemen, and W. S. Holbrook, Methods for resolving the origin of large igneous provinces from crustal seismology, J. Geophys. Res., 107,  2001JB001030, 2002. Download

Schouten, H. and P.B. Kelemen, Evidence for a process of lava segregation by viscosity on the upper flanks of the Paleo-Troodos Rise, Cyprus, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.201, 337-352, 2002. Download

Sims, K.W., S.J. Goldstein, J. Blichert-Toft, M.R. Perfit, P. Kelemen, D.J. Fornari, P. Michael, M.T. Murrell, S.R. Hart, D.J. DePaolo, G. Layne, L. Ball, M. Jull and J. Bender, Chemical and isotopic constraints on the generation and transport of magma beneath the East Pacific Rise, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 66, 3481–3504, 2002. Download


Garrido, C.-J., P.B. Kelemen and G. Hirth, Variation of cooling rate with depth in lower crust formed at an oceanic spreading ridge:  Plagioclase crystal size distributions in gabbros from the Oman ophiolite, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed), 2000GC000136, 2001. Download

Hanghøj, K., P. Kelemen, S. Bernstein, J. Blusztajn, and R. Frei, Osmium isotopes in the Wiedemann Fjord mantle xenoliths, a unique record of cratonic mantle formation by melt depletion in the Archaean, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed), 2000GC000085, 2001. Download

Holbrook, W.S., H.C. Larsen, J. Korenaga, T. Dahl-Jensen, I.D. Reid, P.B. Kelemen, J.R. Hopper, G.M. Kent, D. Lizarralde, S. Bernstein, and R.S. Detrick, Mantle thermal structure and melting processes during continental breakup in the North Atlantic, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 190, 251-266, 2001. Download

Jull, M. and P.B. Kelemen, On the conditions for lower crustal convective instability, J. Geophys. Res. 106, 6423-6446, 2001. Download

Koga, K., P.B. Kelemen and N. Shimizu, Petrogenesis of the crust-mantle transition zone (MTZ) and the origin of lower crustal wehrlite in the Oman Ophiolite, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed), 2000GC000132, 2001. Download

Korenaga, J., W. S. Holbrook, R. Detrick and P.B. Kelemen, Gravity anomalies and crustal architecture at the southeast Greenland margin, J. Geophys. Res. 106, 8853-8870, 2001. Download

Müntener, O., P.B. Kelemen and T.L. Grove , The role of H2O and composition on the genesis of igneous pyroxenites: An experimental study, Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 141, 643-658, 2001. Download

Spiegelman, M., P.B. Kelemen and E. Aharonov, Causes and consequences of flow organization during melt transport:  The Reaction infiltration instability, J. Geophys. Res.106 , 2061-2078, 2001. Download


Kelemen, P.B., M. Braun and G. Hirth, Spatial distribution of melt conduits in the mantle beneath oceanic spreading ridges:  Observations from the Ingalls and Oman ophiolites, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G-cubed), 1999GC000012, 2000. Download

Korenaga, J. and P.B. Kelemen, Major element heterogeneity in the mantle source of the North Atlantic igneous province, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 184, 251-268, 2000. Download

Korenaga, J., W.S. Holbrook, G.M. Kent, P.B. Kelemen, R.S. Detrick, H.-C. Larsen, J.R. Hopper and T. Dahl-Jensen, Crustal structure of the southeast Greenland margin from joint refraction and reflection seismic tomography, J. Geophys. Res. 105, 21,591-21,614, 2000. Download


Kelemen, P.B., Melt extraction from the mantle beneath mid-ocean ridges, Oceanus 41, 23-28, 1998. Download

Kelemen, P.B., S.R. Hart and S. Bernstein, Silica enrichment in the continental upper mantle via melt/rock reaction, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 164, 387-406, 1998. Download

Kelemen, P.B. and E. Aharonov,  Periodic formation of magma fractures and generation of layered gabbros in the lower crust beneath oceanic spreading ridges, in Faulting and Magmatism at Mid-Ocean Ridges, Geophysical Monograph 106, W.R. Buck, P.T. Delaney, J.A. Karson and Y. Lagabrielle, editors, American Geophysical Union, Washington DC, 267-289, 1998. Download

Bernstein, S., P.B. Kelemen and C.K. Brooks, Highly depleted spinel harzburgite xenoliths in Tertiary dikes from East Greenland, Earth Planet Sci. Lett. 154, 221-235, 1998. Download

Bernstein, S., P.B. Kelemen, C. Tegner , M.D. Kurz and C.K. Brooks, Post-rift basaltic magmatism along the East Greenland Tertiary rifted margin, Earth Planet Sci. Lett. 160, 845-862, 1998. Download

Korenaga, J. and P.B. Kelemen, Melt migration through the oceanic lower crust:  A constraint from melt percolation modeling with finite solid diffusion, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 156, 1-11, 1998. Download

Tivey, M., A. Takeuchi and WMARK Scientific Party (W. Bryan, H. Fujimoto, T. Fujiwara, T. Furuta, H. Ishizaka, P. Kelemen, H. Kinoshita and K. Kobayashi), A Submersible Study of the Western Intersection of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and Kane Fracture Zone (WMARK), Marine Geophys. Res. Mar. Geophys. Res., 20, 195-218, 1998. Download

Yogodzinski, G.M. and P.B. Kelemen, Slab melting and Aleutian magma genesis:  Evidence from an ion probe study of clinopyroxene in primitive adakite and basalt, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 158, 53-65, 1998. Download


Kelemen, P.B., G. Hirth, N. Shimizu, M. Spiegelman and H.J.B. Dick, A review of melt migration processes in the asthenospheric mantle beneath oceanic spreading centers, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London A355, 283-318, 1997. Download

Kelemen, P.B., K. Koga and N. Shimizu, Geochemistry of gabbro sills in the crust/mantle transition zone of the Oman ophiolite:  Implications for the origin of the oceanic lower crust, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 146, 475-488, 1997. Download

Aharonov, E., M. Spiegelman and P.B. Kelemen, 3D flow and reaction in porous media, with implications for the Earth's mantle and for sedimentary basins, J. Geophys. Res. 102, 14,821-14,833, 1997. Download

Arnason, J.G., D.K. Bird, S. Bernstein and P.B. Kelemen, Gold and platinum-group element mineralization in the Kruuse Fjord complex, East Greenland, Econ. Geol. 92, 490-501, 1997. Download

Korenaga, J. and P.B. Kelemen, The origin of gabbro sills in the Moho transition zone of the Oman ophiolite:  Implications for magma transport in the oceanic lower crust, J. Geophys. Res. 102, 27,729-27,749, 1997. Download


Bernstein, S., P.B. Kelemen and C.K. Brooks, Evolution of a layered mafic complex during continental rifting, J. Petrol. 37, 497-519, 1996. Download


Kelemen, P.B., N. Shimizu and V.J.M. Salters, Extraction of MORB from the mantle by focused flow of melt in dunite channels, Nature 375, 747-753, 1995b.  Download

Kelemen, P.B., Genesis of high Mg# andesites and the continental crust.  Contrib. Min. Pet. 120, 1-19, 1995. Download

Kelemen, P.B. and W.S. Holbrook, Origin of thick, high-velocity igneous crust along the U.S. East Coast margin, J. Geophys. Res. 100, 10, 077-10,094, 1995. Download

Kelemen, P.B., J.A. Whitehead, E. Aharonov, and K. Jordahl, Experiments on flow focusing in soluble porous media, with applications to melt extraction from the mantle,  J. Geophys. Res. 100, 475-496, 1995a. Download

Kelemen, P.B. and H.J.B. Dick, Focused melt flow and localized deformation in the upper mantle:  Juxtaposition of replacive dunite and ductile shear zones in the Josephine peridotite, SW Oregon.  J. Geophys. Res. 100, 423-438, 1995. Download

Aharonov, E., J.A. Whitehead, P.B. Kelemen, and M. Spiegelman, Channeling instability of upwelling melt in the mantle, J. Geophys. Res. 100, 20,433-20,450, 1995. Download

Bird, D. K., J.G, Arnason, M.E. Brandriss, R.J. Nevle, G. Radford, S. Bernstein, R.A. Gannicott and P.B. Kelemen, A gold-bearing horizon in the Kap Edvard Holm complex, East Greenland, Econ. Geol. 90, 1288-1300, 1995. Download


Whitehead, J.A. and P.B. Kelemen, Fluid and thermal dissolution instabilities in magmatic systems. in:  Magmatic Systems , MP Ryan, ed., Academic Press, San Diego CA, 355-379, 1994. Download


Kelemen, P.B., N. Shimizu, and J.T. Dunn, Relative depletion of niobium in some arc magmas and the continental crust:  Partitioning of K, Nb, La and Ce during melt/rock reaction in the upper mantle.  Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 120, 111-133, 1993. Download

Holbrook, W.S. and P.B. Kelemen, Large igneous province on the US Atlantic margin and implications for magmatism during continental breakup.  Nature 364, 433-436, 1993. Download


Kelemen, P.B., H.J.B. Dick, and J.E. Quick, Formation of harzburgite by pervasive melt-rock reaction in the upper mantle.  Nature 358, 635-641, 1992. Download


Kelemen, P.B., Reaction between ultramafic wall rock and fractionating basaltic magma: Part I, Phase relations, the origin of calc-alkaline magma series, and the formation of discordant dunite. J. Petrol. 31, 51-98, 1990. Download

Kelemen, P.B., K.T.M. Johnson, R.J. Kinzler , and A.J. Irving, High field strength element depletions in arc basalts due to mantle-magma interaction. Nature 345, 521-524, 1990. Download

Kelemen, P.B., D.B. Joyce, J.D. Webster, and J.R. Holloway, Reaction between ultramafic wall rock and fractionating basaltic magma: Part II, Experimental investigation of reaction between olivine tholeiite and harzburgite at 1150 and 1050°C and 5 kbar. J. Petrol. 31, 99-134, 1990. Download


Cerveny, P.F., C.W. Naeser, P.B. Kelemen, J.E. Lieberman, and P.K. Zeitler, Zircon fission track ages from the Gasherbrum diorite on Gasherbrum IV, Karakorum Range, northern Pakistan. Geology 17, 1044-1048, 1989. Download


Kelemen, P.B., Reuben, I., Fuchs, G., Structural evolution and sequence of thrusting in the High Himalayan, Tibetan-Tethys and Indus Suture zones of Zanskar and Ladakh, Western Himalaya: Discussion



Kelemen, P.B., I. Reuber, and G. Fuchs, Structural evolution and sequence of thrusting in the High Himalayan, Tibetan-Tethys and Indus suture zones of Zanskar and Ladakh, Western Himalaya: Discussion. J .Struct. Geol. 10, 129-132, 1987.

Ghiorso, M.S. and P.B. Kelemen, Evaluating reaction stoichiometry in magmatic systems evolving under generalized thermodynamic constraints: Examples comparing isothermal and isenthalpic assimilation. Mysen, BO, ed, Magmatic Processes: Physicochemical Principles, Geochemical Society Special Publication No. 1, (Yoder Volume), 319-336, 1987.


Kelemen, P.B., Assimilation of ultramafic rock in subduction-related magmatic arcs. J. Geol. 94, 829-843, 1986. Download

Kelemen, P.B. and M.S. Ghiorso, Assimilation of peridotite in zoned calc-alkaline plutonic complexes: Evidence from the Big Jim complex, Washington Cascades. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 94, 12-28, 1986. Download


Kelemen, P.B. and M.D. Sonnenfeld, Stratigraphy, structure, petrology and local tectonics, central Ladakh, NW Himalaya. Schweiz. Mineral. Petrog. Mitt. 63, 267-287, 1983. Download