William Leeman

Emeritus Professor

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Rice University (1967)
Rice University (1969)
University of Oregon (1974)


petrology, geochemistry, volcanology, boron

Selected Publications

JD Morris, WP Leeman, F Tera, The subducted component in island arc lavas: constraints from Be isotopes and B-Be systematics, Nature 344 (6261), 31-36

WP Leeman, VB Sisson, Geochemistry of boron and its implications for crustal and mantle processes, Boron: Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry in the Earth’s Crust, 645-707

JG Ryan, J Morris, F Tera, WP Leeman, A Tsvetkov, Cross-arc geochemical variations in the Kurile arc as a function of slab depth, SCIENCE-NEW YORK THEN WASHINGTON-, 625-625

WP Leeman, DR Smith, W Hildreth, Z Palacz, N Rogers, Compositional diversity of late Cenozoic basalts in a transect across the southern Washington Cascades: implications for subduction zone magmatism, Journal of Geophysical Research 95, 19561

WP Leeman, KF Scheidegger, Olivine/liquid distribution coefficients and a test for crystal-liquid equilibrium, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 35 (2), 247-257

WP Leeman, MJ Carr, JD Morris, Boron geochemistry of the Central American volcanic arc: constraints on the genesis of subduction-related magmas, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 58 (1), 149-168

BR Doe, WP Leeman, RL Christiansen, CE Hedge, Lead and strontium isotopes and related trace elements as genetic tracers in the Upper Cenozoic rhyolite‐basalt association of the Yellowstone Plateau Volcanic Field, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth (1978–2012) 87 (B6), 4785-4806

MJ Streck, WP Leeman, J Chesley, High-magnesian andesite from Mount Shasta: A product of magma mixing and contamination, not a primitive mantle melt, Geology 35 (4), 351-354

MA Menzies, WP Leeman, CJ Hawkesworth, Isotope geochemistry of Cenozoic volcanic rocks reveals mantle heterogeneity below western USA, Nature 303 (5914), 205-209

Cin-Ty Lee, WP Leeman, D Canil, ZXA LiSimilar V/Sc systematics in MORB and arc basalts: implications for the oxygen fugacities of their mantle source regions, Journal of Petrology 46 (11), 2313-2336

DR Smith, WP Leeman, Petrogenesis of Mount St. Helens dacitic magmas, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth (1978–2012) 92 (B10), 10313-10334

WP Leeman, MA Menzies, DJ Matty, GF Embree, Strontium, neodymium and lead isotopic compositions of deep crustal xenoliths from the Snake River Plain: evidence for Archean basement, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 75 (4), 354-368

LH Chan, WP Leeman, CF You, Lithium isotopic composition of Central American Volcanic Arc lavas: implications for modification of subarc mantle by slab-derived fluids, Chemical Geology 160 (4), 255-280

WP Leeman, CJ Vitaliano, M Prinz, Evolved lavas from the snake river plain: craters of the moon national monument, Idaho, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 56 (1), 35-60

WP Leeman, The influence of crustal structure on compositions of subduction-related magmas, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 18 (1), 561-588

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