The origins of granites and intrusive rocks have been widely discussed for a couple of centuries. However, shallow igneous intrusions have been partly overlooked, leading to some lack of communication between "plutonic" and "volcanic" researchers. An effort devoted to heal this breach has been contributed to by the establishment of the LASI conferences (named after laccolith and sill, the main types of shallow igneous intrusions).
The articles in this special themed issue are from the LASI III conference, held in September 2008 on Elba Island (Tuscany, Italy).
Rocchi et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 161–162, doi:10.1130/GES00581.1
Introduction: LASI III—Magma pulses and sheets in tabular intrusions
Galerne et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 163–188, doi:10.1130/GES00500.1
Magmatic differentiation processes in saucer-shaped sills: Evidence from the Golden Valley Sill in the Karoo Basin, South Africa
Tibaldi et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 189–210, doi:10.1130/GES00521.1
Setting the scene for self-destruction: From sheet intrusions to the structural evolution of rifted stratovolcanoes
Svensen et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 211–224, doi:10.1130/GES00506.1
Sandstone dikes in dolerite sills: Evidence for high-pressure gradients and sediment mobilization during solidification of magmatic sheet intrusions in sedimentary basins
Rocchi et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 225–236, doi:10.1130/GES00551.1
Intrusive sheets and sheeted intrusions at Elba Island, Italy
Jerram et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 537-548, doi:10.1130/GES00538.1
Quantifying 3D crystal populations, packing and layering in shallow intrusions: A case study from the Basement Sill, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Festa et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 549-566, doi:10.1130/GES00578.1
Dike magmatism in the Sila Grande (Calabria, southern Italy): Evidence of Pennsylvanian–Early Permian exhumation
Mazzarini and Isola
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 567-582, doi:10.1130/GES00569.1
Monogenetic vent self-similar clustering in extending continental crust: Examples from the East African Rift System