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Alex Andronikov


Associate Staff Scientist
Ph.D., 1991, St. Petersburg State University

Department of Planetary Sciences
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona
Tucson
AZ 85721
United States

Tel: +1 520 626 1989
Tel: +1 520 626 5741

Email: andron at lpl.arizona.edu



Research Interests

  • High-precision trace element analyses.

  • Laser ablation ICP-MS analysis of extraterrestrial materials.

  • Extraterrestrial impacts and their tracers in the geological record.



Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

C. J. Stefano, S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov, W. P. Leeman. 2010. Water and Other Volatile Systematics of Olivine-Hosted Melt Inclusions from the Yellowstone Hotspot Track. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology (in press).

A. V. Andronikov, S. B. Mukasa. 2010. 40Ar/39Ar eruption ages and geochemical characteristics of Late Tertiary to Quaternary intraplate and related lavas in interior Alaska. Lithos 115, 1-14.

B. V. Beliatsky, A. V. Andronikov. 2009. Deep-seated lherzolite inclusios from alkaline-ultramafic rocks in Jetty Peninsula: the mineral and chemical composition, P-T conditions and Sr-Nd isotope systematic. In: Scientific results of Russian geological and geophysical researches in Antarctica 2, St. Petersburg, VNIIOkeangeologia, pp. 89-109 (in Russian).

B. V. Beliatsky, A. V. Andronikov. 2009. Age of the upper mantle in the Beaver Lake area (East Antarctica): Sm-Nd isotope systematic of mantle xenoliths. Problems of the Arctic and Antarctica 2, 118-138 (in Russian).

M. C. Marcano, S. Mukasa, K. C. Lohmann, C. Stefano, M. Taviani, A. Andronikov. 2009. Chronostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental constraints derived from the 87Sr/86Sr and ?18O signal of Miocene bivalves, Southern McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Global and Planetary Change 69, 124-132.

S. H. Choi, S. B. Mukasa, X-H. Zhou, X. H. Xian, A. V. Andronikov. 2008. Mantle Dynamics beneath East Asia Constrained by Sr, Nd, Pb and Hf Isotopic Systematics of Ultramafic Xenoliths from Hannuoba (North China) and their Host Basalts. Chem. Geol.248, 40-61.

S. B. Mukasa, D. L. Blatter, A. V. Andronikov. 2007. Mantle Peridotite Xenoliths in Andesite Lava at El Peñon, Central Mexican Volcanic Belt: Isotopic and Trace Element Evidence for Melting and Metasomatism in the Mantle Wedge Beneath an Active Arc. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 260, 37-55.

S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov, C. M. Hall. 2007. 40Ar/39Ar Chronology and Eruption Rates of Cenozoic Volcanism in the Eastern Bering Sea Volcanic Province. J. Geophys. Res. 112, B06207, doi:10.1029/2006JB004452..

S. H. Choi, S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov, M. C. Marcano. 2007. Extreme Sr-Nd-Pb-Hf Isotopic Composition Exhibited by the Tinaquillo Peridotite Massif, Northern Venezuela: Implications for Geodynamic Setting. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 153, 443-463.

S. F. Foley, A. V. Andronikov, D. E. Jacob, S. E. Melzer. 2006. Evidence from Antarctic mantle peridotite xenoliths for changes in mineralogy, geochemistry and geothermal gradients beneath a developing rift. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 70, 3096-3120.

S.-H. Choi, S. B. Mukasa, S.-T. Kwon, A. V. Andronikov. 2006. Sr, Nd, Pb and Hf isotopic composition of Late Cenozoic alkali basalts in South Korea: evidence for mixing between the two dominant asthenospheric mantle domains beneath East Asia. Chem, Geol., 232, 134-151.

S.-H. Choi, S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov, Y. Osani, S. L. Harley, N. M. Kelly. 2006. Lu-Hf systematics of the earliest crust in Antarctica: the Ultra-High Temperature (UHT) Napier Metamorphic Complex of Enderby Land. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. , 246, 305-316.

S. F. Foley, A. V. Andronikov, S. Melzer. 2002. Petrology, geochemistry and mineral chemistry of ultramafic lamprophyres from the Beaver Lake area of Eastern Antarctica and their relation of the breakup of Gondwanaland. Mineral. Petrol. 74, 361-384.

A. V. Andronikov, S. F. Foley. 2001. Trace element and Nd-Sr isotopic composition of ultramafic lamprophyres from the East Antarctic Beaver Lake area. Chem. Geol. 175 (3-4), 291-305.

S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov. 2001. Complex metasomatic enrichment of the upper mantle beneath Western Alaska: geochemical evidence from peridotite xenoliths in Cenozoic volcanics. Mitteilungen der Osterreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 146, 206-208.

S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov. 2001. Upper mantle peridotites from Kigluaik Mountains: evidence of Cretaceous subduction zone existence beneath Western Alaska. Mitteilungen der Osterreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft 146, 209-211.

A. V. Andronikov, S. F. Foley, B. V. Beliatsky. 1998. Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr isotopic systematics of the East Antarctic Manning Massif alkaline trachybasalts and the development of the mantle beneath the Lambert-Amery rift. Mineral. Petrol., 63, 243-261.

A. V. Andronikov, S. F. Foley, S. Melzer. 1998. Mantle xenoliths from the Jetty Peninsula (East Antarctica): samples of thermally eroding lithosphere on the flanks of the Lambert-Amery Rift. Ext. Abst. 7th Int. Kimb. Conf., Cape Town, 20-22.

S. F. Foley, S. M. Glaser, A. V. Andronikov. 1998. Non-cratonic garnet peridotites from rifted continental settings in Vitim, Siberia (Baikal Rift) and East Antarctica (Lambert-Amery Rift). Ext. Abst. 7th Int. Kimb. Conf., Cape Town 217-219.

A. V. Andronikov. 1997. Varying glass compositions in deep-seated inclusions from alkaline-ultamafic rocks of Jetty Peninsula (East Antarctica): Evidence for mantle metasomatism. In: The Antarctic Region: Geological Evolution and Processes (C.A.Ricci ed.), Terra Antarctica Publication, Siena, 901-910.

A. V. Andronikov., E. V. Mikhalsky. 1997. Deep-seated xenoliths from the Vestfold Hills area, East Antarctica. In: The Antarctic Region: Geological Evolution and Processes (C.A.Ricci ed.), Terra Antarctica Publication, Siena, 911-921.

A. V. Andronikov, S. F. Foley, S. Melzer. 1997. Trace element composition of the Manning Massif alkaline volcanics (MMAV), Northern Prince Charles Mountains. Terra Antarctica, 4, 29-32.

A. V. Andronikov, J. W. Sheraton. 1996. The redox state of lithospheric upper mantle beneath the East Antarctic Shield. Terra Antarctica, 3, 39-48.

A. V. Andronikov, B. V. Beliatsky. 1996. Manning Massif alkaline trachybasalts (MAT): Some characteristics of enriched lithospheric mantle source. Ext. Abst. 7th Freiberg Isotop. Colloq., Freiberg, 9-19

A. V. Andronikov, B. V. Beliatsky. 1995. Implication of Sm-Nd isotopic systematics to the events recorded in the mantle-derived xenoliths from the Jetty Peninsula, East Antarctica. Terra Antarctica, 2, 103-110.

A. V. Andronikov, E. V. Mikhlasky, B. V. Beliatsky. 1994. Abyssal xenoliths from lamprophyres of the Vestfold Hills. Petrology, 2, 288-296.

E. V. Mikhalsky, A. A. Laiba, B. V. Beliatsky, T. A. Sosedko, A. V. Andronikov. 1994. Lamproites of the Rubin Massif, Prince Charles Mountains. Petrology, 2, 297-304.

E. V. Mikhalsky, B. V. Beliatsky, A. V. Andronikov, A. F. Gratchiov. 1994. Dykes of Proterozoic lamprophyres of the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. Petrology, 2, 587-600.

A. V. Andronikov, L. S. Egorov. 1993. Mesozoic alkaline-ultramafic magmatism of Jetty Peninsula. In: Gondwana Eight: Assembly, evolution and dispersal (R.H.Findlay, R.Unrug, M.R.Banks, J.J.Veevers, eds.), Balkema, Rotterdam, Brookfield, 547-557.

L. S. Egorov, A. V. Andronikov. 1993. Prospects of mineral detection associated with alkaline-ultrabasic rocks (Prince Charles Mountains). In: Gondwana Eight: Assembly, evolution and dispersal (R.H.Findlay, R.Unrug, M.R.Banks, J.J.Veevers, eds.), Balkema, Rotterdam, Brookfield, 559-562.

E. N. Kamenev, A. V. Andronikov, E. V. Mikhalsky, N. N. Krasnikov, K. Stüwe. 1993. Soviet geological maps of the Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctic Shield. Austral. J. Earth Sci., 40, 501-517.

E. V. Mikhalsky, A. V. Andronikov, B. V. Beliatsky, E. N. Kamenev. 1993. Mafic and ultramafic igneous suite in the Lambert-Amery rift zone. In: Gondwana Eight: Assembly, evolution and dispersal (R.H.Findlay, R.Unrug, M.R.Banks, J.J.Veevers, eds.), Balkema, Rotterdam, Brookfield, 541-546.

A. V. Andronikov. 1992. The first study of upper mantle inclusions from the Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica. In: Recent Progress in Antarctic Earth Science (Y.Yoshida, K.Kaminuma, K.Shiraishi, eds.), Terrapub, Tokyo, 163-171.

A. V. Andronikov, L. S. Egorov. 1992. High-potassium basaltoids from the Manning Massif. Antarctica, 30, 31-41 (in Russian).

E. V. Mikhalsky, A. V. Andronikov, B. V. Beliatsky. 1992. Mafic and ultramafic igneous suites in the Lambert-Amery rift zone. In: Recent Progress in Antarctic Earth Science (Y.Yoshida, K.Kaminuma, K.Shiraishi, eds.), Terrapub, Tokyo, 173-178.

A. V. Andronikov. 1990. Spinel-garnet lherzolite nodules from alkaline-ultrabasic rocks of Jetty Peninsula (East Antarctica). Ant. Sci., 2, 321-330.

A. V. Andronikov, N. A. Dovzhikov, A. O. Shablia. 1989. Pyropes of peridotite inclusions from the stock of alkaline-ultramafic rocks of Jetty Peninsula (Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica). Inf. Bul. SAE, 111, 17-21 (in Russian).

A. V. Andronikov, L. S. Egorov. 1989. Preliminary results of study of a flow of olivine-leucite trachybasalts on Manning Massif (McRobertson Land, East Antarctica). Inf. Bul. SAE, 111, 14-17 (in Russian).

L. S. Egorov, A. V. Andronikov. 1989. New data on stock-like bodies of alkaline-ultramafic rocks of Jetty Peninsula (Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica). Inf. Bul. SAE, 111, 5-13 (in Russian).

Conference Abstracts

S. Choi, S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov, Y. Osani, S. L. Harley, N. M. Kelly. 2009. Lu-Hf systematics of the ultra-high temperature Napier Complex, East Antarctica: evidence for the early Archean formation of continental crust. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meeting Abstract V13A-2004.

M. C. Marcano, T. D. Frank, S. B. Mukasa, K. C. Lohman, C. Stefano, M. Taviani, A. V. Andronikov. 2009. Sr Isotope Systematics of Aragonite Shell Fragments and Pore Waters from an ANDRILL Core, Southern McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. EOS Trans. AGU Fall Meeting Abstract PP43A-1354.

S. Mukasa, A. Andronikov, L. Mayer, K. Brumley. 2009. Geochemistry and Geochronology of the First Intraplate Lavas Recovered from the Arctic Ocean. 2009 GSA Annual Meeting Abstracrts, Portland, Paper No 138-11.

C. J. Stefano, S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov, W. P. Leeman. 2009. Exceptionally High Water and other Volatile Concentrations in Olivine-Hosted Melt Inclusions from the Yellowstone Hotspot and Columbia River Flood Basalt. 2009 GSA Annual Meeting Abstracrts, Portland, Paper No 123-11.

S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov, L. Mayer, K. Brumley. 2009. Submarine Basalts from the Alpha/ Mendeleev Ridge and Chukchi Borderland: Geochemistry of the First Intraplate Lavas Recovered from the Arctic Ocean. Abst. Golschmidt 2009 Conference, Davos, Switzerland 4a/15:00/1.

A. Andronikov, S. Mukasa, L. A. Mayer, K. Brunley. 2008. First Recovery of Submarine Basalts from the Chukchi Borderland and Alpha/Mendeleev Ridge, Arctic Ocean. EOS Trans. AGU 89 (53) Fall Meeting Abstract V41D-2124.

L. A. Mayer, K. Brumley, A. V. Andronikov, D. Chayes, A. Armstrong, B. Calder, J. Hall, W. C. Clyde, W. A. Bothner, J. V. Gardner. 2008. Recent Mapping and Sampling on Chukchi Borderland and Alpha/Mendeleev Ridge. EOS Trans. AGU 89 (53) Fall Meeting Abstract C11C-0516.

S. Mukasa, S. H. Choi, A. Andronikov, M. Marcano. 2008. Extreme Sr-Nd-Pb-Hf composition exhibited by Tinaquillo peridotite massif, northern Venezuela: implications for geodynamic setting. GSA 40(6), 104.

S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov. 2008. Record of upper mantle evolution beneath Western Alaska as preserved by peridotite xenoliths in the Bering Sea Volcanic Province. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 72, A661.

S.-H. Choi, S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov, Y. Osani, S. L. Harley, N. M. Kelly. 2007. Lu-Hf systematics of the earliest crust in Antarctica: evidence for early Archean differentiation of Earth’s crust. USGS Open-File Report OF 2007-1047, Ext. Abst. 207.

S.-H. Choi, S. B. Mukasa, X. Zhou, X. H. Xian, A. V. Andronikov. 2007. Mantle dynamics beneath East Asia constrained by Sr, Nd, Pb and Hf isotopic systematics of ultramafic xenoliths and their host basalts from Hannuoba, North China. Eos Trans. AGU 88(52), Abst. V43B-1364.

S. E. Rilling, S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov. 2007. Geochemical evidence of metasomatized mantle source beneath the West Antarctic Rift System. Eos Trans. AGU 88(52), Abst. V43B-1372.

S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov. 2006. Multiplicity of Magma Source Characteristics and Melting Processes for Late Cenozoic Basalts of the Bering Sea Volcanic Province, Alaska. Eos Trans. AGU 88, Abst V13B-0682.

S. B. Mukasa, S. H. Choi, X. H. Xian, X. Zhou, A. V. Andronikov. 2006. Asthenospheric Mantle Source for the Hannuoba (North China) Alkali Basalts: Evidence from Sr, Nd, Pb and Hf Isotopic Systematics of Ultramafic Xenoliths and the Host Basalts. Eos Trans. AGU 87(36), West Pacific Geophys. Meet. Supl., V35A-02.

D. Jacob, S. F. Foley, A. V. Andronikov. 2006. Re-enrichment of cratonic lithospheric mantle beneath an evolving rift: Mantle xenoliths from East Antarctica. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 70, Suppl. 1, A285.

S. F. Foley, A. V. Andronikov, D. E. Jacob. 2006. Slow erosion of sub-rift continental lithospheric mantle: xenolith evidence for rising geothermal gradients beneath Lambert-Amery Rift, East Antarctica. EGU General Assembly, Geophys. Res. Abst., 8, 08381.

S. B. Mukasa, S. H. Choi, A. V. Andronikov, Y. Osanai, S. L. Harley, N. V. Kelly. 2005. Lu-Hf Systematics of the Earliest Crust in Antarctica: The Napier Complex of Enderby Land. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 69, 396.

S. H. Choi, S. B. Mukasa, A. Andronikov, M. C. Marcano. 2005. Geochemistry of the Tinaquillo Peridotite Massif, Venezuela. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 69, 438.

S. H. Choi, S. B. Mukasa, A. Andronikov, M. C. Marcano. 2005. Mantle melting processes discerned from a geochemical study of the Tinaquillo peridotite massif, Venezuela. Ofioliti 30, 2, 202.

S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov. 2004. Nd, Sr and Pb isotopic and trace element data support a subduction origin for the Dufek layered mafic intrusion, Antarctica. Abst. X Goldschmidt Conf., Copenhagen.

S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov. 2004. Dufek Layered Intrusion, Antarctica: Constraints on Magma Chamber Processes from U-Pb Geochronology and Trace Element Modeling. EOS Trans. AGU 85

V. V. Akinin, E. L. Miller, S. Mukasa, A. Andronikov. 2004. Mesozoic-Cenozoic reworking of the deep crust beneath the Bering Sea: Data from lower to middle crust xenoliths. EOS Trans. AGU 85

S. H. Choi, S. B. Mukasa, S. T. Kwon, A. Andronikov. 2004. Sr, Nd, Pb and Hf isotopic composition of Late Cenozoic alkali basalts in South Korea: Evidence for mixing between the two dominant asthenospheric domains beneath East Asia. EOS Trans. AGU 85

S. F. Foley, A. V. Andronikov. 2003. Genesis of ultramafic lamprophyres. Abst. 8th Int. Kimberlite Conf., Vancouver.

S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov, R. W. Carlson. 2003. Myth of the Dufek Plume: Nd, Sr, Pb and Os Isotopic and Trace Element Data in Support of a Subduction Origin. Abst. 9th Int. Symp. Ant. Earth Sci., Potsdam, 203.

S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov. 2002. Lithosphere mantle evolution beneath the Bering Sea Volcanic Province: An isotopic and trace element study of peridotite xenoliths and their host lavas. EOS Trans. AGU 83 (47), 1435.

S. Mukasa, D. Blatter, A. Andronikov. 2000. Arc mantle xenoliths and their Quaternary andesite host rocks near El Penon, Central Trans Mexican Volcanic Belt: A trace element and radiogenic isotope study. J. Conference Abstractes, 5(2), 729.

S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov. 1999. Trace element and Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr isotopic evidence fro the incipient melting of clinopyroxene in lherzolite xenoliths of the Jetty Peninsula area, East Antarctic. EOS Transactions AGU, 80, S379.

S. B. Mukasa, A. V. Andronikov. 1999. Petrologic and geochemical relationships between the Dufek layered mafic intrusion and coeval dikes and sills in its immediate vicinity, Pensacola Mountains, Antarctica. EOS Transactions AGU, 80, S376.

A. V. Andronikov, S. B. Mukasa. 1999. Origin of kelyphite rims mantling garnet in lherzolite xenoliths from Antarctica. Berichte der Deutschen Mineral. Gesell. (Beichefte zum Eur. J. Miner.), No 1, 18.

A. V. Andronikov, S. F. Foley, S. Melzer. 1998. The first results of high-pressure and temperature experiments on ultramafic lamprophyre composition (UML) from East Antarctica. Abst. Int. Conf. “Petrology of magmatic and metamorphic rocks“, St-Petersburg, 19-20.

A. V. Andronikov. 1998. The origin of mafic and ultramafic alkaline rocks in the Lambert-Amery Glacier area (East Antarctica). EOS Transactions AGU, 79, F944-F945.

A. V. Andronikov, S. F. Foley. 1997. Some evidence of the veined lithosphere existence beneath the Northern Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica. Abst. Suppl. No 1 Terra Nova, 9, 222.

A. V. Andronikov. 1996. The origin of alkaline trachybasalts of the Manning Massif (East Antarctica). J. Conf. Abst. 1, 18.

A. V. Andronikov, B. V. Beliatsky. 1996. Isotopic characteristics of K-rich trachybasalts of the Manning Massif (East Antarctica). J. Conf. Abs., 1, 19.

A. V. Andronikov. 1995. The origin of glasses in deep-seated inclusions from alkaline-ultramafic rocks (Jetty Peninsula, East Antarctica). Abst. 7th Int. Symp. Ant. Earth Sci., Siena, 8.

A. V. Andronikov. 1995. Glasses from alkaline-ultramafic rocks and deep-seated xenoliths. Abst. Suppl. No 1 Terra Nova, 7, 302.

A. V. Andronikov, E. V. Mikhalsky. 1995. Petrography and mineralogy of deep-seated inclusions in Proterozoic lamprophyre from Vestfold Hills. Abst. 7th Int. Symp. Ant. Earth Sci., Siena, 9.

A. V. Andronikov. 1994. Glass in lherzolite inclusions from Jetty Peninsula (East Antarctica). Miner. Magaz. 58A, 19-20.

B. V. Beliatsky, A. V. Andronikov, I. K. Lokhov, L. K. Levsky. 1993. Deep-seated inclusions of lherzolites from alkaline-ultrabasic rocks of Jetty Peninsula (East Antarctica). Abst. 7th EUG Meeting, Strasbourg, 1p.

A. V. Andronikov, L. S. Egorov. 1992. Mesozoic alkaline-ultramafic magmatism of Jetty Peninsula (Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica). Abst. 8th Int.Symp. on Gondwana, Hobart, 2.

L. S. Egorov, A. V. Andronikov. 1992. The prospects of mineral detection associated with alkaline-ultrabasic rocks (Prince Charles Mountains). Abst. 8th Int. Symp. On Gondwana, Hobart, 24.

E. V. Mikhalsky, A. V. Andronikov, B. V. Beliatsky, E. N. Kamenev. 1992. Mafic and ultramafic igneous suite in the Lambert-Amery rift zone. Abst. 8th Int. Symp. On Gondwana, Hobart, 82.

A. V. Andronikov. 1991. First upper mantle probing in Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica. Abst. VI Int. Symp. Ant. Earth Sci., Tokyo, NIPR, 16-18.

E. V. Mikhalsky, A. V. Andronikov, B. V. Beliatsky. 1991. Mafic and ultramafic igneous suites in the Lambert-Amery rift zone. Abst. VI Int. Symp. Ant .Earth Sci., Tokyo, 405-411.

E. V. Mikhalsky, A. V. Andronikov. 1990. Petrology of Late Proterozoic alkaline lamprophyres of Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. Abst. Ser. Geol. Soc. Austral., 28, 112.