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Fuller, R.E., 1931, The aqueous chilling of basaltic lava on the Columbia River Plateau: American Journal of Science, v. 21, p. 281-300.

Hooper, P.R., 1987, The Columbia River Flood Basalt Province: Current Status, in Mahoney, J.J., Coffin, M.F., eds., Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism: American Geophysical Union Monograph 100, p. 1-27.

Hooper, P.R. and Hawkesworth, C.J., 1993, Isotope and geochemical constraints on the origins and evolution of the Columbia River Basalt: Jour. Petrol., 34, 1203-1246.

Hooper, P.R., and Conrey, R.M., 1989, The tectonic setting of the Columbia River Basalt eruption: in S.P. Reidel and P.R. Hooper, Eds., Volcanism and Tectonism of the Columbia River Flood Basalt Province: Geol. Soc. Amer. Special Paper 239, p. 293-306.

Hooper, P.R., Gillespie, B.A., and Ross, M.E., 1995, The Eckler Mountain Basalts and associated flows, Columbia River Basalt group: Canadian Journal of Earth Science, v. 32, p. 410-423.

Long, P.E., and Wood, B.J., 1986, Structures, textures, and cooling histories of Columbia River basalt flows: Geol. Soc. America Bull., v. 97, p. 1144-1155.

Reidel, S.P., Tolan, T.L., and Beeson, M.H., 1994, Factors that influence the eruptive and emplacement histories of flood basalt flows: a field guide to selected vents and flows of the Columbia River Basalt Group, in Swanson, D.A., and Haugerud, R.A., eds., Geologic field trips in the pacific Northwest: 1994 geological Society of America Meeting, Chapter 1B.

Schmincke, H.U., 1967, Fused tuff and pepperites in south-central Washington: Geol. Soc. America Bull., v. 78, p. 319-330.

Self, S., Thordarson, T., and Keszthelyi, L., 1997, Emplacement of continental flood basalt lava flows, in Mahoney, J.J., Coffin, M.F., eds., Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism: American Geophysical Union Monograph 100, p. 381-410.

Swanson, D.A., and Wright, T.L., 1981, Guide to geologic field trip between Lewiston, Idaho, and Kimberly, Oregon, emphasizing the Columbia River Basalt group, in Guides to some Volcanic terranes in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Northern California, Circular 838, edited by D.A. Johnston and J. Nolan, p. 1-16.

Swanson, D.A., and Wright, T.L., 1978, Field guide to field trip between Pasco and Pullman, Washington, emphasizing stratigraphy, vent areas and intra-canyon flows of the Yakima Basalts, in Proceedings, Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section meeting, Pullman.

Swanson, D.A., Wright, T.L., and Helz, R.T., 1975, Linear vent systems and estimated rates of magma production and eruption for the Yakima Basalt on the Columbia Plateau: American. J. Science, v. 275, p. 877-905.

Swanson, D.A., Wright, T.L., Hooper, P.R., and Bentley, R.D., 1979, Revisions in stratigraphic nomenclature of the Columbia River Basalt Group: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1457-G, p. G1-G59.

Swanson, D.A., Anderson, J.L., Camp, V.E., Hooper, P.R., Taubeneck, W.H., and Wright, T.L., 1981, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Columbia River Basalt Group, northern Oregon and western Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-797, scale 1:250,000.

Swanson, D.A., Cameron, K.A., Evarts, R.C., Pringle, P.T., and Vance, J.A., 1989, Cenozoic volcanism in the Cascade range and Columbia Plateau, southern Washington and northernmost Oregon: Field excursions to volcanic terranes in the western United States, Volume II: Cascades and Intermountain West, Chapin, C.E., and Zidek, J., eds., New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources Memoir 47, p. 1-43.

Taubeneck, W.H., 1970, Dikes in the Columbia River basalt in northeastern Oregon, western Idaho, and southeastern Washington; in proceedings of Second Columbia River basalt Symposium: Eastern Washington State College press, Cheney, p. 73-96.

Thordarson, Th., and Self, S., in review, The Roza Member, Columbia River Basalt group: A gigantic pahoehoe lava flow field formed by endogenous process?: Journal of Geophysical Research (volume on Long Lava Flows).

Tolan, T.L., Reidel, S.P., Beeson, M.H., Anderson, J.L., Fecht, K.R., and Swanson, D.A., 1989, Revisions to the estimates of the areal extent and volume of the Columbia River Basalt Group, in Reidel, S.P., and Hooper, P.R., eds., Volcanism and tectonism in the Columbia River flood-basalt province: Geological Society of America Special Paper 239, p. 1-20.

Walker, G.P.L., 1968, Compound and simple lava flows and flood basalts: Bull. Volcanology, v. 35, p. 579-590.

Waters, A.C., 1961, Stratigraphic and lithologic variations in the Columbia River basalt: American J. Science, v. 259, p. 583-611.