Timescales of Magmatic Processes : From Core to Atmosphere

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-12-13
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This unique book is one of the first to address the timescales of magmatic processes over the entire spectrum of geological reservoirs: from core to atmosphere. Moreover, previous publications have generally constituted catalogs of geochemical techniques that can be used to constrain the timescales of magmatic processes or have focused on a single geochemical technique. The focus of this book is on the geological processes rather than the tools to study them and integrates techniques from geochemistry as well as from geophysics.

Author Biography

Anthony Dosseto did his PhD at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris in France before taking up a postdoctoral position at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia in 2004. In 2009, he moved to the Univesity of Wollongong, Australia and in 2010 was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship.

Simon P. Turner obtained his PhD at the University of Adelaide in 1991. Currently he holds an ARC Professorial Fellowship in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia where he specializes in the application of U-series isotopes to constraining the time scales of Earth processes with particular emphasis on subduction zone magmatism.

James A. Van Orman is an Associate Professor in Geological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.  He was awarded a PhD in geochemistry at MIT and undertook postdoctoral research in mineral physics and geochemistry at the Carnegie Institution of Washington.  His research is centered on diffusion in minerals and melts, with current interests in deep planetary rheology, chemical exchange processes, and geochronology.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Introduction to the Timescales of Magmatic Processes (Anthony Dosseto, Simon P. Turner, Fidel Costa and James A. Van Orman).

1 Extinct Radionuclides and the Earliest Differentiation of the Earth and Moon (G. Caro and T. Kleine).

2 Diffusion Constraints on Rates of Melt Production in the Mantle (James A. Van Orman and Alberto E. Saal).

3 Melt Production in the Mantle: Constraints from U-series (Bernard Bourdon and Tim Elliott).

4 Formulations for Simulating the Multiscale Physics of Magma Ascent (Craig O'Neill and Marc Spiegelman).

5 Melt Transport from the Mantle to the Crust – Uranium-Series Isotopes (Simon P. Turner and Bernard Bourdon).

6 Rates of Magma Ascent: Constraints from Mantle-Derived Xenoliths (Suzanne Y. O'Reilly and W.L. Griffin).

7 Time Constraints from Chemical Equilibration in Magmatic Crystals (Fidel Costa and Daniel Morgan).

8 Magma Cooling and Differentiation – Uranium-series Isotopes (Anthony Dosseto and Simon P. Turner).

9 Defining Geochemical Signatures and Timescales of Melting Processes in the Crust: An Experimental Tale of Melt Segregation, Migration and Emplacement (Tracy Rushmer and Kurt Knesel).

10 Timescales Associated with Large Silicic Magma Bodies (Olivier Bachmann).

11 Timescales of Magma Degassing (Kim Berlo, James E. Gardner and Jonathan D. Blundy).


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