Magmatic Systems, 57

Edited By

  • Michael Ryan, U.S. Geological Survey
  • James Holton, University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.
  • Renata Dmowska, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.


Researchers in volcanology, igneous petrology, tectonophysics, seismology, geodesy, and planetology.


Book information

  • Published: July 1994
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-605070-7


Magmatic Systems is written for the professional and would serve well as the foundation for a graduate seminar in petrology. It is well edited, well illustrated and has a useful index....One of the strengths of this book isits multidisciplinary approach. The authors freely bring in results from materials science and applied mathematics, making many predictions that can be tested against the rock record.

This volume is very nicely compiled andpresented. The figures are clear and the text is readable. Notation and variables are conveniently summarized...all university libraries should have a copy.

Table of Contents

P. Olson, Mechanics of Flood Basalt Magmatism. T.T. Gribb, S. Zhang, and R.F. Cooper, Melt Migration and Related Attenuation in Equilibrated Partial Melts. D.L. Kohlstedt and P.N. Chopra, Influence of Basaltic Melt on the Creep of Polycrystalline Olivine under Hydrous Conditions. D.W. Sparks and E.M. Parmentier, The Generation and Migration of Partial Melt beneath Oceanic Spreading Centers. A. Nicolas, F. Boudier, and B. Ildefonse, Dike Patterns in Diapirs beneath Oceanic Ridges: The Oman Ophiolite. M.P. Ryan, Neutral-Buoyancy Controlled Magma Transport and Storage in Mid-ocean Ridge Magma Reservoirs and Their Sheeted-Dike Complex: A Summary of Basic Relationships. J.P. Morgan, A. Harding, J. Orcutt, G. Kent, and Y.J. Chen, An Observational and Theoretical Synthesis of Magma Chamber Geometry and Crustal Genesis along a Mid-ocean Spreading Center. A. Hasegawa and D. Zhao, Deep Structure of Island Arc Magmatic Regions as Inferred from Seismic Observations. J.H. Davies, Lateral Water Transport across a Dynamic Mantle Wedge: A Model for Subduction Zone Magmatism. M. Heimpel and P. Olson, Buoyancy-Driven Fracture and Magma Transport through the Lithosphere: Models and Experiments. A. Takada, Accumulation of Magma in Space and Time by Crack Interaction. H. Sato and M.P. Ryan, Generalized Upper Mantle Thermal Structure of the Western United States and Its Relationship to Seismic Attenuation, Heat Flow, Partial Melt, and Magma Ascent and Emplacement. G.W. Bergantz and R. Dawes, Aspects of Magma Generation and Ascent in Continental Lithosphere. C.R. Carrigan, Two-Component Magma Transport and the Origin of Composite Intrusions and Lava Flows. J.A. Whitehead and P. Kelemen, Fluid and Thermal Dissolution Instabilities in Magmatic Systems. Author Index. Geographic Index. SubjectIndex.