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Melt Inclusions in Volcanic Systems

Methods, Applications and Problems

Melt inclusions provide a unique record of the physical and chemical processes operating in active magma chambers associated with volcanic systems. This book includes a summary of modern techniques used to study and interpret melt inclusions in volcanic rocks, as well as descriptive studies of specific volcanoes. These various studies document the enormous potential for melt inclusions to provide a window into the dynamics of active magma chambers.

'Melt Inclusions in Volcanic Systems' gives the most up-to-date summary of research on the application of melt inclusions in studies of active and fossil volcanic systems, as well as suggestions for future research in this area.

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Developments in Volcanology

Hardbound, 274 pages

Published: July 2003

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-51151-5


  • Introduction (R. Bodnar, B. De Vivo). Presentation of the Inaugural Roedder Medal to Edwin Roedder. Significance of melt inclusions (E. Roedder). Melt inclusions come of age: volatiles, volcanoes, and Sorby's legacy (J.B. Lowenstern). Estimating the time scales of magmatic processes (C. Hawkesworth, R. George et al.). Liquid to glass: quantifying properties and structure of melts across the glass transition (D.B. Dingwell). Magmatic inclusions in the search for natural silicate-salt melt immiscibility: methodology and examples (V.S. Kamenetsky, B. De Vivo et al.). Analyzing hydrogen (H2O) in silicate glass by secondary ion mass spectrometry and reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (R.L. Hervig, F.K. Mazdab et al.). From mantle to atmosphere: magma degassing, explosive eruptions, and volcanic volatile budgets (P.J. Wallace). Volatile evolution of Satsuma-Iwojima volcano: degassing process andmafic-felsic magma interaction (G. Saito, K. Kazahaya, H. Shinohara). Degassing process of Miyakejima volcano: implications of gas emission rate and melt inclusion data (H. Shinohara, K. Fukui et al.). Chemistry and origin of zoned Haüyne in Tahitian phonolite, with implications for magmatic fractionation(R.J. Tracy). Magma ascent rates and depths of crustal magma reservoirs beneath the Aeolian volcanic Arc (Italy): inferences from fluid and melt inclusions in xenoliths (M.L. Frezzotti, A. Peccerillo, R. Bonelli). Volatiles, magmatic degassing and eruptions of Mt. Somma-Vesuvius: constraints from silicate melt inclusions, Cl and H2O solubility experiments and modeling(J.D. Webster, B. De Vivo, C. Tappen). A model for the evolution of Mt. Somma?Vesuvius magmatic system based on fluid and melt inclusion investigations (A. Lima, L.V. Danyushevsky et al.). Author index. Subject index.


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