With its integrated and cohesive coverage of the current research, Magmatic Systems skillfully explores the physical processes, mechanics, and dynamics of volcanism. The text utilizes a synthesized perspective--theoretical, experimental, and observational--to address the powerful regulatory mechanisms controlling the movement of melts and cooling, with emphasis on mantle plumes, mid-ocean ridges, and intraplate magmatism. Further coverage of subduction zone magmatism includes: Fluid mechanics of mixed magma migration Internal structure of active systems Grain-scale melt flow Rheology of partial melts Numerical simulation of porous media melt migration Nonlinear (chaotic and fractal) processes in magma transport In all, Magmatic Systems will prove invaluable reading to those in search of an interdisciplinary perspective on this active topic.
@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Fluid mechanics of magma migration from surface region to eruption site
- Internal structure of active magmatic systems
- Grain-scale melt flow in mantle plumes and beneath mid-ocean ridges
- Physics of magmatic systems and magma dynamics
Researchers in volcanology, igneous petrology, tectonophysics, seismology, geodesy, and planetology.
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- © Academic Press 1994
- 12th July 1994
- Academic Press
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@qu: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. @source:--AMERICAN SCIENTIST @qu: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. @source:--PAGEOPH
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