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Primary magmas at mid-oceas ridges, hotspots, and other intraplate settings: constraints on mantle potential temperature

Green, David; Falloon, T J

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Intraplate, "hotspot," and mid-ocean ridge basalts (MORB) are characteristic of the modern Earth, and within the plate tectonics interpretation of the Earth's behavior become the basis for a petrological model of the lithosphere and asthenosphere. This model is based on experimental studies of various primitive magmas and of peridotite + (C-H-O), including melting and phase relationships under variable oxygen fugacities (fO 2). The deep mantle plume hypothesis requires a large potential...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83947
DOI: 10.1130/0-8137-2388-4.217

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