Partial melting occurs in a variety of geological environments, from granitic partial melts in the continental crust, to basaltic or carbonate partial melts in the upper mantle. Partial melting is the first stage of magmatism and therefore plays a role of primary importance in the chemical differentiation of the Earth and in the transport of heat to the Earth surface.
This special volume contains contributions presented at the symposium 'Physics and Chemistry of Partially Molten Systems' of the EUG 9 meeting, held in Strasbourg, France, on March 23-27, 1997. It is intended to provide a current understanding of the physics of partial melting and melt segregation and covers topics such as the rheology of partially molten systems, the topology of partial melts, modelling of partial melting processes, and field observations of partial melts.
Physics and Chemistry of Partially Molten Rocks is intended for a broad readership, including graduate students, specializing in petrology and geodynamics. The volume may be recommended as a textbook for graduate courses on petrology, geomaterial sciences and geophysics.
Preface; N. Bagdassarov, et al.
List of Contributors
1. Rheology of Partially Molten Rocks; D.L. Kohlstedt, et al.
2. Anelastic and Viscoelastic Behaviour of Partially Molten Rocks and Lavas; N. Bagdassarov
3. Constraints on the Melt Distribution in Anisotropic Polycrystalline Aggregates Undergoing Grain Growth; U.H. Faul
4. The Grain-Scale Distribution of Silicate, Carbonate and Metallosulfide Partial Melts: A Review of Theory and Experiments; D. Laporte, A. Provost
5. Partial Melting and Melt Segregation in a Convecting Mantle; H. Schmeling
6. A Fractionation Model for Hydrous Calcalkaline Plutons and the Heat Budget During Fractional Crystallisation and Assimilation; L. Matile, et al.
7. Migmatitic Gabbros from a Shallow-Level Metamorphic Contact Aureole, Fuerteventura Basal Complex, Canary Islands. Role of Deformation in Melt Segregation; A. Hobson, et al.
8. Thin Amorphous Intergranular Layers at Mineral Interfaces in Xenoliths: the Early Stage of Melting; R. Wirth, L. Franz