Silicic magmatism: granite pluton growth, magma chamber formation and volcanism

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Seminar rooms, Department of Earth Sciences

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Date
Fri 29th Oct 2021
Cost
Free
Time
12 noon
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No

Speaker: Prof. Steve Sparks, Bristol

Abstract: In this seminar I explore contemporary understanding of silicic magmatic systems with a focus of the formation of large silicic magma chambers that are capable of large magnitude explosive eruptions. I discuss silicic melt generation in the middle and lower crust, melt segregation, magma transport and mechanisms of forming magma chambers and triggering of major eruptions.

 

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