The importance of water to oceanic mantle melting regimes

@article{Asimow2003TheIO,
  title={The importance of water to oceanic mantle melting regimes},
  author={P. Asimow and C. Langmuir},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={421},
  pages={815-820}
}
  • P. Asimow, C. Langmuir
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Nature
  • The formation of basaltic crust at mid-ocean ridges and ocean islands provides a window into the compositional and thermal state of the Earth's upper mantle. But the interpretation of geochemical and crustal-thickness data in terms of magma source parameters depends on our understanding of the melting, melt-extraction and differentiation processes that intervene between the magma source and the crust. Much of the quantitative theory developed to model these processes has neglected the role of… CONTINUE READING
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