Thermal model for origin of granitic batholiths

  title={Thermal model for origin of granitic batholiths},
  author={DENNIS S. HODGE},
THE origin of granitic batholiths has been reviewed in the light of our understanding of the processes operative at destructive plate margins1. The thermal patterns at island arcs suggest that significant amounts of thermal energy must be released within downgoing oceanic plates, and that this energy may be transferred to the surface behind island arcs. In these regions heat flow values are abnormally high and andesitic volcanism is present. The high heat flow may be produced because the normal… CONTINUE READING

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