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13 news items

 
Wired
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:18:45 -0800

Sketch illustrating decompression melting at the mid-ocean ridge. Warm, fertile mantle rises, partially melts to form basalt, then moves laterally away from the ridge as it cools. Image: Erik Klemetti. Wait! The largest volcanic system on Earth is the ...

Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Daily Star
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:56:15 -0800

The Earth's crust is rising faster in central Iceland each year, due to the accelerated retreat of melting glaciers from global warming, says a new study led by University of Arizona researchers. The study's significance is that for the first time ...
 
Twin Falls Times-News
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:37:09 -0700

“If Basin and Range extension were to occur here, it could result in an eruption, because when the crust is stretched and pressure are released, decompression melting can occur.” Craters of the Moon encompasses more than 1,100 square miles, roughly the ...
 
physicsworld.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:12:59 -0700

In one scenario, the melt occurs and is retained beneath the crust as a result of the mantle upwelling and decompression melting that forms the newly emerging plate material. Another theory proposes that the melt is generated in small amounts ...
 
Newswise (press release)
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:43:45 -0700

... asthenosphere is "hot and somewhat buoyant, and if there's a topographic gradient along the asthenosphere's upper surface, as there is under the Colorado Plateau, the asthenosphere will flow with it and undergo a small amount of decompression ...
 
Telegraph.co.uk
Tue, 20 Apr 2010 23:01:25 -0700

“At the end of the last ice age, the rate of eruption in Iceland was some 30 times higher than historic rates. “This is because the reduction in the ice load reduced the pressure in the mantle, leading to decompression melting there. “Since the late ...
 
CleanTechnica
Sun, 18 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0700

“This is because the reduction in the ice load reduced the pressure in the mantle, leading to decompression melting there. Since the late 19th Century the ice caps in Iceland have been shrinking yet further, due to changing climate. This will lead to ...
 
RedOrbit
Fri, 08 Oct 2010 10:02:02 -0700

His theory suggests that Mount Etna is not directly the result of tectonic plate boundary activity, but that it resulted from decompression melting of upper mantle material flowing around the nearby edge of the Ionian slab that is slowly sinking into ...
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