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 ...
EurekAlert (press release)
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:56:15 -0700
Boulder, Colo., USA - J.E. Harvey and colleagues discuss the Main Himalayan Thrust, which is the plate-boundary fault underlying the Himalaya. They write, "Convergence along the fault drives uplift of the Himalaya and causes catastrophic earthquakes ...
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 ...
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 ...
Big Think (blog)
Mon, 11 Oct 2010 05:45:29 -0700
England and Katz models suggest that in the mantle wedge, there is a very restricted zone where this type of melting - decompression melting like we find at the midocean ridges - is allowed and it is this zone that dictates the location of the arc (see ...
Thu, 21 Jul 2011 04:28:09 -0700
Magma can then be generated by decompression melting as the asthenosphere ascends to fill in the space of the detached lithosphere. Although there is supporting evidence for lithospheric detachment form geophysical data, the process remains unproven.
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 ...
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 ...
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