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33 news items

EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:45:00 -0800

The rocks were formed from magma produced by what is known as decompression melting, a process that commonly occurs when two continental tectonic plates collide. The dramatically thickened crust extends under gravitational forces, and melting results ...

Phys.Org

Phys.Org
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:28:39 -0800

The release of molten rock through volcanic vents or fissures is driven by seafloor spreading and decompression melting of the upper mantle, the partially molten layer just beneath the earth's crust. Well documented sedimentary records from the East ...

Science World Report

Science World Report
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:52:06 -0800

The rocks were formed from magma produced by what is known as decompression melting, a process that commonly occurs when two continental tectonic plates collide. The dramatically thickened crust extends under gravitational forces, and melting results ...

Wired

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

So, underneath mid-ocean ridges (and at hotspots like Hawaii), the mantle is upwelling, causing decompression melting to occur. Let's review: Under normal conditions, mantle rock like peridotite shouldn't melt in the Earth's upper mantle — it is just ...

Forbes

Forbes
Sat, 05 Dec 2015 14:13:45 -0800

One theory suggests that induced decompression melting of the mantle has formed Mount Etna as melted mantle extrudes to the surface. Mount Etna sits at the junction of three plates, the African, Eurasian, and Adriatic. Sitting in this complex geologic ...

SILive.com

SILive.com
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 20:11:15 -0700

Due to decompression melting, molten magma rose through this fault. But rather than reaching the surface, the magma spread out between the older layers of sandstone. This type of geologic structure is known as a sill. After the diabase of the Palisade ...
 
Science 2.0
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:56:15 -0800

In the backarc, granitic magma chambers are intermittently recharged with hotter, drier alkaline magmas, which are produced mostly by decompression melting during lithospheric extension, not hydrous fluxing. This highlights the control of subduction ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 03:43:14 -0800

Geologists are to drill more than 3 miles (5km) into the Earth's crust beneath the Indian Ocean in an attempt to reach the super-heated rock of the mantle below for the first time. The scientists hope to take rock samples from the Earth's mantle to ...
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