This book addresses these and other questions by reviewing the latest advances in a wide range of Earth Science disciplines: from the measurement of short-lived radionuclides to the study of element diffusion in crystals and numerical modelling of magma behaviour. It will be invaluable reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as igneous petrologists, mineralogists and geochemists involved in the study of igneous rocks and processes.
Introduction to the Timescales of Magmatic Processes (Anthony Dosseto, Simon P. Turner, Fidel Costa and James A. Van Orman).
1 Extinct Radionuclides and the Earliest Differentiation of the Earth and Moon (G. Caro and T. Kleine).
2 Diffusion Constraints on Rates of Melt Production in the Mantle (James A. Van Orman and Alberto E. Saal).
3 Melt Production in the Mantle: Constraints from U-series (Bernard Bourdon and Tim Elliott).
4 Formulations for Simulating the Multiscale Physics of Magma Ascent (Craig O'Neill and Marc Spiegelman).
5 Melt Transport from the Mantle to the Crust – Uranium-Series Isotopes (Simon P. Turner and Bernard Bourdon).
6 Rates of Magma Ascent: Constraints from Mantle-Derived Xenoliths (Suzanne Y. O'Reilly and W.L. Griffin).
7 Time Constraints from Chemical Equilibration in Magmatic Crystals (Fidel Costa and Daniel Morgan).
8 Magma Cooling and Differentiation – Uranium-series Isotopes (Anthony Dosseto and Simon P. Turner).
9 Defining Geochemical Signatures and Timescales of Melting Processes in the Crust: An Experimental Tale of Melt Segregation, Migration and Emplacement (Tracy Rushmer and Kurt Knesel).
10 Timescales Associated with Large Silicic Magma Bodies (Olivier Bachmann).
11 Timescales of Magma Degassing (Kim Berlo, James E. Gardner and Jonathan D. Blundy).