How melted rock migrates.

Holness, M. B. (2006) How melted rock migrates. Science, 314 (5801). pp. 934-935. DOI https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1135922

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Abstract

For most nongeologists, the idea of liquids moving through solid rock is a strange one. But liquids of one sort or another are thought to be ubiquitous in the Earth. There are the familiar hydrothermal fluids, dominated by water, which occur in the very shallow crust (the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park in the United States is a dramatic example). But in the deeper parts of the Earth there are hydrous and carbon dioxide (CO2) liquids formed by the heating of rocks as the minerals containing these molecules break down.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2006 AREP IA52 2006 P
Divisions: 05 - Petrology - Igneous, Metamorphic and Volcanic Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Science
Volume: 314
Page Range: pp. 934-935
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1135922
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 13:02
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:07
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/393

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