Constraints on the Nature and Evolution of the Magma Plumbing System of Mt. Etna Volcano (1991-2008) from a Combined Thermodynamic and Kinetic Modelling of the Compositional Record of Minerals

TitleConstraints on the Nature and Evolution of the Magma Plumbing System of Mt. Etna Volcano (1991-2008) from a Combined Thermodynamic and Kinetic Modelling of the Compositional Record of Minerals
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsKahl M, Chakraborty S, Pompilio M, Costa F
JournalJournal of Petrology
Volume56
Issue3
Pagination621-622
Abstract

Deciphering the evolution of the internal dynamics of magmatic plumbing systems and identifying the key parameters that drive such dynamics are major goals of modern volcanology. Here we present a novel petrological approach that combines kinetic modelling of the diffusive relaxation of chemical zoning patterns in olivine crystals with thermodynamic modelling (MELTS) to constrain the nature and evolution of the plumbing system of Mt. Etna and the processes governing its internal dynamics.

DOI10.1093/petrology/egv063