Special Issue "Dynamics and Kinetics of Melt-Fluid-Rock Interactions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
Interests: experimental petrology; high temperature geochemistry; physico-chemical interactions: rock-mineral-fluid-melt; differentiation, mixing and mingling of planetary magmas; geomaterials
The intention of this Special Issue of Geosciences is to provide an overview regarding the broad field of melt–fluid–rock interactions in geoscience.
Reactions between melts, fluids, and rocks tremendously influence the geodynamics, petrology, and geochemistry of not only the Earth, but of all terrestrial planets at all scales during the early and still ongoing evolution of the Earth and other terrestrial planets.
As examples, (1) Habitability of the Earth and other terrestrial planets would have been hampered or even impossible without aqueous alteration of the surface and subsurface. (2) Fluids trigger melt generation and strongly affect element mobility. In addition, fluids enhance mass transport and reaction kinetics. (3) Fluid–rock interactions control the petrophysical properties, rheology, and chemical composition of rocks, and thus impact both magmatic and metamorphic processes and dynamics, and subsequent evolution, including metasomatism and crustal deformation. (4) Melt-fluid-rock interactions are seeds of the formation of economic mineral deposits, and thus resources. (5) In an environmental context, fluid–rock interactions are responsible for the release and/or confinement, as well as the sequestration of toxic elements and heavy metals or toxic metalloids that may eventually become pollutants in soils and groundwater.
This Special Issue aims to cover—without being limited to—the above-mentioned areas of influential melt–fluid–rock interactions in the Earth and other terrestrial planets with contributions of cosmochemistry, mineralogy, petrology and petrophysics, geochemistry, and economic geology.
It is recommended that authors approach the Guest Editors at an early stage about possible submissions in order to verify the appropriateness of their potential contributions.
If appropriate, an abstract will be requested, and the corresponding author required to submit the full manuscript online by the deadline of 29 February 2020.
Prof. Astrid Holzheid
Dr. Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco
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- aqueous alteration
- hydrothermal alteration
- fluid-triggered element mobility
- fluid-triggered magma evolution
- metamorphism and metasomatism
- mineral deposits
- confinement of toxic elements