Special Issue "Mineral Textural and Compositional Variations as a Tool for Understanding Magmatic Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
Magma chamber processes and eruption dynamics are recognized as the most important mechanisms controlling the final textures and compositions of minerals and their host rocks. During crystallization and solidification phenomena, the physicochemical state of the system shifts from equilibrium to dynamic conditions under the effect of variable pressures, temperatures, oxygen fugacities, and volatile contents. In this scenario, magmas crystallize at different depths, evolve, degas, mix with new magma, and interact with the country rock. The solidification of magmas may also occur along kinetic or time-dependent pathways, where rapid cooling and decompression exert a primary influence on the nucleation and growth of phenocrysts, microphenocrysts and microlites characterizing the volcanic units. Understanding these different aspects over the temporal and spatial scales at which the crystallization and solidification processes occur in magmatic reservoirs, volcanic conduits and subaerial/submarine eruptions is essential to interpret correctly the variable environmental conditions recorded in igneous minerals. The main goal for this Special Issue is to collect different scientific contributions denoting how magma chamber processes and eruption dynamics studied either in laboratory or in nature can ultimately affect the evolutionary histories and petrographic complexities of igneous rocks.
The first round submission deadline is 31 December 2018.
Prof. Dr. Silvio Mollo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- magma chamber processes
- eruption dynamics
- magma crystallization
- magma degassing
- magma mixing
- magma-crust interaction
- magma cooling and decompression
- mineral textural evolutions
- bulk rock and mineral compositional changes