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Metamorphism; from patterns to processes

Bjorn Jamtveit
Metamorphism; from patterns to processes (in Fluids in metamorphism, Bjorn Jamtveit)
Elements (June 2010) 6 (3): 149-152


Metamorphic rocks make up a substantial portion of the Earth's evolving lithosphere. Understanding metamorphism is central to interpreting large-scale geodynamic processes and interactions among the geosphere, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere, and the biosphere. In this issue of Elements, we emphasize the critical role of fluids in controlling the rates and mechanisms of metamorphic processes. The patterns observed over a wide range of scales in metamorphic rocks are not just passive recorders of tectonic events. They also reveal that the complex coupling of chemical reactions, transport, and deformation processes that constitute metamorphism sometimes operates surprisingly far from equilibrium.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 6
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Metamorphism; from patterns to processes
Title: Fluids in metamorphism
Author(s): Jamtveit, Bjorn
Author(s): Jamtveit, Bjorn
Affiliation: University of Oslo, Center for Physics of Geological Processes, Oslo, Norway
Affiliation: University of Oslo, Center for Physics of Geological Processes, Oslo, Norway
Pages: 149-152
Published: 201006
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 20
Accession Number: 2010-068321
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201037
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