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Volatiles and exsolved vapor in volcanic systems

Marie Edmonds and Paul J. Wallace
Volatiles and exsolved vapor in volcanic systems (in Volcanoes; from mantle to surface, Keith D. Putirka (editor) and Kari M. Cooper (editor))
Elements (February 2017) 13 (1): 29-34


The role of volatiles in magma dynamics and eruption style is fundamental. Magmatic volatiles partition between melt, crystal, and vapor phases and, in so doing, change magma properties. This has consequences for magma buoyancy and phase equilibria. An exsolved vapor phase, which may be distributed unevenly through reservoirs, contains sulfur and metals that are either transported into the atmosphere or into ore deposits. This article reviews the controls on volatile solubility and the methods to reconstruct the volatile budget of magmas, focusing particularly on the exsolved vapor phase to explore the role of volatiles on magma dynamics and on eruption style.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 13
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Volatiles and exsolved vapor in volcanic systems
Title: Volcanoes; from mantle to surface
Author(s): Edmonds, MarieWallace, Paul J.
Author(s): Putirka, Keith D.editor
Author(s): Cooper, Kari M.editor
Affiliation: University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States
Affiliation: California State University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Fresno, CA, United States
Pages: 29-34
Published: 201702
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: 30
Accession Number: 2017-020872
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrologyQuaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: University of Oregon, USA, United States
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: 201714
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