The project will combine novel seismic imaging and geodynamic approaches especially developed for magmatic systems and apply them to understand volcanism across the SE Asia - Australia collision zone.
TeMaS organized its team meeting online on November 30th, 2020.
Halogens (F, Cl, Br, I) are important volatile components in magmas, in addition to H2O, CO2 and S. Their extremely high chemical activity in melts and fluids leads to a significant influence on the properties of magmas, on magma degassing, on the extraction, transport and deposition of metals as well as on the chemistry of volcanic emissions and composition of atmosphere.
The grant is for a large-scale magnetotelluric investigation of the conductivity distribution within magmatic systems in the context of tectonic processes.
This paper examines the relationship of CO2 fluxes in some continental rifts and the production and location of carbonate-rich magmas.
Professor Shan de Silva (Oregon State University) received an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to work with Axel Schmitt (Heidelberg) and the wider TeMaS team. Shan is interested in volcanology and geophysics.
TeMaS member Jan Esper has received an ERC Advanced Grant for improving dendochronological archives. Read more about it here and here. Trees be warned!
Lisa’s paper on modelling magmatic systems with a combined thermodynamic and thermomechanical modelling approach was accepted in the Journal of Petrology, which is one of the top journals of the field.
Traces of fluids that are involved in diamond formation can be found as inclusions in them. Yet, so far the characteristics of these fluids are poorly understood. In a recent article in Science Advances a team of researchers from Macquarie University, Goethe University Frankfurt and the University of Mainz describe novel laboratory experiments that show that sediments, released from subducting slabs, react with peridotites to produce the observed fluids.
TeMaS member Don Dingwell (LMU & GFK Fellow, JGU Mainz) has received his second ERC Advanced Grant for a project on experimental volcanology. Read more about it here. More things will be blown up in his labs over the next 5 years!