Water-Fluxed Continental Melting

  • Weinberg, Roberto (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Hasalova, Pavlina (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    Crustal melting and upward melt migration leaving behind a refractory residue are responsible for the
    chemical and thermal nature of continents. There is considerable evidence that water-fluxed melting is an
    important part of this broad process, but studies of water-fluxed melting are under-represented in the
    literature. It is time we understood how water-assisted melting takes place and answer basic questions
    regarding how water flows into hot rocks and how melt flows out. We propose integrating different geological
    fields to understand the multiple feedback effects between processes and determine how water-fluxed
    melting works.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/1131/12/17

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD330,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Monash University