A variety of methods have been employed to decipher magmatic systems, including geophysical, petrological, textural and geochemical approaches, and these elucidate a large variety of characteristics of different plumbing systems and magmatic differentiation processes. A common theme to the papers presented in this book is the observation of transport of small volume magma batches with a relatively high frequency, as opposed to less frequent transport of larger magma volumes that would require storage in large crustal reservoirs for long periods of time. The implications of this observation are discussed in the context of a possible tectonic control on crustal magma dynamics.
|Translated title of the contribution||An introduction to magma dynamics|
|Title of host publication||Dynamics of crustal magma transfer, storage and differentiation|
|Editors||C. Annen, Zellmer , F G.|
|Publisher||Geological Society of London|
|Pages||1 - 13|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|