These lecture notes introduce magmatism and petrology as they relate to the oceanic lithosphere. The notes cover ophiolite sequences and types of volcanic settings found in ocean basins. A section about basalt includes discussion of location, composition and origin of mid-ocean ridge basalts. Ocean island basalts are further discussed with regards to occurrence, composition and origin. These notes include graphs, maps and phase diagrams. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html
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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Radioisotopes Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16) Classes of Earth Materials: Volcanic Rocks Course Type: Upper Level:Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology Geologic Setting: Oceanic Crust, Mantle Topics: Solid Earth:Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Elements, Solid Earth:Petrology:Igneous Processes, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Solid Earth, Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Solid Earth:Petrology:Volcanology, Geochemistry Solid Earth Processes: Volcanism Tectonic Setting: Mid-Ocean Ridge, Oceanic Island
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