How Do Rocks Melt? Magma, Lava and their Products
http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/~crlb/COURSES/117-IntroductiontoGeology/Lec5/lec5.html

Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni, Department of Geological Sciences


These lecture notes provide a basic introduction to internal earth processes, magma generation, and igneous rock formation. Specific topics include sources of heat, mechanisms for heat loss, the effect of water on melting, Bowen's Reaction Series and types of igneous rocks. Each section has figures to illustrate the concepts. 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:Volcanology, Igneous Processes
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Classes of Earth Materials: Volcanic Rocks, Plutonic Rocks
Course Type: Entry Level:Physical Geology
Geologic Setting: Continental Crust, Mantle, Oceanic Crust
Topics: Solid Earth:Petrology:Volcanology, Igneous Processes, Solid Earth
Solid Earth Processes: Volcanism, Plutonism