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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