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This site hosts a computer application for thermobarometry. The program calculates pressures and temperatures for garnet, cordierite, spinel, sillimanite/kyanite, quartz anhydrous or hydrous pelitic assemblages. The user enters cation values for each mineral, and the model generates pressure vs. temperature graphs or data tables of the calculated isopleths. The program is derived from the shareware NICHOLS program, which is available in either Macintosh or PC friendly formats.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Elements
Resource Type: Computer Applications
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Petrology, Mineralogy
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Solid Earth, Petrology:Geochemistry, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Elements