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