MELTS Home Page

Mark Ghiorso, University of Washington, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences

MELTS is a software package for modeling crystallization of magmatic systems. The MELTS home page provides acess to three types of modeling tools. The software can be used to calculate phase equilibria or to compute thermodynamic properties of mineral solid solutions. For most applications the user enters mineral composition, temperature and pressure. The web site features demo software, downloadable software, an on-line user's guide and many helpful tips for use of the software.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Classes of Earth Materials: Volcanic Rocks, Plutonic Rocks
Course Type: Upper Level:Petrology
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Topics: Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Solid Earth:Mineralogy, Petrology, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Solid Earth
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry