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Bursting the bubble of melt inclusions

January 1, 2015

Most silicate melt inclusions (MI) contain bubbles, whose significance has been alternately calculated, pondered, and ignored, but rarely if ever directly explored. Moore et al. (2015) analyze the bubbles, as well as their host glasses, and conclude that they often hold the preponderance of CO2 in the MI. Their findings entreat future researchers to account for the presence of bubbles in MI when calculating volatile budgets, saturation pressures, and eruptive flux.

Publication Year 2015
Title Bursting the bubble of melt inclusions
DOI 10.2138/am-2015-5254
Authors Jacob B. Lowenstern
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title American Mineralogist
Index ID 70148465
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Volcano Science Center