Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) Annual Meeting

Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
End Date: 
Friday, January 7, 2011

Location: Queens’ College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Web: http://www.vmsg2011.org/index

Includes the following sessions:

Volcanic margins

Convenor: David Pyle (david.pyle@earth.ox.ac.uk)

How is melt generated at volcanic margins? Where does it pond in the mantle and crust and how is it transported towards the surface? We invite contributions from geophysicists, geologists, petrologists and numerical modellers who are addressing these questions at ancient volcanic margins such as the north Atlantic, and also at embryonic margins such as Afar.

Keynote speaker: Bob White (University of Cambridge)

Crustal storage of magma

Convenor: Dan Morgan (d.j.morgan@leeds.ac.uk)

What happens when magma batches stall in the crust and accumulate in large magma chambers? How do replenishment and emptying of such bodies relate to the fluid dynamics of the magma body and surrounding crystal mush? How are these processes preserved in the intrusive and volcanic record? We welcome contributions aimed at addressing problems associated with the fluid dynamics of these open systems, including the effects of partial solidification and fractionation driven by cooling.

Keynote speaker: Jon Davidson (University of Durham)

Mantle processes

Convenor: Rob Ellam (r.ellam@suerc.ac.uk)

How are compositional heterogeneities in the convecting and/or lithospheric mantle reflected in the compositions and volumes of erupted melts? How do these compositional heterogeneities originate in the Earth’s interior? What are the controls on melt generation in the mantle? We welcome contributions from geochemists, petrologists and geophysicists who are addressing these questions and other aspects of mantle processes.

 Keynote speaker: Nick Rogers (Open University)


Cambridge, UK