Solidification of basaltic magma during flow in a dike.

American Journal of Science
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A model for time-dependent unsteady heat transfer from magma flowing in a dyke is developed. The ratio of solidification T to magma T is the most important parameter. Observations of volcanic fissure eruptions and study of dykes near Ship Rock, New Mexico, show that the low T at dyke margins and the rapidly advancing solidification front predicted by the model are qualitatively correct.-M.S.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Solidification of basaltic magma during flow in a dike.
Series title American Journal of Science
Volume 282
Issue 6
Year Published 1982
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title American Journal of Science
First page 856
Last page 885