Geochemical Modelling of Igneous Processes – Principles And Recipes in R Language

Bringing the Power of R to a Geochemical Community

  • Vojtěch Janoušek
  • Jean-François Moyen
  • Hervé Martin
  • Vojtěch Erban
  • Colin Farrow
Part of the Springer Geochemistry book series (SPRIGEO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
    Pages 1-7
  3. R/GCDkit at work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 11-25
    3. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 27-43
    4. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 45-51
    5. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 53-66
  4. Modelling major elements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 69-80
    3. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 81-83
    4. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 85-92
    5. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 93-97
  5. Modelling trace elements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-100
    2. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 101-104
    3. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 105-124
    4. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 125-128
    5. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 129-140
    6. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 141-152
    7. Vojtěch Janoušek, Jean-François Moyen, Hervé Martin, Vojtěch Erban, Colin Farrow
      Pages 153-155
  6. Radiogenic isotopes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157

About this book

Introduction

The aim of this book is to unlock the power of the freeware R language to advanced university students and researchers dealing with whole-rock geochemistry of (meta-) igneous rocks. The first part covers data input/output, calculation of commonly used indexes and plotting in R. The core of the book then focusses on the presentation and practical implementations of modelling techniques used for fingerprinting processes such as partial melting, fractional crystallization, binary mixing or AFC using major-, trace-element and radiogenic isotope data. The reader will be given a firm theoretical basis for forward/reverse modelling, followed by exercises dealing with typical problems likely to be encountered in real life, and their solutions using R. The concluding sections demonstrate, using practical examples, how a researcher can proceed in developing a realistic model simulating natural systems. The appendices outline the fundamentals of the R language and provide a quick introduction to the open-source R-package GCDkit for Interpretation of whole-rock geochemical data from igneous and metamorphic rocks.

Keywords

GCDkit Geochemical Modeling Igneous Geochemistry R Language Software Trace Elements

Authors and affiliations

  • Vojtěch Janoušek
    • 1
  • Jean-François Moyen
    • 2
  • Hervé Martin
    • 3
  • Vojtěch Erban
    • 4
  • Colin Farrow
    • 5
  1. 1.Czech Geological SurveyPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Université Jean-MonnetSaint-EtienneFrance
  3. 3.Université Blaise-PascalClermont-FerrandFrance
  4. 4.Czech Geological SurveyPragueCzech Republic
  5. 5.Department of GeologyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgow, ScotlandUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-46792-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-46791-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-46792-3
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