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

Bringing the Power of R to a Geochemical Community

Book

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

  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

About the authors

Vojtěch Janoušek (*1968) is associate professor at the Charles University in Prague, employed in the radiogenic isotopes laboratory of the Czech Geological Survey. He received a MSci from the Charles University and a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Glasgow. His research focusses on igneous geochemistry, geochronology and numerical modelling as well as computing in geosciences. He is editor-in-chief of open-access Journal of Geosciences.

Jean-François Moyen is professor at the University of Saint-Etienne, France. He obtained a PhD in petrology and geochemistry at the University of Clermont-Ferrand (France), and was a post-doc and then lecturer in Stellenbosch, South Africa (2003–2009). His research interests include geochemical modelling, igneous petrology and geochemistry.

Hervé Martin is Professor at the University Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France, where he works in the “Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans”. The research that he develops consists in modeling the geochemical behaviour of major and trace elements in order to constrain the petrogenesis of the Earth’s primitive continental crust, as well as magma genesis in modern subduction zones.

Vojtěch Erban is working at the Radiogenic Isotopes Laboratory of the Czech Geological Survey in Prague. His professional interests comprise geochemistry, isotope analytics and geochemical modelling.

Colin Farrow is an IT specialist and former member of the Department of Geology & Applied Geology, University of Glasgow with an interest in developing software for geological data analysis.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Geochemical Modelling of Igneous Processes – Principles And Recipes in R Language
  • Book Subtitle Bringing the Power of R to a Geochemical Community
  • Authors Vojtěch Janoušek
    Jean-François Moyen
    Hervé Martin
    Vojtěch Erban
    Colin Farrow
  • Series Title Springer Geochemistry
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Geochem.
  • 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 Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-46791-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51687-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-46792-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 346
  • Number of Illustrations 246 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geochemistry
    Simulation and Modeling
    Geoecology/Natural Processes
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Reviews

“It is a textbook which discusses the theory of geochemical modelling as applied to whole-rock major and trace element data and to radiogenic isotopes … . A starting graduate student in geochemistry would benefit from spending time with this book. It is well produced, the text is clear and the coding sections are printed in a different font for clarity, it is well illustrated with excellent diagrams, some of which are in colour, and each chapter is thoroughly referenced.” (Hugh Rollinson, Elements, elementsmagazine.org, June, 2016)