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

Part of the series Springer Geochemistry pp 181-189

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Choosing an Appropriate Model

  • Vojtěch JanoušekAffiliated withCzech Geological Survey Email author 
  • , Jean-François MoyenAffiliated withUniversité Jean-Monnet
  • , Hervé MartinAffiliated withUniversité Blaise-Pascal
  • , Vojtěch ErbanAffiliated withCzech Geological Survey
  • , Colin FarrowAffiliated with

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Abstract

This chapter presents a range of geological and petrological evidence that can be used to decide on the process shaping the geochemistry of a rock suite. In turn, we discuss the evidence for crystallization, melting and mixing (and assimilation), and we show which of the laws discussed in Chaps. 6 and 11 are more appropriate for each situation.