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

Part of the series Springer Geochemistry pp 85-92


Forward Modelling in R

  • 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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This chapter contains five solved exercises on forward modelling of the behaviour of major elements using R (see Chap. 6 for principles). These include: fractional crystallization of a single mineral and of a more complex cumulate assemblage, partial melting of a mantle peridotite and origin of basaltic magmas, and calculation of a bulk rock composition given the proportions and chemistries of its constituent minerals.