Forward Modelling in R

Part of the Springer Geochemistry book series (SPRIGEO)


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.


Fractional Crystallization Forward Modelling SiO2 Al2O3 Parental Magma Mantle Peridotite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Czech Geological SurveyPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Université Jean-MonnetSaint-EtienneFrance
  3. 3.Université Blaise-PascalClermont-FerrandFrance
  4. 4.GlasgowScotland

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