Advanced Petrology 621C (metamorphic)

An in-depth look at modern issues and techniques in igneous and metamorphic processes.  Specifically designed to bridge the gap between igneous and metamorphic processes, and to link the two through a dynamic understanding of how igneous rocks form via metamorphism.  The class will utilize cutting-edge petrologic techniques to discuss some of the classic issues in petrology.

Forward Petrologic model looking at the distribution of peritectic phases in partially melted Chipman dikes (hbl-dehydration). Here we can integrate melt composition with our understanding of partition coeffecients to asses how different geothermal gradients would result in varying trace element signatures in plutonic rocks.