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Low-Velocity Zone of the Earth's Mantle: Incipient Melting Caused by Water

Lambert, Ian B. and Wyllie, Peter J. (1970) Low-Velocity Zone of the Earth's Mantle: Incipient Melting Caused by Water. Science, 169 (3947). pp. 764-766. ISSN 0036-8075. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20160129-122826913

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Abstract

Experimental phase diagrams for the systems gabbro-water and peridotite-water indicate that, if there is any water in the upper mantle, then traces of hydrous interstitial silicate magma will be produced at depths corresponding to the beginning of the low-velocity zone. This explanation for the zone is more satisfactory than others proposed.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.169.3947.764DOIArticle
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Additional Information:© 1970 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 7 May 1970. Supported by NSF grants GA-1289 and GA-15718.
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Issue or Number:3947
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Official Citation:Low-Velocity Zone of the Earth's Mantle: Incipient Melting Caused by Water By Ian B. Lambert, Peter J. Wyllie Science21 Aug 1970 : 764-766
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