Propagation of magma-filled cracks

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This review begins by highlighting the observations of ancient and modern dikes that lay the groundwork for current modeling. The emphasis then shifts to the dominant physical processes involved - host rock fracture and deformation (elastic and inelastic), magma flow, and heat transfer. This review attempts to provide a framework for thinking about important but poorly understood processes such as dike initiation, the role of dike propagation in the ascent of granitic magmas, and earthquakes accompanying magma transport. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-336
Number of pages50
JournalAnnual Review of Earth & Planetary Sciences
StatePublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science


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