Experimental Constraints on Melt Generation in the Mantle Wedge

  1. John Eiler
  1. Glenn A. Gaetani1 and
  2. Timothy L. Grove2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/138GM07

Inside the Subduction Factory

Inside the Subduction Factory

How to Cite

Gaetani, G. A. and Grove, T. L. (2004) Experimental Constraints on Melt Generation in the Mantle Wedge, in Inside the Subduction Factory (ed J. Eiler), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/138GM07

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909974

Online ISBN: 9781118668573



  • Subduction zones


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Dissolution and Speciation of H20 in Silicate Melts

  • Phase Equilibria of Hydrous Peridotite Partial Melting

  • Segregation of Hydrous Partial Melt from Mantle Peridotite

  • Effect of H20 on Melt Productivity

  • Constraints on Mantle Melting Derived from Primitive ARC Lavas

  • Melting Processes in the Sub-Arc Mantle Wedge

  • Conclusions