Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

vEGU21: Monday GMPV highlights

vEGU21: Monday GMPV highlights

Welcome to vEGU21 week 2! If you are a GMPVer, this will be a solid and interesting week of presentations. Each presenter will talk for two minutes, then there will be breakout text chats, and simultaneous live video chats. So be ready to be thinking about 7 things at once…

No idea where to go or what to do? Try out this itinerary (all times in CEST):

After a hearty breakfast of whatever you have in your fridge, take a leisurely stroll (09:00-12:30) through magmatic plumbing systems in GMPV 8.1. This session really has something for ‘everyone’ (used in a very specific sense). Presentations will cover crystal-scale records, economic deposits, magmatic evolution, timescales, geophysics and processes in magma chambers. Then, after a light lunch of whatever else you have in your fridge, take a journey into the upper mantle in GMPV 4.1 (13:30-15:00). This session is a journey all around the world, with studies focusing on mantle rocks from Africa, Oceania, Europe, Antarctica, South America and Asia (we miss you, North America…). If thinking about olivine-rich rocks makes you hungry, take a quick break for a snack of whatever looks edible in the cupboard, then settle back down for a trip back up to the surface, and volcanic degassing, in GMPV 9.2 (15:30-17:00). This will be a deep dive into the methods that can be used to monitor volcanic gases, and what they can tell us. Additionally, these are the talks that are most likely to be accompanied by beautiful photos of active volcanoes… Then, after a long day at the computer, take a moment before heading to the GMPV social event at 19:00. The description claims that cats are somehow hidden in the event**. Come for the cats, stay for the geologists!

**for practice, the header image contains three cats hidden behind some rocks. See if you can find them!

Have fun!

Mike Jollands is an experimental petrologist at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, New York, USA. He studies the diffusion and substitution mechanisms of trace elements, making use of high temperature and pressure equipment to simulate volcanic and mantle conditions.

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