AntVolc

Expert Group on Antarctic Volcanism

Petrology

AntVolc contacts: Kurt Panter (kpanter@bgsu.edu); Adam Martin (A.Martin@gns.cri.nz)

  • Work towards establishing open-access petrological databases including published (& where possible unpublished) petrological and geochemical data for Antarctic rocks, and including intrusive, extrusive and xenolithic materials
  • Better-characterise the volcanism that traverses from oceanic to continental lithosphere (e.g. Hallett Coast area—Adare Trough; Marie Byrd Land—Peter First Island/Mt. Siple). Antarctica can provide unique geochemical data in this respect
  • Consider comparing data from gas monitoring on active magmatic systems and petrological data on magmatic degassing processes (melt inclusions)
  • Bring state-of-the-art analytical techniques to bear on the above items

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