What can inclusions tell us?

Session ID#: 26222

Session Description:
Crystal, melt, and fluid inclusions preserve a record of the P-T-X conditions of the geologic environment at the time of entrapment. Inclusions thus provide fundamental constraints on variables that control the physical and chemical evolution of the Earth, from the deep interior to the shallow crust. While pristine inclusions provide unique snapshots of geologic events, recent advances in analytical and computational techniques now allow non-pristine inclusions to also be used to quantify processes. These modified inclusions specifically offer opportunities to calculate timescales of diffusive equilibration or characterize crystal defects in the host phase. In this all-inclusive inclusion session, we seek submissions that investigate the geologic significance of crystal, melt, and fluid inclusions using high-resolution analytical techniques (Raman, FTIR, and mass spectrometry), experiments, and modeling.
Primary Convener:  Kristina J Walowski, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, United States
Convener:  Kenneth Befus, Baylor University, Waco, TX, United States

  • DI - Study of the Earth's Deep Interior
  • MR - Mineral and Rock Physics

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Maxim Gavrilenko, University of Nevada Reno, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, Reno, NV, United States, Mike Krawczynski, Washington University in St Louis, St. Louis, MO, United States and Philipp Ruprecht, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States; University of Nevada Reno, Geological Sciences & Engineering, Reno, NV, United States
Joshua John Ehlich1, Mark Robert Frank1 and Robert J Bodnar2, (1)Northern Illinois University, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, DeKalb, IL, United States, (2)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Geosciences, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Helena Albert1, Fidel Costa Rodriguez1, Jason S Herrin2, Andrea Di Muro3 and Nicole Metrich4, (1)Earth Observatory of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, (2)Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore, (3)IPGP, Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise, Bourg Murat, France, (4)Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris Cedex 05, France
Jenna Adams, Frank J Spera, Matthew G Jackson and Jason Schmidt, University of California Santa Barbara, Earth Science, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Kurt Roggensack1, Chelsea M Allison2 and Amanda B Clarke1, (1)Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Eleanor S Jennings1, Sally A Gibson2, John Maclennan2 and Jussi S Heinonen3, (1)Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany, (2)University of Cambridge, Earth Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (3)University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Daniel J. Rasmussen, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Palisades, NY, United States and Terry A Plank, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Scott Allan Eckley, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States and Richard A Ketcham, Univ Texas-Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Chelsea M Allison, Kurt Roggensack and Amanda B Clarke, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Matthew A Coble and Thomas R Benson, Stanford University, Geological Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States
Sofia Marah Pascual Frias1, Ryohei Takahashi1, Akira Imai1 and Nigel Blamey2, (1)Akita University, Akita, Japan, (2)Western University, Department of Earth Sciences, London, ON, Canada
Miguel Cisneros, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States and Kyle Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States