Special Issue "Petrogenesis, Magmatism and Geodynamics of Orogenic Belts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 1700
Interests: magmatism and tectonic evolution in orogenic belt; Paleo-Tethyan orogeny; crust–mantle interaction
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The formation of igneous rocks in orogenic belts is the response to the coupling of the crust–mantle material cycle and geodynamics. These structures represent important probes for revealing the growth mechanism of continental crust and associated deep geodynamic processes. Igneous rocks, generated in different tectonic settings including the opening and closing of oceanic basin, terranes collision and post-collisional extension, usually exhibit different rock assemblages and geochemical compositions, thus making them the key objects for tectonic reconstruction. The fact that magma sources and evolution processes play key roles in their origin is well known, however, how and to what degree do the different magma sources and magmatic evolution processes contribute to the petrological and geochemical diversity of igneous rocks in orogenic belts is debated and remains controversial. Over the past few decades, the scientific community has made a variety of breathroghs in their understanding of magma reservoirs. Unlike the conceptual melt-dominated magma chamber model, numerous geophysical and petrological studies have revealed that magma chambers mostly exist in the form of crystal-rich mush reservoirs. This new model requires us to rethink and study the evolution process and petrogenesis of igneous rocks, especially the mechanism of crust–mantle interaction in crystal mush magma. Hence, Minerals is placing an open call for original research, methods, comprehensive summary and review papers and other types of submissions for a thematic Special Issue entitled “Petrogenesis, Magmatism and the Geodynamics of Orogenic Belts”. We particularly encourage (but are not limited to) contributions of the following issues:
- Magma sources and petrological diversity;
- Magmatic processes in crustal magma reservoir;
- Magmatic tempos in orogenic belts and their implications for crust growth;
- Mafic magmatism in different geodynamic processes;
- Numerical modelling approaches predicting the magmatic evolution and geochemical diversity.
Dr. Fuhao Xiong
Dr. Bin Liu
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- magmatic process
- magmatic reservoir