Geosciences: Melt Rises to Earth's Surface Up to 25 Times Faster Than Previously Assumed
Added: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 00:00:00 UTC
Thanks to rod-the-farmer for the link.
ScienceDaily (Jan. 4, 2010) — Scientists have successfully determined the permeability of the asthenosphere in the Earth's upper mantle and thus the rate at which melt rises to the Earth's surface: it flows up to 25 times faster than previously assumed. Thermo-mechanical and geochemical models on melt flows in volcanoes now have to be reconsidered.
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