experimental petrology

experimental petrology

[ik‚sper·ə′ment·əl pə′träl·ə·jē]
(petrology)
A branch of petrology in which phenomena that occur during petrological processes are reproduced and studied in the laboratory.
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Then, following standard methods of experimental petrology, she dried it in an oven to remove water that would contaminate her results.
Sarafian knew that both the experimental petrology and the magnetotelluric results had to be correct.
He also includes discussion of experimental petrology and concepts of physical volcanology.
Gardner, a faculty member of the UAF Department of Geology and Geophysics since 1998, focuses on experimental petrology, in which volcanologists explore magma processes by recreating volcanic eruptions in small pressure vessels.

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