magma chamber


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magma chamber

[′mag·mə ‚chām·bər]
(geology)
A larger reservoir in the crust of the earth that is occupied by a body of magma.
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Caption: Researchers plan to drill deep into the magma chamber below an Icelandic volcano
1 million years ago, the area that is now Yellowstone moved over this magma chamber and was rocked by a massive volcanic eruption.
Caption: A major earthquake in Japan was cut short by the magma chamber inside the Mount Aso volcano, new research suggests.
Fast-forward to today and you just released Magma Chamber, your eighth solo album.
Volcanic products can be used to reconstruct magma chamber processes and are generally studied geochemically and texturally.
When that magma can't find a direct route to the surface, it pools underground, forming a magma chamber.
The poikilocrystals most likely formed in a deeper and hotter setting, in a deep magma chamber, whereas the matrix amphiboles probably formed within a shallow magma chamber under the conditions of the final emplacement of the magma, and these amphiboles therefore record the depth and temperature of emplacement.
We want to experience what the magma chamber looks like and see the lava layers forming the roof of the cave.
A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in the surface or crust of the Earth or a planetary mass object, which allows hot lava, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber below the surface.
Kent and UC-Davis colleague Kari Cooper, also a co-author on the Nature article, set out to find if they could determine how long Mount Hood's magma chamber has been there, and in what condition.
Because of the sheer size of a super-volcano's magma chamber, which can be several kilometers thick and 100 kilometers wide, scientists had long known that an eruption couldn't be triggered solely by ''magma recharge'' - an injection of magma - causing overpressurization of the chamber, as regularly occurs in smaller volcanoes.