Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences

Arc Volcano of Japan

Generation of Continental Crust from the Mantle

Authors: Yanagi, Takeru

  • Present the discovery of crystallization differentiation in an open-system chamber, repeatedly supplied with primitive magma from the mantle
  • Describe island arc volcanic rocks which represent a range of magmas formed during the evolution of primitive basaltic magma
  • Explain the growth not only of volcanic arc but also of outer arc, as well as the interrelationships between geophysical and geological configurations of island arcs
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This book presents an analysis of our current knowledge on the origin of the Earth’s continental crust. There are two aspects to consider: tectonic and igneous processes. Tectonic aspects include sedimentary accretion, terrane accretion, and continental collision at continental margins, in association with plate subduction. These processes result in the formation of large mountain belts, the building up of which literally grows the continents. However, these tectonic aspects are concerned with material recycling within the crust, and hence do not contribute to volumetric growth of continental crust. Igneous processes concern separation of continental crust from the mantle and result in the volumetric growth of continental crust. Therefore, the main focus of this book is to systematically examine why and how the Earth’s continental crust forms, by evaluating magmatic processes at island arcs where new continental crust forms.

About the authors

Professor Emeritus at Kyushu University

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Continental Crust and Granitic Plutons

    Yanagi, Takeru

    Pages 1-7

  • Chemical Composition of Continental Crust and the Primitive Mantle

    Yanagi, Takeru

    Pages 9-17

  • Origin of Magmas of the Bowen’s Series

    Yanagi, Takeru

    Pages 19-25

  • Search for the Formation Mechanism of Continental Crust

    Yanagi, Takeru

    Pages 27-43

  • Differentiation Mechanism of Magma at Arc Volcanoes

    Yanagi, Takeru

    Pages 45-58

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-53995-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arc Volcano of Japan
Book Subtitle
Generation of Continental Crust from the Mantle
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Series Volume
136
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-53996-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-53996-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-53995-7
Series ISSN
0930-0317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 123
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