Civetta, Lucia and D'Antonio, Massimo and Gasparini, Paolo (2006) Thermal model of the Vesuvius magma chamber. [Pubblicazione in rivista scientifica]

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Item Type: Pubblicazione in rivista scientifica
Language: English
Title: Thermal model of the Vesuvius magma chamber
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Civetta, LuciaUNSPECIFIED
D'Antonio, MassimoUNSPECIFIED
Gasparini, PaoloUNSPECIFIED
Autor/s: DE LORENZO S.; DI RENZO V.; CIVETTA L.; M. D'ANTONIO; GASPARINI P.
Date: 2006
Number of Pages: 0
Department: Scienze fisiche
Identification Number: 10.1029/2006GL026587, 2006
Journal or Publication Title: GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
Publisher: American Geophysical Union:2000 Florida Avenue Northwest:Washington, DC 20009:(800)966-2481, (202)462-6900, EMAIL: service@agu.org, INTERNET: http://www.agu.org, Fax: (202)328-0566
Date: 2006
Volume: 33
Number: L17302
Page Range: pp. 1-5
Number of Pages: 0
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vesuvius, Thermal model, Magma chamber
Identification Number: 10.1029/2006GL026587, 2006
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 08:01
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 19:42
URI: http://www.fedoa.unina.it/id/eprint/6538

Abstract

A thermal modeling of the Vesuvius is presented, based on its magmatic and volcanic history. A 2D numerical scheme has been developed to evaluate the heat transfer inside and around a magma body, the latent heat of crystallization and the inputs of magma from the asthenosphere to a crustal reservoir. Assuming a ratio >1 between velocities of magma ascending in the conduit and magma laterally displaced in the reservoir, the results indicate that, after 40 ka, the reservoir is vertically thermally zoned. As a consequence it hosts magma batches that can individually differentiate, mix and be contaminated by the crust, and produce the spectrum of isotopic compositions of the Vesuvian products. The thermal model reproduces the geothermal gradient and the brittle-ductile transition (250–300°C) at 6 km of depth (the maximum depth of earthquake foci) only after 0.5–1 Ma, implying a long lived magma chamber below the volcano.

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