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Hi Was wondering if someone can explain the processes involved when water is added the mantle above a subducting plate. The resulting magma is less dense and therefore rises to the surface, but also the water reduces the rocks melting point. How does that work? What equations could I use to help me figure it out how the temperatures pressures and volumes tie in together, if any? Thanks to anyone for their help! Nuala
Re: Effect on melting temperature of mantle upon addition of water
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