The Thermal Background to Metamorphism I. Simple One-Dimensional Conductive Models

E. G. Nisbet, C. M. R. Fowler

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Simple conductive geotherm calculations provide a useful way of illustrating the thermal constraints on metamorphism in teaching senior undergraduate classes. In this article a variety of one-dimensional problems is examined to show the effects of variation in conductivity, heat production and mantle contribution, and also to show the time needed for a rock column to reequilibrate thermally after erosion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-164
JournalGeoscience Canada
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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