Editorial: Volumes, timescales, and frequency of magmatic processes in the Earth's lithosphere

Mattia Pistone, Benoît Taisne, Katherine J. Dobson

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Heat, mass, and fluid transfer processes related to the formation and growth of the continental crust along convergent and divergent plate boundaries, and the formation, modification, and recycling of the continental crust are key research themes in the solid Earth Science community. Establishing the link between magma generation, transport, emplacement, and eruption can therefore significantly improve our understanding of crust-forming processes associated with plate tectonics, and, particularly, help determining the architecture, and composition of the Earth's lithosphere.
Original languageEnglish
Article number118
Number of pages4
JournalFrontiers in Earth Science
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2020


  • Earth's lithosphere
  • frequency
  • magmatic processes
  • timescales
  • volumes

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