[ US /ˈmæɡmə/ ]
[ UK /mˈæɡmɐ/ ]
  1. molten rock in the earth's crust
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How To Use magma In A Sentence

  • Its purpose is to gather sufficient information to answer questions about magma chambers in oceanic crust.
  • The established idea that granitoid magmas ascend through the continental crust as diapirs is being increasingly questioned by igneous and structural geologists.
  • Myles L. Miller, Scott S. Hughes, 2009, Mixing primitive and evolved olivine tholeiite magmas in the Eastern Snake River Plain, Idaho Scientific Articles on Yellowstone
  • But Darwin, happily insomnious with his vision of South America rising on swelling magma, thought this notion of collapsed lakes small thinking. Wired Top Stories
  • PhD opportunity in geophysical / geochemical process modeling of magma emplacement and fluid exsolution: Zurich, Switzerland Science jobs from ETH Zurich: job description Naturejobs - All Jobs
  • Melts form at the highest temperatures and lowest pressures resulting in large volumes of tholeiitic magma that form shield volcanoes such as Mauna Loa.
  • The magmatic fabric of a plutonic rock forms during a relatively short time interval, after ascent and before final crystallization of magma.
  • Subsequent melting of mica pyroxenite may produce potassic magmas as a result of orogenic or extensional, thermal or bark triggers.
  • The age of the Carrock microgranite provides further evidence that both calc-alkaline and tholeiitic magmas were available during Caradoc magmatism in the Lake District.
  • The remaining magma as lava domes and coulees was extruded with some associated subplinian or vulcanian explosive activity.
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