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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences


Publication details for Professor Yaoling Niu

Niu, Yaoling & Batiza, R. (1991). DENSCAL: A program for calculating the densities of sili­cate melts and minerals as a function of temperature, pressure, and composition in magma generation enviroment. Computers and Geoscience 17(5): 679-687.

Author(s) from Durham


A computer program is presented based on a new up-to-date compilation of mineral and melt densities, compressibilities, and thermal expansivities, which can be used to calculate in-situ densities of solid assemblages of minerals and basaltic melts. This program is useful for quantitatively assessing buoyancy forces of melts, solids, and solid-liquid mixtures in the upper mantle.