Publication details for Professor Yaoling NiuNiu, 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.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0098-3004
- DOI: 10.1016/0098-3004(91)90039-g
- Further publication details on publisher web site
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.