Arc Volcanism

✦ Wizard Island in Crater Lake, Oregon, field work 2011. (photo: Steve Shirey)

Arc volcanism, the product of plate subduction in the oceans at island arcs and on the continents at continental margins, is a prime place on Earth where crust differentiates into more silicic compositions and is added to continental margins. It is a natural laboratory for the study of volcanic processes.

Relevant Publications

Ankney, M. E., Shirey, S. B., Hart, G. L., Bacon, C. R., & Johnson, C. M. (2016). Os and U–Th isotope signatures of arc magmatism near Mount Mazama, Crater Lake, Oregon. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 437 IS -, 25–34.

Bybee, G.M., Ashwal, L.D., Shirey, S.B., Horan, M., Mock, T., and Andersen, T.B. (2014) Pyroxene megacrysts in Proterozoic anorthosites: Implications for tectonic setting, magma source and magmatic processes at the Moho: Earth And Planetary Science Letters, v. 389, 74–85.

Brandon, A.D., Becker, H., Carlson, R.W., and Shirey, S.B., 1999, Isotopic constraints on time scales and mechanisms of slab material transport in the mantle wedge: evidence from the Simcoe mantle xenoliths, Washington, USA: Chemical Geology, v. 160, p. 387-407.

Brandon, A.D., Creaser, R.A., Shirey, S.B., and Carlson, R.W., 1996, Osmium recycling in subduction zones: Science, v. 272, p. 861-864.