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Thermobarometry
This site hosts a computer application for thermobarometry. The program calculates pressures and temperatures for garnet, cordierite, spinel, sillimanite/kyanite, quartz anhydrous or hydrous pelitic assemblages. The user enters cation values for each mineral, and the model generates pressure vs. temperature graphs or data tables of the calculated isopleths. The program is derived from the shareware NICHOLS program, which is available in either Macintosh or PC friendly formats.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Tools:
    • Software
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright by Macquarie University. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-337
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Sean Noble
No institutional affiliation is known