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MELTS Home Page
MELTS is a software package for modeling crystallization of magmatic systems. The MELTS home page provides acess to three types of modeling tools. The software can be used to calculate phase equilibria or to compute thermodynamic properties of mineral solid solutions. For most applications the user enters mineral composition, temperature and pressure. The web site features demo software, downloadable software, an on-line user's guide and many helpful tips for use of the software.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Tools:
    • Software
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
Netscape must be used to run the Java Applets. They will not run with Internet Explorer. All the software needed to run the programs is available free from the site.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1994-2002, University of Washington, including all photographs and images unless otherwise noted.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-338
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Mark Ghiorso
University of Washington, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences