Spiegelman Hosts 2006 CIG Magma Migration Conference
Mantle melting and melt transport are fundamental processes that are essential for understanding the dynamics of plate boundaries as well as the geochemical evolution of the planet. Computationally, these problems are quite challenging and involve the addition of new physics and multiple temporal/spatial scales to mantle convection and tectonic deformation models.
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss current progress and future goals for understanding and modeling magmatic processes in the Earth. In particular, we wanted to discuss opportunities for new software development afforded by CIG that would enable researchers to explore new science and better integrate theory with observations.