Claire Bucholz

  • Overview speaker
  • Caltech

I investigate a variety of petrologic problems pertaining to the formation of the continental crust, arc magmatism, and temporal variations in the chemistry and character of igneous rocks. My general approach to geologic questions begins with detailed field studies that are complimented by several techniques, including geochemistry, geochronology, and modeling.

Claire Bucholz’ keynote (two parts):



  • Theme 2: Genesis of granitic magmas: Competing models, competing processes

    This theme is about the processes that lead to the formation of granitic (s.l.) magmas, and in particular aims at discussing the various pathways that may lead to them: melting, fractionation, mixing etc. This is the right place to tackle the old issue of the respective roles of mantle and crust. Information can be gained from a range of sources from experiments, models, geochemical data and more.