Error estimation and empirical geothermobarometry for pelitic systems.

K. V. Hodges, P. D. Crowley

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Empirical calibration of net-transfer and exchange equilibria as geological thermobarometers involves the use of input parameters, such as independent estimates of P and T, which can have large uncertainties. A calibration method is presented which propagates these uncertainties into uncertainties in reaction enthalpy and entropy. The results offer a means of testing the relative precision of various empirical and experimental thermobarometers. -J.A.Z.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)702-709
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Mineralogist
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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