Heat Transfer in Magma in situ

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Science  16 Dec 1983:
Vol. 222, Issue 4629, pp. 1231-1233
DOI: 10.1126/science.222.4629.1231


Heat transfer rates in a basaltic magma were measured under typical magma chamber conditions and a numerical model of the experiment was used to estimate magma viscosity. The results are of value for assessing methods of thermal energy extraction from magma bodies in the upper crust as well as for modeling the evolutionary track of these systems.