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New model suggests volcanoes fed by ‘mush’ reservoirs not molten magma chambers

New model suggests volcanoes fed by ‘mush’ reservoirs not molten magma chambers Volcanoes are not fed by molten magma formed in large chambers, finds a new study, overturning classic ideas about volcanic eruptions. Instead, the study suggests that volcanoes are fed by so-called ‘mush reservoirs’ – areas of mostly solid crystals with magma in the small spaces between the crystals. Our understanding of volcanic processes, including those leading to the largest eruptions, has been based on magma being stored in…

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