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Volcanology of the acidic magmatism in the Paraná Magmatic Province: integration of field data and physical experiments

Grant number: 14/11573-4
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: August 07, 2014 - October 06, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Principal Investigator:Valdecir de Assis Janasi
Grantee:Valdecir de Assis Janasi
Visiting researcher: Daniele Giordano
Visiting researcher institution: Università degli Studi di Torino (UNITO), Italy
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IGC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/06082-6 - The Paraná-Etendeka magmatic province in Brazil: temporal and petrologic relationships between the tholeiitic and alkaline magmatism and geodynamic implications, AP.TEM


The visit will aim to initiate collaborative work planned in the thematic project for the study of the physical properties of acid volcanic rocks and the magmas that originated them, and their implications for eruptive processes and volcanology of the Paraná-Etendekda Magmatic Province in Brazil. Activities include: (1) laboratory work, in which the visitor will assist in the implementation of techniques for melting and crystallization of volcanic rocks in the Laboratory of Experimental Petrology and also in developing routines for analysis of H2O in the newly deployed infrared Fourier transform spectrometer (FTIR), both linked to the Geoanalítica Core Facility, Institute of Geosciences USP; (2) Field work for recognition of geological features (stratigraphy, structures) of acid volcanism in Paraná Magmatic Province - Etendeka in southern Brazil, discussions about its volcanology, and sampling; (3) Participation in the workshop of the Thematic Project, which will occur at the end of field work, in which the researcher will present a lecture, and will interact with researchers in the group discussing the results already obtained and planning the future activities of characterization of physical properties of volcanic rocks and their implications for volcanology; (4) Participation in academic activities, through theoretical and practical classes in discipline" Acid Magmatism and Crustal Evolution Processes"; (5) writing of collaborative research projects aimed at obtaining funding for the visit of Brazilian students to the University of Munich (Germany) and Turin (Italy) laboratories, as well as the visit to Brazil for field work and sampling of the students, supervised by Daniele Giordano at the University of Turin. (AU)