Prof Richard White

Prof Richard White
Professor


 

The primary motivation of my research is to further understand the metamorphic processes that operate in the continental crust and the role these processes play in crustal evolution during orogenesis. I have approached this by developing the thermodynamic models needed to investigate these processes and by applying the models to better understand how the processes impact the rock record. My research involves integrating information from field work, petrology, geochemistry, geochronology and thermodynamic modelling to address problems in metamorphic geology.

I additionally manage the THERMOCALC website

http://www.metamorph.geo.uni-mainz.de/thermocalc/

source: symbiosis

 

Recent publications


20  (of 20 published available) for rww3. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
Please click title of any item for full details.

2018 (16/1)
Tectonophysics
vol.723 pp.242-260
(Article)
Coupled petrological-geodynamical modeling of a compositionally heterogeneous mantle plume
Lisa Rummel, Boris J.P. Kaus, Richard William White, Dieter F. Mertz, Jianfeng Yang, Tobias S. Baumann 
Keywords: Coupled numerical models, Phase diagrams, Magma chemistry, Plume
2018 (8)
Journal of Metamorphic Geology
vol.36 pp.799-819
(Article)
2018 (5)
Journal of Metamorphic Geology
vol.36 pp.419-438
(Article)

Journal of Metamorphic Geology
vol.Early View 
(Article)
2017 (2)
Journal of Metamorphic Geology
vol.35 pp.181-195
(Article)
2017 (1/6)
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
vol.467 pp.108-119
(Article)
2016 (12)
Journal of Metamorphic Geology
vol.34 pp.845-869
(Article)
Activity-composition relations for the calculation of partial melting equilibria in metabasic rocks
E. C. R. Green, Richard William White, J. F. A. Diener, R. Powell, T. J. B. Holland, R. M. Palin 
Keywords: Amphibolite, Calibration, Granulite, Holland & Powell dataset, Pseudosection
2016 (1)
Nature Geoscience
vol.9 pp.60-64
(Article)
2016 (12)
Journal of Metamorphic Geology
vol.34 pp.871-892
(Article)
High-grade metamorphism and partial melting of basic and intermediate rocks
R. M. Palin, Richard William White, E. C. R. Green, J. F. A. Diener, R. Powell, T. J. B. Holland 
Keywords: basic, intermediate, lower continental crust, partial melting, THERMOCALC
2016 (5)
Geology
vol.44 pp.343-346
(Article)
2016 (12)
Precambrian Research
vol.287 pp.73-90
(Article)
2016 (9)
Precambrian Research
vol.283 pp.89-105
(Article)

Contact Details:

Prof Richard White
Irvine Building
University of St Andrews
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Fife
UK

tel: 4944
fax:
room: 415
email: rww3@st-andrews.ac.uk

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