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Progress in the Application of Gas Geochemistry to Geothermal, Tectonic and Magmatic Studies

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  • Yunpeng Wang
  • David R. Hilton
  • Zheng Zhou
  • Guodong Zheng
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/10/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Chemical Geology
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)1-3
Early online date1/09/17
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Gas geochemistry and their associated isotope systematics are developing into powerful tools to understand geological/environmental processes and affirm source origins of geo-fluids. In addition to the traditional noble gas indicators, such as He and Ar, other major and trace gases, including CO2, N2, H2, CH4, CO, Ne, Kr and Xe – abundances and isotopes - have shown considerable application in many fields of the Earth and Environmental Sciences. For example, key constraints on geochemical processes including the degassing history of the solid Earth to form the atmosphere and oceans, the origin and migration characteristics of natural gas, the scale of climate variability, the P-T characteristics of both subaerial and deep water geothermal reservoirs, and the dynamics of the earthquake cycle, are only a few areas where gas geochemistry has been successfully exploited. Following the ‘Frontiers in Gas Geochemistry’ Special Issue in this journal (2013), this volume will reflect this diversity in scope and application of gas geochemistry, focusing on geothermal, tectonic and magmatic studies amenable to the gas geochemistry approach.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Chemical Geology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Chemical Geology, 469, 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.08.026