Dean C. Presnall
B.S., Geology and Mineralogy, Pennsylvania State University, 1957
M.S., Geology, California Institute of Technology, 1959
Ph.D., Geochemistry, Pennsylvania State University, 1963
Experimental igneous petrology, magmatic evolution of Earth.
Presnall, D. C. (1964) Deduction of liquid crystallization paths in a five-component oxide system containing iron, Carnegie Institution of Washington Yearbook 63, 133-135.
Presnall, D. C. (1967) Compressibility isotherms of hydrogen at 200° and 300°C and pressures up to 1800 atmospheres, Carnegie Institution of Washington Yearbook 65, 415-418.
Presnall, D. C. (1968) P-V-T measurements on hydrogen up to 600°C and 1800 atmospheres, Carnegie Institution of Washington Yearbook 66, 539-541.
Presnall, D. C. (1969) Pressure-volume-temperature measurements on hydrogen from 200 to 600°C and up and to 1800 atmospheres, J. Geophys. Res., 74, 6026-6033.
Presnall, D. C. (1971) Compressibility measurements of gases using externally heated pressure vessels, in G. C. Ulmer (ed.), Research Techniques for High Pressure and High Temperature, Chapter 9, 259-279, Springer-Verlag, Inc., New York.
Presnall, D. C. and P. C. Bateman (1973) Fusion relations in the system NaA1Si308-CaAl2Si208-KAlSi308-H20 and generation of granitic magmas in the Sierra Nevada Batholith, Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., 84, 3181-3202.
Presnall, D. C., S. A. Dixon, J. R. Dixon, T. H. O'Donnell, N. L. Brenner, R. L. Schrock and D. W. Dycus (1978) Liquidus phase relations on the join diopside-forsterite-anorthite from 1 atm to 20 kbar; their bearing on the generation and crystallization of basaltic magma, Contr. Mineral. Petrol., 66, 203-220.
Presnall, D. C., B. O. Mysen and I. Kushiro (1978) Correction to the paper "Compositional variations of coexisting phases with degree of melting of peridotite in the upper mantle" by B. O. Mysen and I. Kushiro, Amer. Mineral., 63, 597.
Presnall, D. C. (1979) Fractional crystallization and partial fusion, in H. S. Yoder, Jr. (ed.), The Evolution of the Igneous Rocks, Fiftieth Anniversary Perspectives, Princeton University Press, 59-75.
O'Donnell, T. H. and D. C. Presnall (1980) Chemical variations of the glass and mineral phases in basalts dredged from 25° - 30°N along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Amer. Jour. Sci., Jackson Vol. 280-A, 845-868.
Wyllie, P.J.,C. H. Donaldson, A. J. Irving, S. E. Kesson, R. B. Merrill, D. C. Presnall, E.M. Stolper, T. M. Usselman and D. Walker (1982) Experimental petrology of basalts and their source rocks, Chapter 3 of Basaltic Volcanism on the Terrestrial Planets, Pergamon Press, New York.
Presnall, D. C. (1982) Comments on "MORB - a mohole misbegotten?" by M. J. O'Hara, Trans. Am. Geoph. Union, 63, 1210.
Presnall, D. C. and J. D. Hoover (1987) High pressure phase equilibrium constraints on the origin of mid-ocean ridge basalts, Geochem. Soc., Spec. Paper No. 1, 75-89.
Liu, T.-C. and D. C. Presnall (1990) Liquidus phase relationships on the join anorthite-forsterite-quartz at 20 kbar with applications to basalt petrogen84,Sen,Pres,AnFoQesis and igneous sapphirine, Contr. Mineral. Petrol., 104, 735-742.
Presnall, D. C. and T. Gasparik (1990) Melting of enstatite from 10 to 16.5 GPa and the forsterite-majorite eutectic at 16.5 GPa: Implications for the origin of the mantle, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 15,771-15, 777.
Presnall, D. C. (1995) Phase diagrams of Earth-forming minerals, in Ahrens, T. J. (ed.) Handbook of Physical Constants, Mineral Physics and Crystallography, Am. Geophys. Union, Washington, D.C.
Walter, M. J., T. W. Sisson and D. C. Presnall (1995) A mass proportion method for calculating melting reactions and application to melting of model upper mantle lherzolite, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 135, 77-90.
Gudfinnsson, G. H. and Presnall, D. C. (1996) Melting relations of model lherzolite in the system CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 at 2.4-3.4 GPa and the generation of komatiites, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 27,701-27,709.
Milholland, C. S. and Presnall, D. C. (1998) Liquidus phase relations in the CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 system at 3.0 GPa: The aluminous pyroxene thermal divide and high pressure fractionation of picritic and komatiitic magmas, J. Petrology, 39, 3-27.
Presnall, D. C., Weng, Y.-H., Milholland, C. S. and Walter, M. J. (1998) Liquidus phase relations in the system MgO-MgSiO3 at pressures up to 25 GPa — Constraints on crystallization of a molten Hadean mantle, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 107, 83-95.
Dalton, J. A. and Presnall, D. C. (1998) The continuum of primary carbonatitic-kimberlitic melt compositions in equilibrium with lherzolite: Data from the system CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-CO2 at 6 GPa, J. Petrology, 39, 1953-1964.
Presnall, D. C. (1999) Effect of pressure on the fractional crystallization of basaltic magma, In Fei, Y., Bertka, C. B., and Mysen, B. O. (eds.) Mantle Petrology: Field Observations and High-Pressure Experimentation, Special Pub. 6, Geochem. Soc., 209-224, Houston.
Liu, T.-C., and Presnall, D. C. (2000) Liquidus phase relations in the system CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 at 2.0 GPa: Applications to basalt fractionation, eclogites, and igneous sapphirine, J. Petrol., 41, 3-20.
Presnall, D. C., and Gudfinnsson, G. H. (2005) Carbonatitic melts in the oceanic low-velocity zone and deep mantle, in Foulger, G. H., Natland, J. H., Presnall, D. C., and Anderson, D. L., Plates, Plumes & Paradigms, Geol. Soc. Am. Spec. Paper 388.
Gudfinnsson, G. H., and Presnall, D. C. (2005) Continuous gradations among primary kimberlitic, carbonatitic, melilitic, basaltic, picritic, and komatiitic melts in equilibrium with garnet lherzolite at 3-8 GPa, J. Petrol., doi: 10.1093 (advanced access).
Keshav, S., Sen, G. H., and Presnall, D. C. (2007) Garnet-bearing xenoliths from Salt Lake Crater, Oahu, Hawaii: High-pressure fractional crystallization in the oceanic mantle., J. Petrol., 48, 1681-1724.
Presnall, D. C. and Gudfinnsson, G. H. (2008) Origin of the oceanic lithosphere, J. Petrol., 72, 615-632.
Keshav, S., Gudfinnsson, G. H., and Presnall, D. C. (submitted) Widespread carbonatitic melts at depths of 400-600 km in the Earth, Nature.
Presnall, D. C., and Gudfinnsson, G. H., Fracture-induced oceanic volcanism without mantle plumes, in prep.
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