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Othmar Müntener

Prof. Othmar Müntener
Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTE)
Université de Lausanne
Mouline - Géopolis
CH-1015 Lausanne

Phone: +41 (0) 21 692 43 47
Phone2: +41 (0) 21 692 43 06
Fax: +41 (0) 21 692 43 05
E-mail: othmar.muntener(at)
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Key Publications of Othmar Müntener (up to ten) :
Müntener, O., Ulmer, P. (2006) Experimentally derived high-pressure cumulates from hydrous arc magmas and consequences for the seismic velocity structure of lower arc crust, Geophysical Research Letters, doi 2006GL02762

Alonso-Pérez, R., Müntener, O., Ulmer, P., (2009): Igneous garnet and amphibole fractionation in the roots of island arcs: experimental constraints on andesitic liquids, Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 157, 541-558, doi 10.1007/s00410-008-0351-8

Müntener, O., Pettke, T., Desmurs, L., Meier, M., Schaltegger, U. (2004): Refertilization of mantle peridotite in Embryonic Ocean Basins: Trace element and Nd-isotopic evidence and implications for crust-mantle relationships. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 221, 93-108

Müntener, O., Piccardo G.B. (2003) Melt migration in ophiolites: the message from Alpine-Apennine peridotites and implications for embryonic ocean basins. in: Y. Dilek and P.T. Robinson, eds., Ophiolites in Earth history, Geological Society of London Special Publications, 218, 69-89

Müntener O, Kelemen, P.B., Grove, T.L. (2001): The role of H2O on the crystallization of primitive arc magmas at uppermost mantle conditions and genesis of igneous pyroxenites: An experimental study, Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 141, 643-658

Expertise of Othmar Müntener:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Topic LithosphereLithosphere
Geochemical Processes
Magmatic Rocks: Formation, Metamorphism
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleContinental
Time FramePast
Recent / Today
Time Scale100 kyr
Billenial (Mio yrs)
MethodsData Collection
Data Analysis
Literature Study

Specialties of Othmar Müntener:
Igneous petrology, geochemistry

Last update: 2/19/16
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