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Magmatische Geochemie und Petrologie

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Christoph Beier



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  • Geochemie und Petrologie magmatischer Gesteine
  • Schmelzgenese in Subduktionszonen
  • Schmelzentstehung unter Ozeaninseln
  • Der Einfluß von Subduktionszonenkomponenten auf die Schmelzbildung im "Back-arc spreading centre"
  • Die Eruption von Magmen entlang der Mittelozeanischen Rücken
  • Die Entstehung ozeanischer Plateaus am Beispiel der Azoren
  • Schmelzprozesse und Mantelquellen unter langsam spreizenden Rücken
  • Schmelzbildung in Alkalinkomplexen

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  • Beier, C., Haase, K.M., Brandl, P.A., Krumm, S.H. (2017) Primitive andesites from the Taupo volcanic Zone formed by magma mixing. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 172, 33, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1007/s00410-017-1354-0
  • Reagan, M., Turner, S., Handley, H., Turner, M., Beier, C., Caulfield, J. & Peate, D. (2017). 210Pb-226Ra disequilibria in young gas-laden magmas. Scientific Reports 7, 45186.
  • Haase, K. M., Beier, C., Regelous, M., Rapprich, V. & Renno, A. (2017). Spatial variability of source composition and petrogenesis in rift and rift flank alkaline lavas from the Eger Rift, Central Europe. Chemical Geology.
  • Sun, Y., Wiedenbeck, M., Joachimski, M. M., Beier, C., Kemner, F. & Weinzierl, C. (2016). Chemical and oxygen isotope composition of gem-quality apatites: Implications for oxygen isotope reference materials for secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS). Chemical Geology 440, 164-178.
  • Hübscher, C., Beier, C., Al-Hseinat, M., Batista, L., Blum, M., Bobsin, M., Bülow, J., Frahm, L., Grob, H., Hildenbrandt, A., Kalvelage, C., Kammann, J., Knevels, K., Levanos, I., Nomikou, P., Reichel, H., Petry, F., Spickermann, D., Stackemann, F., Stratmann, S., Terrinha, P., Vögele, M., Winter, S., Schaaf, T., Schleifer, B., Stelzner, M., Spitzy, A., Weinzierl, C. & Weiß, B. J. (2016). Azores Plateau – Cruise No. M113/1 – December 29, 2014 – January 22, 2015 – Ponta Delgada (Portugal) – Ponta Delgada (Portugal). .  METEOR-Berichte: DFG-Senatskommission für Ozeanographie, 31.
  • Haase, K. M., Freund, S., Beier, C., Koepke, J., Erdmann, M. & Hauff, F. (2016). Constraints on the magmatic evolution of the oceanic crust from plagiogranite intrusions in the Oman ophiolite. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 171, 1-16.
  • Brandl, P. A., Regelous, M., Beier, C., O'Neill, H. S. C., Nebel, O. & Haase, K. M. (2016). The timescales of magma evolution at mid-ocean ridges. Lithos 240–243, 49-68.
  • McGee, L.E., Millet, M.A., Beier, C.,Smith, I.E.M., Lindsay, J.;. (2015): Mantle heterogeneity controls on small-volume basaltic volcansim. Geology, 43, 551-554, doi:Opens external link in new window10.1130/g36590.1 



  • Beier, C., Bach, W., Turner, S., Niedermeier, D., Woodhead, J., Erzinger, J., Krumm, S. (2015) Origin of silicic magmas at spreading centres - an example from the South East Rift, Manus Basin. Journal of Petroloy, 56, 255-272, doi:Opens external link in new window10.1093/petrology/egu077
  • Beier, C., Haase, K.M., Abouchami, W. (2015). Geochemical and geochronological constraints on the evolution of the Azores Plateau, in Neal, C.R., Sager, W., Erba, W., Sano, T., eds., The Origin, Evolution, and Environmental Impact of Oceanic Large Igneous Provinces. Geological Society of America Special Paper 511, 2755, doi:Opens external link in new window10.1130/2015.2511(02)
  • Regelous, M., Haase, K.M., Freund, S., Keith, M., Weinzierl, C., Beier, C., Brandl, P.A., Endres, T., Schmidt, H. (2014): Constraints on the origin of the Troodos Ophiolite from trace elements in volcanic glass. Chemical Geology, 386, 66-79, doi:  Opens external link in new window10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.08.006
  • Prytulak, J., Avanzinelli, R., Kietsier, G., Kreissig, K., Beier, C., Elliott, T. (2014). Melting versus contamination effects on 238U-230Th-226Ra and 235U-231Pa disequilibria in lavas from São Miguel, Azores. Chemical Geology, 381, 94-109, doi:Opens external link in new window10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.04.030
  • Vanderkluysen, L., Mahoney, J.J., Koopers A.A.P., Beier, C., Regelous M., Gee, J.S., Lonsdale, P.F. (2014). Louisville Seamount Chain: Petrogenetic processes and geochemical evolution of the mantle source. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(6), 2380-2400, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1002/2014GC005288
  • Nichols, A.R.L., Beier, C., Brandl, P.A., Buchs, D. and Krumm, S.H. (2014). Geochemistry of volcanic glasses from the Louisville Seamount Trail (IODP Expedition 330): implications for eruption environments and mantle melting. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(5), 1718-1738, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1002/2013GC005086
  • Genske, F.S., Turner, S.P., Beier, C., Chu, M.-F., Tonarini, S., Pearson, N.J. and Haase, K.M. (2014). Chemical Geology. Lithium and boron isotope systematics in lavas from the Azores islands reveal crustal assimilation. Chemical Geology, 373, 27-36, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.02.024
  • Freund, S., Haase, K.M., Keith, M., Beier, C. and Garbe-Schönberg, D. (2014): Constraints on the formation of geochemically variable plagiogranite intrusions in the Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 167(2), 978. doi: Opens external link in new window10.1007/s00410-014-0978-6.
  • Shallaly, N.A., Beier, C., Haase, K.M. and Hammed, M.S. (2013): Petrology and geochemistry of the tertiary suez rift volcanism, Sinai, Egypt. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. doi: Opens external link in new window10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.10.005
  • Freund, S., Beier, C., Krumm, S. and Haase, K.M. (2013): Oxygen isotope evidence for the formation of andesitic-dacitic magmas from the fast-spreading Pacific-Antartic Rise by assimilation-fractional crystallisation. Chemical Geology, 347, 271-283, doi: Opens external link in new window1Opens external link in new window0.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.04.013
  • Koppers, A.A.P., Yamazaki, T., Geldmacher, J., Anderson, L., Beier, C., Buchs, D.M., Chen, L.-H., Cohen, B.E., Deschamps, F., Dorais, M.J., Ebuna, D., Ehmann, S., Fitton, J.G., Fulton, P.M., Ganbat, E., Gee, J.S., Hamelin, C., Hanyu, T., Hoshi, H., Kalnis, L., Kell, J., Machida, S., Mahoney, J.J., Moriya, K., Nichols, A.R.L., Pressling, N., Rausch, S., Sano, S., Sylvain, J.B., Williams, R. (2013): IODP Expedition 330: Drilling the Seamount Trail in the SW Pacific. Scientific Drilling, 15, doi:Opens external link in new window10.2204/
  • Brandl, P.A., Regelous, M., Beier, C. and Haase, K.M.  (2013): High mantle temperatures following rifting caused by continental insulation. Nature Geoscience, published online, 6(5), 391-394, doi:Opens external link in new window10.1038/ngeo1758.
  • Koppers, A.A.P., Yamazaki, T., Geldmacher, J., Gee, J.S., Pressling, N., Hoshi, H., Anderson, L., Beier, C., Buchs, D.M., Chen, L.-H., Cohen, B.E., Deschamps, F., Dorais, M.J., Ebuna, D., Ehmann, S., Fitton, J.G., Fulton, P.M., Ganbat, E., Hamelin, C., Hanyu, T., Kalnis, L., Kell, J., Machida, S., Mahoney, J.J., Moriya, K., Nichols, A.R.L., Rausch, S., Sano, S., Sylvain, J.B., Williams, R. (2012): Limited latitudinal mantle plume motion for the Louisville hotspot. Nature Geoscience, doi:Opens external link in new window10.1038/ngeo1638
  • Beier, C., Mata, J., Stöckhert, F., Mattielli, N., Brandl, P.A., Madureira, P., Genske, F.S., Martins, S., Madeira, J., Haase, K.M. (2012): Geochemical evidence for melting of carbonated peridotite on Santa Maria Island, Azores. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 165(5), 823-841, doi:Opens external link in new window10.1007/s00410-012-0837-2
  • Genske, F.S., Beier, C., Haase, K.M., Turner, S.P., Krumm, S. and Brandl, P.A(2012): Oxygen isotopes in the Azores islands: Crustal assimilation recorded in olivine. Geology, 41(4), 491-494, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1130/G33911.1
  • Mitchell, N.C., Stretch, R., Oppenheimer, C., Kay, D. Beier, C. (2012): Cone morphologies associated with shallow marine eruptions: east Pico island, Azores. Bulletin of Volcanology, 74, 2289-2301, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1007/s00445-012-0662-5
  • Genske, F.S., Turner, S.P., Beier, C., Schaefer, B.F. (2012): The petrology and geochemistry of lavas from the western Azores islands of Flores and Corvo, Journal of Petrology, 53(8), 1673-1708, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1093/petrology/egs029
  • Beier, C., Haase, K.M., Turner, S.P. (2012): Conditions of melting beneath the Azores. Lithos, 144-145, 1-12, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1016/j.lithos.2012.02.019
  • Haase, K., Beier, C., Fretzdorff, S., Smellie, J., Garbe-Schönberg, D. (2012): Magmatic evolution of the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, and implications for continental crust formation, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 1-17,  doi:

    Opens external link in new window10.1007/s00410-012-0719-7B

  • Brandl, P.A., Beier, C., Regelous, M., Abouchami, W., Haase, K.M., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Galer, S.J.G. (2012): Volcanism on the flanks of the East Pacific Rise: Quantitative constraints on mantle heterogeneity and melting processes. Chemical Geology, 289-299(3-4), 41-56, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.12.015
  • Turner, S.P., Beier, C., Niu, Y., Cook, C. (2011): U-Th-ra disequilibria and the extent of off-axis volcanism across the East Pacific Rise at 9°30'N, 10°30'N, and 11°20'N, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23(7), Q0AC12, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1029/2010gc003403
  • Beier, C., Vanderkluysen, L., Regelous, M., Mahoney, J., Garbe-Schönberg, D. (2011): Lithospheric control on geochemical composition along the Louisville Seamount Chain. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 12, Q0AM01, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1029/2011gc003690
  • Long, L., Gao, J., Klemd, R., Beier, C., Qian, Q., Zhang, X., Wang, J., Jiang, T. (2011): Geochemical and geochronological studies of granitoid rocks from the Western Tianshan Orogen: implications for continental growth. Lithos 126(3-4), 321-340, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1016/j.lithos.2011.07.015
  • Handley, H.K., Turner, S.P., Berlo, K., Beier, C., Saal, A. (2011): Insights into the Galápagos plume from Uranium-series isotopes of recently erupted basalts, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 12: Q0AC14, doi: Opens external link in new window10.1029/2011gc003676
  • Beier C.,    Beier .R.    &    Jöns, N.    (2011):    Thank    you    Santa:    Was    acknowledgements uns über Geologen und ihre Arbeit erzählen.In: Gli uomini si legano per la lingua, Romanische Diskurswelten zwischen Theorie und Empirie, Hrsg. Frevel et al., ibidem-Verlag Stuttgart
  • Haase, K.M.,    Beier, C.,    Fretzdorff, S.,    Leat, P.T.,    Livermore, R.A.,    Barry, T.    L., Pearce, J.    A.,    &    Hauff, F.    (2011):    Magmatic    evolution    of    a    dying    spreading axis: Evidence for the interaction of tectonics and mantle heterogeneity from the fossil Phoenix Ridge, Drake Passage. Chemcial Geology 280 1-2, 115-125 , doi:undefined10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.11.002
  • McGee, L., Beier, C., Smith, I. & Turner, S., (2011): Dynamics of melting beneath a small-scale basaltic system: a U-Th-Ra study from Rangitoto volcano, Auckland volcanic field, New Zealand. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 1-17. doi:undefined10.1007/s00410-011-0611-x 
  • Beier, C., Turner, S.P., Sinton, J. & Gill, J.B. (2010): Influence of subducted compo- nents on back-arc melting dynamics in the Manus Basin. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 11 Q02004(1), doi:undefined10.1029/2009GC002833
  • Zhang, G.L., Zeng, Z.-G., Beier, C., Yin, X.-B., Turner, S.P. (2010): Generation and evolution of magma beneath the East Pacific Rise: Constraints from U-series disequi- librium and plagioclase-hosted melt inclusions.. Journal of Volcanology and Geother- mal Research 193 1-2, 1-17, doi:undefined10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.03.002 
  • Beier, C., Turner, S.P., Plank, T., & White, W. (2010): An preliminary assessment of the symmetry of source composition and melting dynamics across the Azores plume. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 11 Q02004(1), doi:undefined10.1029/2009GC002833
  • Beier, C.,    Haase, K.M.,    Abouchami, W.,    Krienitz, M.-S.,    &    Hauff, F.    (2008): Magma genesis by rifting of oceanic lithosphere above anomalous mantle: Ter- ceira Rift, Azores. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 9, (Q12013), doi:undefined10.1029/2008GC002112
  • Caulfield, J.T., Turner, S., Dosseto, A., Pearson, N.J. & Beier, C. (2008): Source de- pletion and extent of melting in the Tongan sub-arc mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 273(3-4), 279-288, doi:undefined10.1016/j.epsl.2008.06.040
  • Beier, C., Rushmer, T. & Turner, S.P. (2008): Heat sources for mantle plumes. Geo- chemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi:undefined10.1029/2007GC001933
  • Mitchell, N.C.,    Beier, C.,    Rosin, P.    &    Tempera,    F.    (2008):    Submarine    lava    flows around the coast of Pico Island, Azores. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 9, (Q03024), doi:undefined10.1029/2007GC001725
  • Beier, C., Stracke, A. & Haase, K.M. (2007): The peculiar geochemical signature of Sao Miguel lavas: metasomatised or recycled mantle sources? Earth and Planetary Science Letters 259, 186-199, doi:undefined10.1016/j.epsl.2007.04.038
  • Beier, C.,    Haase, K.M.    &    Hansteen, T.H.    (2006):    Magma    evolution    of    the    Sete Cidades volcano, Sao Miguel, Azores. Journal of Petrology 47, 1375-1411.
    2, doi:undefined10.1093/petrology/egl014
  • Löwemark, L., Lin, L.-Y., Chen, H.-F., Yang, T.-N., Beier, C., Werner, F., Lee, C.-Y., Song, S.-R., & Kao, S.-J. (2006): Sapropel burn-down and ichnological response to late quaternary sapropel formaton in two ∼400ky records from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 239, 406-425, doi:undefined10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.02.013
  • Haase, K.M. & Beier, C. (2003): Tectonic control of ocean island basalt sources on Sao Miguel, Azores? Geophysical Research Letters 30, 1856, doi:undefined10.1029/2003GL017500