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Frederick A. Frey

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 54-1226
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-2818

Professor of Geochemistry

I and my associated students acquire geochemical data, i.e. compositional and isotopic data, for volcanic rocks of different ages erupted throughout the world to determine constraints on their origin and magmatic evolution prior to eruption. An example relevant to CMRAE is use of diagnostic trace element abundance ratios to determine the eruptive locality of obsidians.

Selected Publications

(2009 in press) Indian Region. Encyclopedia of Islands. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Huang, S., Humayun, M., and Frey, F.A. 2007 Iron/manganese Ratio and Manganese Content in Shield Lavas from Koolau Volcano, Hawaii. Geochim., Cosmochim. Acta, 71: 4557-4569.

Huang, S. and Frey, F. 2005 Recycled Oceanic Crust in the Hawaiian Plume: Evidence from Temporal Geochemical Variations within the Koolau Shield. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., doi:10.1007/s00410-005-0664-9, 149, 556-575.

Huang, S. and Frey, F.A. 2003 Trace Element Abundances of Mauna Kea Basalt from Phase 2 of the Hawaiian Scientific Drilling Project: Petrogenetic Implications of Correlations with Major Element Content and Isotopic Ratios. Geochem., Geophys., Geosys, 4(6), 8711, doi, 1029/2002 GC000322.