A simple Matlab function for calculating the viscosity of magma. It is based on the method of Shaw (1972). Viscosities of magmatic silicate liquids: an empirical method of prediction. American Journal of Science 272, pp. 870-893
It requires the inputs:
H2O - water content
mTc - magma temperature in celsius
The outputs are:
viscosity_gas = viscosity of the magma with the water content
viscosity_no_gas = viscosity of the magma with no gas
totalweight = total weight of all the inputs
During creation I also used the excel spreadsheet by John D. Winter as a guide (Available at: http://www.whitman.edu/geology/winter/) - which is called "Magma Viscosity spreadsheet". As per my magma density code, the excel spreadsheet is probably more user friendly, however, it is useful to have this file in Matlab. It is also useful to use in combination with modelling work.
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