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5. Discussion of the relevant applications of channelling volatiles through a narrow zone in the lithosphere ('pie-funnel effect') can be found in Bailey (1980b; 1983). magmas constitute major embarrassments for continuous differentiation. Explanations for individual volcanoes have been attempted, but the case for continuous differentiation is lost when the activity is seen in regional context. It is hardly conceivable that the volcanoes strung along the Terceira rift should all be spectacularly successful products of high-level differentiation while the volcanoes on the other islands outside the rift have effectively failed.
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