Elastic geobarometry: stress, strain, and uncertainty

Elastic geobarometry is becoming one of the most reliable methods for retrieving pressures and temperatures of entrapment of inclusions into a host from both natural and experimental samples. However, a few misconceptions of some of the general concepts underlying elastic geobarometry are still widespread. In this short letter, the Mattia Gilio and co-authors discuss the validity of some general assumptions of elastic geobarometry, providing general guidelines on how to deal with inclusion strain, measure­ments, inclusion pressure, and their uncertainties.