VIDEO: A Search for Magmatic Carbon Dioxide Degassing in the Afar Rift

From 1-12 November 2017, an international group of scientists headed to Afar, Ethiopia to measure carbon dioxide degassing in this rifting area, where three tectonic plates are spreading out.

The team, led by Raphael Pik and Bernard Marty of the CNRS at the University of Lorraine, France, is trying to understand the deep, magmatic origins of degassing in this tectonically active region. The expedition was supported by the Richard Lounsbery Foundation and the Deep Carbon Observatory.

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