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DCO Highlights Earth 4D: Water, Life, and Space through Time

DCO collaborator Barbara Sherwood Lollar and fellow program director Jack Mustard have launched Earth 4D – Subsurface Science and Exploration, a five-year project supported by the Canadian Institute…

more viruses revealed below the seafloor
DCO Research Many More Viruses Revealed Below the Seafloor

Researchers at JAMSTEC have developed a new method to extract viruses from deep-sea sediments, yielding up to hundreds of times more virus particles than former techniques. The improved method…

stromboli volcano
DCO Research New Book on Volcanic Plumes

A new open-access book entitled “Volcanic Plumes: Impacts on the Atmosphere and Insights into Volcanic Processes” describes new discoveries and research methodologies in the study of volcanic plumes.

‘CLEVER Planets’ Project
DCO Highlights How to Make a Habitable Planet

Researchers on the CLEVER Planets project, supported by a $7.7 million grant from NASA in 2018, are already making advances in understanding how Earth and other rocky planets attained the elements…

DCO Research Diamonds Reveal Earth’s Secrets

Diamonds may be beloved by jewelry collectors, but they are truly a geologist’s best friend. New research reveals how a buoyant section of mantle beneath some of the continents became thick enough…

DCO Highlights The DCO Community Pays Tribute to Louise Kellogg

Louise Kellogg passed away on April 15, 2019. Louise built bridges among communities with her scientific vision and dedication to equity. She consistently promoted early career and underrepresented…

Eclogitic Diamonds Formed From Oceanic Crust, Study Shows
DCO Research Eclogitic Diamonds From Oceanic Crust

Eclogitic diamonds formed in Earth’s mantle originate from oceanic crust, rather than marine sediments as commonly thought, according to a new study.

Lloyd and Giovannelli in Poas
DCO Research Microbes as Gatekeepers of Deep Carbon

A new study from DCO’s Biology Meets Subduction team shows that microbes and calcite precipitation combine to trap about 94 percent of the carbon squeezed out from the edge of the oceanic plate as it…

Bagana volcano
DCO Research Estimate for Biggest Carbon-Emitting Volcanoes

Researchers estimated the carbon emissions from the 91 most actively degassing volcanoes on Earth. For inaccessible volcanoes where close-up gas monitoring is not possible, they used a combination of…

Fate of Subducting Carbon
DCO Research Exhumed Seafloor Shows Carbon’s Fate

Two new studies show that carbonate minerals in subducting ocean plates can dissolve and be funneled toward the surface once they encounter the heat and pressure of the mantle, creating carbon-rich…

Biotic methane bubbles at the La Brea Tar Pits
DCO Press Release Rewriting the Textbook on Fossil Fuels

Experts say scientific understanding of deep hydrocarbons has been transformed, with new insights gained into the sources of energy that could have catalyzed and nurtured Earth’s earliest forms of…

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