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Degassing from Continental Rifts Controls Earth’s Thermostat

Degassing from Continental Rifts Controls Earth’s Thermostat

As a greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has played a major role in regulating Earth’s climate throughout its history. There are vast stores of carbon in the subsurface, but the global carbon cycle controls how much of that carbon enters the atmosphere. As methods for monitoring and tracking the carbon dioxide that moves from the subsurface to the atmosphere improve, scientists have identified continental rift zones, which are the long fissures that form inside plates as they stretch, as important contributors to atmospheric carbon and thus global climate.

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Video: Above and Beyond
Video: Above and Beyond 30 October 2019 Feature

Above and Beyond: Measuring volcanic emissions with drone technology Aerial-based Observations…

 Scientists Quantify Global Volcanic CO2 Venting; Estimate Total Carbon on Earth
Scientists Quantify Global Volcanic CO2 Venting; Estimate Total Carbon on Earth 1 October 2019 Feature

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Carbon Degassing Special Theme Issue Covers New Ground
Carbon Degassing Special Theme Issue Covers New Ground 25 June 2019 Feature

In 2017, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems invited scientists to submit papers related to the…

DCO ABOVE Expedition
DCO ABOVE Expedition: Updates from the Field 29 May 2019 Feature

DCO ABOVE (Aerial-based Observations of Volcanic Emissions) is the second part of a DCO-funded…

Bagana volcano
Volcanic Rocks Will Do, When Studying Biggest Carbon Emitters 24 April 2019 Feature

Volcanologists have made amazing progress in measuring the carbon dioxide escaping from volcanoes…

Remote Gas Monitoring Gives Warning Before Wet Eruptions 6 March 2019 Feature

Poás volcano in Costa Rica is one of the most active volcanoes in Central America as well as a…

degassing at faults
Spreading Faults Create New Deep Carbon Leaks 26 November 2018 Feature

Since at least the 1970s, scientists have noticed that areas with frequent earthquakes also tend to…

Field Report: Investigating the Origins of Carbon Degassing in Romania 22 October 2018 Feature

On 3 September 2018, seven researchers from four countries set off from Cluj-Napoca, Romania for a…

Etna at night
Different Volcano Types Show Their Metal 3 September 2018 Feature

Living organisms have a complex relationship with metals. In small amounts, some metals are vital…

Did a Burst of Halogens Kick Off the End-Permian Extinction? 27 August 2018 Feature

About 250 million years ago, one of the largest known volcanic events in history flooded the area…

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