plate tectonics

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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…

sampling volcanic gases
A Detailed Investigation of Inputs and Outputs of Volatiles at New Zealand’s Hikurangi Margin 15 August 2018 Feature

In an ongoing National Science Foundation-funded project, DCO researchers are investigating the…

carbonate platforms and subduction zones
Global Temperatures Rise When Ancient Reefs Encounter Subduction Zones 19 July 2018 Feature

Carbonate platforms are ancient reefs that build up over millions of years, composed of the carbon-…

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Large Igneous Provinces Contribute to Ups and Downs in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide 8 June 2018 Feature

About 250 million years ago, a massive volcanic eruption flooded modern-day Siberia with lava,…

DCO/EarthByte Modeling Workshop 27 April 2018 Feature

Sabin Zahirovic opened the meeting with an overview of how tectonic evolution has influenced the…

New Seafloor Sponges Up Carbon to Stabilize the Climate 26 February 2018 Feature

In a new paper in the journal Science Advances [1], DCO members Dietmar Müller and Adriana…

The ‘Kimberlite Bloom’ During Pangea’s End: Caused by Mantle Cooling Or Deep Carbon Effects? 19 January 2018 Feature

To understand the conditions that created this bloom, DCO members Sebastian Tappe, Malcolm…

One of The Supercontinents Is Different from the Others (It’s Rodinia) 14 December 2017 Feature

Each supercontinent has its quirks, but one, called Rodinia, assembled from 1.3 to 0.9 billion…

“Nesting Doll” Minerals Offer Clues to Earth’s Mantle Dynamics 10 April 2017 Feature

A team led by DCO member and experimental petrologist Yingwei Fei (Carnegie Institution of…

History of Earth's Early Carbon Cycle Recorded in 2-Billion-Year-Old Diamonds 28 February 2017 Feature

Members of DCO’s Reservoirs and Fluxes Community Gareth Davies, Suzette Timmerman and Janne…

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