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biology meets subduction team

Could Microbes be the Gatekeepers of Earth’s 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 sinks into the mantle during subduction. This carbon remains naturally sequestered in the crust, where it cannot escape back to the surface through nearby volcanoes.

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Deep Carbon 2019: Launching the Next Decade of Deep Carbon Science
Deep Carbon 2019: Launching the Next Decade of Deep Carbon Science 21 October 2019 Feature

Deep Carbon 2019: Launching the Next Decade of Deep Carbon Science is an international science…

Frontiers Special Collection Engages Broader Deep Carbon Community
Frontiers Special Collection Engages Broader Deep Carbon Community 22 November 2019 Feature

In a new special collection on Deep Carbon Science in the online journal Frontiers, deep carbon…

Earth in Five Reactions Synthesizes Evolution of A Habitable Planet
“Earth in Five Reactions” Synthesizes Evolution of A Habitable Planet 20 November 2019 Feature

In March 2018, scientists from across DCO’s four research communities met at the Carnegie…

A Deep History of Deep Carbon Science
A Deep History of Deep Carbon Science 19 November 2019 Feature

For hundreds of years, geographers, physicists, chemists, and geologists labored in disparate…

Deep Carbon Observatory: A Decade of Discovery
Deep Carbon Observatory: A Decade of Discovery 24 October 2019 Feature

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Nature Deep Carbon Collection Showcases DCO Research
Nature Deep Carbon Collection Showcases DCO Research 22 October 2019 Feature

Some of the most exciting discoveries made by DCO researchers in the last 10 years have been…

 Elements Special Issue: When the Carbon Cycle Went Awry
Elements Special Issue: When the Carbon Cycle Went Awry 18 October 2019 Feature

For 10 years, DCO scientists have advanced our understanding of the amounts of carbon within…

Deep Carbon: Past to Present Synthesizes a Decade of DCO Research
"Deep Carbon: Past to Present" Synthesizes a Decade of DCO Research 18 October 2019 Feature

From diamonds to volcanic degassing to the deep biosphere and more, scientists within the Deep…

DCO Celebrates a Decade of Discovery and Launches the Next Decade of Deep Carbon Science
DCO Celebrates a Decade of Discovery and Launches the Next Decade of Deep Carbon Science 31 July 2019 Feature

In 2019, the Deep Carbon Observatory is both celebrating a decade of discovery and launching the…

Symphony in C Cover
New Book Sings Carbon’s Praises 11 June 2019 Feature

From the walls of our cells, to the gases in our atmosphere, the diamonds in jewelry and the…

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