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 Solving Subduction Zone ‘Headaches’

New Approach to Solving Subduction Zone ‘Headaches’

A new way of determining the amount of carbon entering a subduction zone, where an oceanic plate sinks beneath a continental plate, could lead to better estimates of the global movement of carbon into and out of the deep Earth.

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Erosion Greased the Wheels of Plate Tectonics 10 June 2019 Feature

Since the 1960s, scientists have accepted that mantle convection – the lava lamp-like churning of…

 Solving Subduction Zone ‘Headaches’
New Approach to Solving Subduction Zone ‘Headaches’ 29 May 2019 Feature

Subduction zones, where one tectonic plate sinks beneath another, are the main points of entry for…

Lloyd and Giovannelli in Poas
Could Microbes be the Gatekeepers of Earth’s Deep Carbon? 24 April 2019 Feature

In 2017, an interdisciplinary group of early career scientists visited Costa Rica’s subduction zone…

Fate of Subducting Carbon
Studies of Exhumed Seafloor Show Fate of Subducting Carbon 12 April 2019 Feature

Ocean floor is born when lava wells out of underwater volcanoes along mid-ocean ridges. It slowly…

Under the Right Conditions, Subduction Zone ‘Factories’ May Manufacture Abiotic Hydrocarbons 25 September 2018 Feature

Subduction zones, where the edge of one tectonic plate slips beneath another, have earned the…

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…

Biology Meets Subduction, Again: DCO Early Career Scientists Head Back to Central America 26 April 2018 Feature

From 3-20 April 2018, the Biology Meets Subduction team were back in the field to extend the study…

arth’s Core-Mantle Boundary May Be Decorated in Marble and Diamonds
Earth’s Core-Mantle Boundary May Be Decorated in Marble and Diamonds 19 March 2018 Feature

A new study published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters [1] finds that carbonates…

VIDEO: Biology Meets Subduction 20 December 2017 Feature

On 11 February 2017, 25 researchers from six nations met in San Jose, Costa Rica for a 12-day…

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…

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