Open Access Thematic Set of Lecture Notes Complements Lake Como PhD School on “Carbon forms, paths, and processes in the Earth”

A thematic set of six papers celebrates the science presented at the PhD School of Milano Bicocca, “Carbon forms, paths, and processes in the Earth.” The papers are available in open access format in The Journal of the Geological Society. 

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A thematic set of six papers celebrates the science presented at the PhD School of Milano Bicocca, “Carbon forms, paths, and processes in the Earth,” which took place from 15-20 October 2017 at the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy. The papers are available in open access format in The Journal of the Geological Society. 

The collection, edited by Maria Luce Frezzotti and Igor M. Villa, comprises lecture notes from presenters at the school. Topics covered include the structure of carbon allotropes, geodynamics of carbon transport in the deep Earth, carbon fixation at mantle conditions, carbon degassing by ascending magmas, and the vast tectonic degassing of carbon at Earth's surface.

“The PhD school was a huge success,” said co-editor of the thematic set, and lead organizer of the PhD school, Frezzotti. “It was a great opportunity for students of deep carbon to learn from experts in the field. My fellow organizers and I hope that this thematic set can be shared widely, offering this expertise to students who were unable attend the workshop.”

The weeklong school brought together 30 early career scientists from 8 countries, and 15 lecturers with diverse expertise in studying the forms, paths, and processes of carbon in Earth. Practical sessions on cutting-edge techniques, poster sessions, and contributions from participants complemented the lecture series, and there were many opportunities for students to discuss their work with the lecturers. 

About the school: 

Scientific Committee
Maria Luce Frezzotti (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Robert J. Bodnar (Virginia Tech, USA)
Marcello Campione (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Giovanni Chiodini (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy)
Falko Langenhorst (University of Jena, Germany)

Organizing Committee
Maria Luce Frezzotti (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Marcello Campione (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Nadia Malaspina (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Carla Tiraboschi (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)

Lecturers
Patrick Allard (IPGP Paris, France), Robert J. Bodnar (Virginia Polytechnic, USA), Marcello Campione (University Milan Bicocca, Italy), Giovanni Chiodini (INGV Bologna, Italy), Carlo Doglioni (University Rome 1, Italy), Stefano Gay (Horiba, Italy), Maria Luce Frezzotti (University Milan Bicocca, Italy), Brian Horsfield (University Jena, Germany), Falko Langenhorst (University Jena, Germany), Nadia Malaspina (University Milan Bicocca, Italy), Craig E. Manning (UCLA, USA), Stefano Poli (University Milan, Italy), Vincenzo Stagno (University Rome 1, Italy), Dimitri Sverjensky (Johns Hopkins University, USA), Simone Tumiati (University Milan, Italy).

Carbon Forms: Paths and Processes in the Earth 
Journal of the Geological Society Thematic Set (Open Access provided by the Deep Carbon Observatory)
Guest Editors: Maria Luce Frezzotti & Igor M. Villa

Introduction to the Thematic set: Carbon forms, paths and processes in the Earth
Maria Luce Frezzotti, Igor M. Villa, and Giovanna Iannantuoni
Journal of the Geological Society, London, 176, 335-336

Ideal and real structures of different forms of carbon, with some remarks on their geological significance 
Falko Langenhorst and Marcello Campione 
Journal of the Geological Society, London, 176, 337-347 

Thermodynamic modelling of fluids from surficial to mantle conditions 
Dimitri A. Sverjensky 
Journal of the Geological Society, London, 176, 348-374 

Carbon, carbides, carbonates and carbonatitic melts in the Earth's interior
Vincenzo Stagno 
Journal of the Geological Society, London, 176, 375-387 

Redox processes and the role of carbon-bearing volatiles from the slab–mantle interface to the mantle wedge
Simone Tumiati and Nadia Malaspina 
Journal of the Geological Society, London, 176, 388-397

A pedagogical approach to estimating the CO2 budget of magmas 
Lowell R. Moore and Robert J. Bodnar 
Journal of the Geological Society, London, 176, 398-407 

Measuring and interpreting CO2 fluxes at regional scale: the case of the Apennines, Italy
Francesco Frondini, Carlo Cardellini, Stefano Caliro, Giulio Beddini, Angelo Rosiello, and Giovanni Chiodini 
Journal of the Geological Society, London, 176, 408-416

 

Group photo courtesy of Maria Luce Frezzotti. 

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