G-Cubed: Degassing

Deep Carbon Degassing Special G-Cubed Issue

A special theme in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, also known as "G-Cubed,” explores advances in the field of deep carbon degassing. Edited by DCO’s Tobias Fischer (University of New Mexico, USA), Alessandro Aiuppa (Università degli studi di Palermo, Italy), and Marie Edmonds (University of Cambridge, UK), Carbon Degassing through Volcanoes and Active Tectonic Regions showcases new results from the Reservoirs and Fluxes Community’s DECADE (Deep Earth Carbon Degassing) initiative. 

“Uniting DECADE research on volcanoes with Reservoirs and Fluxes’ work on tectonic degassing is an important aspect of our work as we refine Earth’s deep carbon budget with regards to degassing," explained co-editor Tobias Fischer.  

The theme is described, as follows:

Carbon exchange between the Earth’s interior, the atmosphere and hydrosphere plays a fundamental role in planetary and atmospheric evolution. The main identified pathways of carbon release from the solid Earth are volcanoes and regions of diffuse degassing in tectonically active areas, yet the quantities, sources, variability and processes of carbon release remain poorly constrained. This special theme is on the observations, quantification and models of carbon transfer from the Earth’s crust and mantle to the surface. It includes emphasis on temporal and regional degassing variability, utilization of carbon degassing as a volcano and earthquake monitoring tool, and interdisciplinary approaches to quantify carbon emissions. The theme includes results from the Deep Carbon Observatory Deep Earth Carbon Degassing (DCO-DECADE) initiative as well as contributions from the broader community interested in carbon exchange on Earth.

If you would like to read the collection, please visit the G-Cubed website here

About the Editors

  • Dr. Tobias Fischer
    Tobias Fischer University of New Mexico, USA
    Dr. Tobias Fischer
    Tobias Fischer
    University of New Mexico, USA

    Dr. Tobias Fischer is a professor of volcanology and director of the Fluids and Volatiles Laboratory at the University of New Mexico. He also chairs the Board of Directors of DCO’s Carbon Observatory Deep Carbon Degassing (DCO-DECADE) international initiative that brings together scientists from about 11 countries to better understand degassing of carbon from active volcanoes and volcanic regions. His research focuses on volcanology with emphasis on active volcanism. He currently conducts research at volcanoes in Central America, the Aleutians, the East African Rift, and Antarctica. Fischer also serves on DCO’s Engagement Advisory Committee.

  • Marie Edmonds
    Marie Edmonds University of Cambridge, UK
    Marie Edmonds
    Marie Edmonds
    University of Cambridge, UK

    Dr. Marie Edmonds, a reader in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge, is responsible for overall scientific and intellectual oversight of DCO's synthesis and integration activities. She is a mid-career researcher who has built a successful group focused on understanding volatile cycling in the solid Earth. She has a number of leadership roles within the Natural Environment Research Council (the United Kingdom’s primary funding agency) and the Geological Society of London. In addition to serving on DCO’s Executive Committee, Edmonds chairs DCO’s Synthesis Group 2019 and has served as co-chair of the Reservoirs and Fluxes community since November 2014.

  • Alessandro Aiuta, University of Palermo
    Alessandro Aiuppa University of Palermo, Italy
    Alessandro Aiuta, University of Palermo
    Alessandro Aiuppa
    University of Palermo, Italy

    Dr. Alessandro Aiuppa is a full professor in the Department of Earth and Sea Sciences of the University of Palermo. He also serves as the coordinator of the PhD program in Earth and Sea Sciences. Aiuppa is a member of the Commission for Major Risks (Volcanic Risk Section) of the Civil Protection (Presidency of the Council of Ministers), and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. For his research in Volcanic Gas Geochemistry, Aiuppa was awarded a grant in the Call for Ideas ERC-Starting Grant (Project "BRIDGE"; 2012-2015). In 2008, he was awarded the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth Interior (IAVCEI) Wager Medal in 2008 as best under-40 volcanologist. Since 2004, Auippa also has served as a research collaborator at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, where he collaborates in the geochemical monitoring activities of Italian active volcanoes.

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