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Mapping the Growth of Seafloor Carbonates in Deep Time

EarthByte researchers combined their model of plate tectonics with records of carbonate layers logged from cores collected during scientific ocean drilling expeditions. Together, these resources enabled them to estimate the growth and eventual recycling of carbonate deposits through subduction over the last 120 million years.

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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…

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Mapping the Growth of Seafloor Carbonates in Deep Time 19 December 2018 Feature

The dominant, and yet least explored, way that carbon returns to Earth’s interior is through the…

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Xenon May Hide in Core With Iron and Nickel 24 May 2018 Feature

Meteorites are time capsules from the earliest days of the Solar System. One type, called…

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…

The Carbon Trap: Carbon Dioxide Injections Stimulate Peculiar Subsurface Microbial Communities 6 November 2017 Feature

One aspect of CCS that some researchers have overlooked is the role of subsurface microbes. DCO…

Researchers Discover the ‘Diamond of Carbonate’ 14 September 2017 Feature

Sergey Lobanov (Stony Brook University, USA, formerly at the Carnegie Institution of Washington,…

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Stable Iron Carbonates Survive Journey to Earth’s Interior 19 July 2017 Feature

In a new paper in the journal Nature Communications [1], Valerio Cerantola (European Synchrotron…

Explaining Abnormal Sound Velocities of Carbonates in Earth’s Mantle with Extreme Physics and Chemistry 19 January 2017 Feature

Earth’s interior is a dynamic mixture of minerals and crystals. Under the influence of extreme…

Connecting the Surface and the Deep: Geochemical Cycles and Fluid-Rock Interactions Inside Earth 18 November 2016 Feature

Deep underground, fluids circulating in Earth’s crust and mantle transport carbon, sulfur and other…

New Study of Carbon and Water at the Bottom of Earth’s Upper Mantle Challenges Previous Models 26 October 2016 Feature

Within DCO’s Extreme Physics and Chemistry (EPC) Community, the question of how carbon reacts with…

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