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Degassing from Continental Rifts Controls Earth’s Thermostat

Degassing from Continental Rifts Controls Earth’s Thermostat

As a greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has played a major role in regulating Earth’s climate throughout its history. There are vast stores of carbon in the subsurface, but the global carbon cycle controls how much of that carbon enters the atmosphere. As methods for monitoring and tracking the carbon dioxide that moves from the subsurface to the atmosphere improve, scientists have identified continental rift zones, which are the long fissures that form inside plates as they stretch, as important contributors to atmospheric carbon and thus global climate.

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Degassing from Mid-Ocean Ridges Refuses to Follow the Rules of Equilibrium 12 June 2018 Feature

A big part of understanding how much carbon Earth holds beneath its surface relies on measuring how…

VIDEO: A Search for Magmatic Carbon Dioxide Degassing in the Afar Rift 22 February 2018 Feature

The team, led by Raphael Pik and Bernard Marty of the CNRS at the University of Lorraine, France,…

Degassing from Continental Rifts Controls Earth’s Thermostat
Degassing from Continental Rifts Controls Earth’s Thermostat 29 November 2017 Feature

In a new paper in Nature Geoscience [1], Sascha Brune (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences,…

When Continents Tear Apart, Stored Carbon Escapes 27 November 2017 Feature

Scientists are beginning to recognize that continental rifts, where the crust rips apart in the…

A Simple, Affordable Way to Measure Diffuse Carbon Release at Volcanoes 23 October 2017 Feature

DCO members Matteo Lelli and Brunella Raco (both at the Institute of Geosciences and Earth…

Researchers Track Sneaky Carbon Dioxide Flux to Estimate Eastern Rift Emissions 18 October 2017 Feature

In a new paper in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems [1], Jonathan Hunt (University of Oxford, UK…

Alkaline Springs May Signal an Overlooked Part of the Methane Budget 2 August 2017 Feature

Much research on subsurface methane has focused on biotic methane, which is produced by…

Taking the Pulse of Andean Volcanoes 2 August 2017 Feature

It has been nearly two years since the Trail by Fire crew started preparing for their expedition…

The Shallow Carbon Cycle: Arc Volcanoes Recycle Carbon from Earth’s Crust 20 July 2017 Feature

A new study by Marie Edmonds (University of Cambridge, UK), Co-chair of the Scientific Steering…

Invitation to Contribute to Carbon Degassing Special Theme Issue 17 July 2017 Feature

A new special theme in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, also known as "G-Cubed,” will explore…

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