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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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The Archaea Are Winning in Deep-Sea, Oxic Subsurface Sediments 19 June 2019 Feature

Archaea and bacteria may look very similar under the microscope, but organisms from these two…

 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…

Deccan Traps Microbes Get By with a Little Help from Their Friends 19 December 2018 Feature

In 1964, the Indian government completed a dam on the Koyna River to create a reservoir for a…

Earth’s First Amino Acids May Have Come From Oceanic Crust 7 November 2018 Feature

As a graduate student at the University of Chicago in the early 1950s, Stanley Miller attempted to…

Oman Drilling Project video
Video: Oman Drilling Project 3 August 2018 Feature

Ancient seabed holds secrets in search for life on other planets The Oman Drilling Project is a…

Core Logging for Phase 2 of the Oman Drilling Project Starts on D/V Chikyu 25 July 2018 Feature

On 7 July 2018, members of the Oman Drilling Project boarded the drilling vessel Chikyu in Shimizu…

he team at site BA4A, with only 30m to go until the completion of phase two. Credit: Oman Drilling Project
Oman Drilling Project Hosting a Session at AGU Fall Meeting 2018 22 June 2018 Feature

Representatives of the Oman Drilling project are hosting a session at AGU 2018: V015: Crustal…

Chief Scientist Peter Kelemen
Oman Phase Two Drilling Complete: Next Core Logging on D/V Chikyu 28 March 2018 Feature

On Wednesday, 28 February 2018, members of the Oman Drilling Project field team completed Phase Two…

VIDEO: Karen Lloyd Delivers TED Talk on Deep Subsurface Microbes 6 February 2018 Feature

How deep into Earth can we go and still find life? Marine microbiologist Karen Lloyd (DCO…

Photos and Updates from Phase Two of the Oman Drilling Project 25 January 2018 Feature

Operations will continue until March 2018, completing the rock sampling part of the project. During…

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