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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 Folly of the 404: A Wikipedia Lesson 26 July 2017 Feature

While most 404 error pages simply displayed the message “Error 404. The page you were looking for…

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…

A New Source of Hydrocarbons in the Deep Carbon Cycle 12 June 2017 Feature

Due to its ubiquity on the surface, acetate could end up in the deep subsurface through subduction…

Deep Burial of Organic Carbon into the Mantle Enabled “Great Oxidation Event” 25 April 2017 Feature

The rise across GOE and the subsequent increases in Earth’s atmospheric oxygen enabled the…

Blog: Embers Alight on the Trail By Fire 1.5! 6 March 2017 Feature

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ TBF-1.0 to Chile and Southern Peru was a resounding success, but has only…

Live From Costa Rica, Where “Biology Meets Subduction” 28 February 2017 Feature

From 12-25 February 2017, a team of 25 DCO Early Career Scientists from five countries and…

Unique Expedition To Seek Answers About Global Volcanic Gases 7 February 2017 Feature

/*-->*/ Regular updates from the Trail by Fire Team, adapted from their blog. 7 February…

Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of Plate Tectonics, Monte Verità, Switzerland 28 September 2016 Feature

Earth’s deep carbon cycle is linked to plate tectonic activity, which—within our Solar System—is…

New Model Simulates Carbon Transport in Earth’s Mantle 18 August 2016 Feature

The depth at which mantle materials melt depends on the elements present in the rock, particularly…

The Trail by Fire Expedition Comes to an End 16 June 2016 Feature

With nearly 200 active volcanoes (4 currently erupting and 18 in a state of unrest), the South…

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