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DCO Highlights Synthesis, Engagement, and Modeling and Visualization

In a suite of successful proposals to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, DCO’s Engagement Team, Synthesis Group 2019, and Modeling and Visualization Forum shared a vision for what each hopes to…

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DCO Research Study in Italian Cave Shows Life Comes At You Fast

Inside limestone caves, sparkling crystals of gypsum (CaSO4· 2H2O) form when hydrogen sulfide gas dissolved in deep aquifers degasses and turns into sulfuric acid that reacts with the cave walls.…

DCO Research Clues to Archean Skies in Ancient Carbon

Xenon is a noble gas found in tiny amounts in the atmosphere, but this unreactive element has had a turbulent history on Earth. Much of the original atmospheric xenon likely came from a mixture of…

Expanding Opportunities for Deep Carbon Science in China
DCO Highlights Opportunities for Deep Carbon Science in China

A suite of Deep Carbon Observatory activities and meetings in Shanghai and Beijing during March 2018 contributed to the ongoing advance of deep carbon science in China. As the DCO Science Network…

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DCO Highlights Oman Phase Two Drilling Complete

On Wednesday, 28 February 2018, members of the Oman Drilling Project field team completed Phase Two drilling. This marked the end of the drilling campaign for the project, while launching an exciting…

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DCO Highlights Bridging Academia and Industry

The 2018 Industry-Rice Earth Science Symposium (IRESS 2018) assembled experts from academia and industry in Houston, Texas from 22-23 February 2018 to discuss “Unconventional Views of Whole Earth…

DCO Highlights Scientists Debate Features Making Earth Unique

About 50 Deep Carbon Observatory scientists from each of the four DCO Science Communities and seven countries spent two days (22-23 March 2018) pondering what carbon-related reactions make Earth…

DCO Research A Deep Dive Into the Carbon-Hydrogen Cycle

Earth feels immobile beneath our feet, but deeper down are swirls of solid rock. These slow-moving, vertical loops, called mantle convection, bring hot mantle material up to the surface to grow new…

DCO Research Diamonds, Marble Help Define Deep Carbon Cycle

Scientists agree that during subduction, the edge of one tectonic plate sinks beneath another, moving surface carbon in the form of carbonates into Earth’s mantle, which accounts for more than 80% of…

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DCO Research Oceanic Crust Indicated in Super-Deep Diamond

In theory, calcium silicate perovskite is one of the most common minerals on Earth, but until recently, no one had ever held it in their hands. Lab experiments, modeling, and seismology data all…

DCO Highlights Improving Data Curation, Research Reproducibility

The Deep Carbon Observatory Data Science Team, based at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently won a grant from the Research Data Alliance (RDA) US office to explore adoption of two RDA…

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