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DCO Research Core-Mantle Boundary: Hiding Place for Oxygen?

Almost 3,000 kilometers below the surface, mysterious patches sit in between the rocky mantle and Earth’s iron-rich core. Scientists know of these blotches because they significantly slow passing…

Degassing from Continental Rifts Controls Earth’s Thermostat
DCO Research Continental Rifts Degassing Controls 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…

DCO Highlights Deep Life, EPC Community Proposals Funded

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded two years of funding for Extreme Physics and Chemistry (EPC) and Deep Life (DL) community activity as part of its ten-year commitment to the Deep Carbon…

DCO Research Carbon Escapes When Continents Move

Earth’s crust and mantle hold a giant stockpile of carbon. This carbon can be released to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide gas from the mid-ocean ridges as tectonic plates stretch apart on the ocean…

DCO Research Questions Remain After Eruptions in Angola

When a group of Spanish researchers led by Marc Campeny and Joan Carles Melgarejo (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain) traveled to Angola to study volcanoes, they faced many challenges in a country that…

DCO Research Tug-of-War Determines Nitrogen in Atmosphere

Talk to a group of carbon scientists and they will probably tell you that of all the elements, carbon makes the world go round. But all living things also depend on nitrogen, as well as carbon, to…

DCO Highlights EPC Workshop Report, November 2017

EPC community co-chairs Craig Manning (University of California Los Angeles, USA) and Wendy Mao (Stanford University, USA) organized the meeting, which was hosted by Everett Shock (Arizona State Un

DCO Research Microbial Evolution in the Hot Seat

The hot, mineral-rich fluids circulating within hydrothermal vent systems along the seafloor are one of the top contenders for the location of life’s origin. But despite being an enduring host for…

DCO Research Carbon Dioxide Stimulates Microbial Communities

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a strategy that aims to offset carbon dioxide created from burning fossil fuels by injecting this gas directly into the subsurface. In the case of mineral storage…

DCO Highlights Carnegie Science Venture Grant Benefits DCO

Comparing the rapid cooling of Mars to the slow cooling of Earth after both planets formed has profound implications for understanding Earth’s deep carbon cycle.

DCO Highlights Deep Carbon Gordon Research Conference

In 2018, the Gordon Research Conferences will hold their first conference focused entirely on the emerging field of deep carbon science.

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