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Earth Institute Research Projects

Quantifying the Carbon Budget in Marine Sediments

Lead PI: Dr. Alberto Malinverno , Terry A. Plank

Unit Affiliation: Marine Geology & Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

April 2017 - December 2018
Inactive
Global ; Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Sediments entering subduction zones contain particulate organic carbon (OC) and inorganic carbon (IC) in carbonate minerals. This project aims to quantify the amount of IC and OC that is being subducted in trench segments worldwide. We will also to calculate the stable C isotope compositions of subducting carbon and compare it to gas compositions for associated arc volcanoes.

SPONSOR:

Carnegie Institution for Science

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Sloan (Alfred P.) Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$59,501

PUBLICATIONS:

Lopez, T. M., Fischer, T. P., Plank, T. A., Malinverno, A., et al., Tracing volatile cycling from subduction to outgassing along the Aleutian Arc, 2018 Fall AGU Meeting, Washington, DC, Abstract V43I-0246

KEYWORDS

organic and inorganic carbon marine sediments subduction zones