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Earth Institute Research Projects

The Carbon Budget in Marine Sediments

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

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

June 2015 - December 2016
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:

$53,750

PUBLICATIONS:

Plank, T., and Malinverno, A., Subduction of organic carbon into the Earth, 2015 Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., Abstract V44A-03 (invited).

KEYWORDS

organic and inorganic carbon marine sediments subduction zones