Volcanic arcs recycle crustal carbon

Palmer, Douglas and Sciences, Earth (2017) Volcanic arcs recycle crustal carbon. www.esc.cam.ac.uk.

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The flow of carbon in and out of Earth’s surface environment has a considerable impact upon Earth’s climate and habitability because the total carbon at Earth’s surface affects the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and hence surface temperatures. It is not widely appreciated that until the Industrial Revolution most (around 90%) of Earth’s surface carbon was sourced from volcanic outgassing. And volcanoes derive the carbon from Earth’s interior core, mantle and crust.

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Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2021 16:49
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