Deep Carbon Cycling Over the Past 200 Million Years: A Review of Fluxes in Different Tectonic Settings

  title={Deep Carbon Cycling Over the Past 200 Million Years: A Review of Fluxes in Different Tectonic Settings},
  author={Kevin Wong and Emily Mason and Sascha Brune and Madison East and Marie Edmonds and Sabin Zahirovic},
  journal={Frontiers in Earth Science},
Carbon is a key control on the surface chemistry and climate of Earth. Significant volumes of carbon are input to the oceans and atmosphere from deep Earth in the form of degassed CO2 and are returned to large carbon reservoirs in the mantle via subduction or burial. Different tectonic settings (e.g. volcanic arcs, mid-ocean ridges, and continental rifts) emit fluxes of CO2 that are temporally and spatially variable, and together they represent a first-order control on carbon outgassing from… Expand
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