Carbon dioxide and nonvolatile trace element behavior in magmas at oceanic volcanoes

Deep Carbon Observatory

Illustration of carbon dioxide and nonvolatile trace element behavior in magmas at oceanic volcanoes. Each panel tracks the concentration of CO2 and a nonvolatile trace element during the ascent of magma for three hypothetical cases. For more details about the science visit Deep Carbon: Past to Present.

This image was created with the guidance of Katherine Kelley, Elizabeth Cottrell, Marion Le Voyer, and other co-authors.

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The distribution and forms of carbon inside Earth

This figure depicts the distribution and forms of carbon inside Earth. Carbon has low solubility in mantle minerals; hence, it occurs primarily in the form of gas (red circles), fluids or melts (orange circles), and accessory solid phases (green circles), including diamonds (octahedra). This illustration was created with the guidance of Catherine Mccammon, Valerio Cerantola, […]