The distribution and forms of carbon inside Earth

Deep Carbon Observatory

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, Vincenzo Stagno, and others.

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The whole-Earth carbon cycle in relation to plate tectonics and the dynamics of the mantle

I worked under the guidance of Cin-Ty Lee to create this image for the book Deep Carbon: Past to Present.