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

Cin-Ty Lee/Deep Carbon Observatory

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

Orange arrows correspond to outgassing from Earth’s interior. Blue arrows correspond to carbonate precipitation or organic C burial. Curved blue arrows represent terrestrial silicate weathering and seafloor weathering. Read more about the science.