The Ph.D. students of the University of Alberta lead a study to get more insight into some of Earth’s deepest geologic mechanisms. Read out the blog post to what they concluded from the research!!!
The researchers led a study to get more insight into Earth’s Carbon Cycle:
The Ph.D. students of the University of Alberta lead a study to get more insight into some of Earth’s deepest geologic mechanisms. They used diamonds as breadcrumbs to conduct the research.
What the researcher said???
Margo Reiger who is the Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Science under the supervision of Graham Pearson and Thomas Stachel said that the Geologists have recently realized that some of the largest most valuable diamonds are found in the deepest portion of Earth. He said that they have not come to know the actual reason behind the incredible growth in the size of diamonds in the depths. They proposed a model where these ‘superdeep’ diamonds crystalize from carbon-rich magmas, which may be critical for them to grow to their large sizes.
He further said that the vast majority of Earth’s carbon is actually stored in its silicate mantle, not in the atmosphere. If we want to understand the Earth’s whole carbon cycle, we need to understand this vast reservoir of carbon deep underground.
Reiger said that the movement of carbon between the surface and mantle affects the climate of our planet, as well as the composition of the atmosphere along with the production of magma from volcanoes. He said that the researchers have no idea whether the carbon cycle has changed over time. Nor they have any idea of the amount of carbon stored in the depths. To understand the reasons behind the adaptation of our planet into today’s habitual state as well as to understand how the surfaces and atmospheres of other planets might be shaped by their interior processes, we will require to better understand these variables.