Geochemistry Research

Solid Earth Geochemical Cycle, Petrology, Volcanology, Ocean Ridges, Convergent Margins, Ocean Islands, Hydrothermal Geochemistry and more…

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HOW TO BUILD A HABITABLE PLANET

HOW TO BUILD A HABITABLE PLANET

The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind

By Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broeker

Interweaving physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, this sweeping account tells Earth's complete story, from the synthesis of chemical elements in stars, to the formation of the Solar System, to the evolution of a habitable climate on Earth, to the origin of life and humankind.

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Projects

glacier

Global GeoChemical Cycles

This project explores big questions, such as why Earth has almost exactly the right amount of water to fill the ocean basins, or how much water and carbon dioxide at the surface have changed over Earth's history.

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volcano

Volcano Ocean Ice Climate Experiment

In this project we explore the linkages between ice age cycles, volcanism and the carbon cycle. We have found that volcanoes become three to five times more active during melting of ice sheets, and the increased carbon they emit to the atmosphere influences how quickly Earth transitions from frigid glacial to the more mild interglacial, such as we are now experiencing.

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