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PALEOcene greenhouse climate and the effect of basalt weathering on CARBON sequestration

Project description

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Palaeocene impact on basalt weathering

Rocks break down in several ways, impacted by water, plant roots, and other objects together with the expansion of minerals. Basalt weathers even faster because it is not as hard as other rocks and external sources can manipulate its structure more easily. The impact of climate change and elevated greenhouse conditions are therefore amplified in the basalt weathering process. The EU-funded PALEOCARBON project addresses the issue through a complex study of silicate weathering of basalts during the Palaeocene greenhouse period, millions of years ago. Irish and international experts in the development and application of botany-based studies will assist in achieving research objectives.

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Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Address

College Green
2 Dublin

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 294 886,08

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 840799

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 294 886,08

  • EU contribution

    € 294 886,08

Coordinated by:

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland