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CO2VOLC Report Summary

Project ID: 279802
Funded under: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Country: United Kingdom

Final Report Summary - CO2VOLC (CO2VOLC: Quantifying the global volcanic CO2 cycle)

The ERC-funded CO2Volc project was created with the aim of improving our understanding of how much CO2 is emitted from volcanoes. We produced completely new laser-based measurement techniques to measure volcanic gases and used these in a major airborne campaign in Indonesia to measure CO2 emissions from ~20 volcanoes. Our results show that CO2 emissions can only be at most ~3% of the current anthropogenic CO2 emissions, and that most subducted carbon is released through arc volcanism in the Banda-Sunda arc.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
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