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Carbon dioxide sequestration more than 3.7 billion years ago and the oldest climate cycles [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP120100273]

Researchers A/Prof Allen Phillip Nutman; A/Prof Victoria C. Bennett

Brief description More than 3.7 billion years ago atmospheric greenhouse CO2 was sequestered into limestone sedimentary rocks deposited in ice-free oceans. Why then, with the 30-25 per cent cooler sun in those times, was our earth not frozen over? Solving this oldest climate problem, will give the deepest-time perspective to the earth's changing climate feedback loops.

Funding Amount $250,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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