Kocay, Brandi

Project title: Geochemistry of carbonates formed during low temperature alteration of the oceanic crust

Department: Earth and Ocean Sciences

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Laurence Coogan

"On long timescale it is widely thought that Earth’s climate is controlled by the silicate weathering feedback that, simply put, means more CO2 is drawn out of the atmosphere the higher the atmospheric CO2 level.  This project will investigate another CO2 sink – weathering of the seafloor – through the study of seafloor carbonates."