- Recycling of graphite during Himalayan erosion: a geological stabilization of carbon in the crustValier Galy
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
Science 322:943-5. 2008..Radiocarbon dating indicates that 30 to 50% of the carbon initially present in the Himalayan rocks is conserved during the erosion cycle. Graphitization during metamorphism thus stabilizes carbon in the crust over geological time scales...
- Efficient organic carbon burial in the Bengal fan sustained by the Himalayan erosional systemValier Galy
Nancy Universite, CRPG CNRS INSU, BP 20, 54501 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy, France
Nature 450:407-10. 2007..Active orogenic systems generate enhanced physical erosion and the resulting organic carbon burial buffers atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, thereby exerting a negative feedback on climate over geological timescales...