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2005 Annual Science Report

University of California, Los Angeles Reporting  |  JUL 2004 – JUN 2005

Serpentinization - Part of the Geobiology and Geochemistry of Early Earth Project

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Field Sites

Project Progress

C. Manning initiated experimental studies of serpentinzation in early Earth analogue systems with Ph.D. student G. C. Lazar. As part of this project, Manning is engaged in a theoretical study of CH4 generation on Mars. First results, in collaboration with Lyons (UCLA) and Nimmo (UCSC) demonstrated a significant capacity for abiogenic CH4 production by in crustal magma-hydrothermal systems.

Manning is also collaborating with PI E. Young on a pilot study exploring the thermodynamics of gas-rock metasomatism in the solar nebula.

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