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Lava without the fizz

The carbon dioxide content of lavas influences both the behaviour of Earth's mantle and its climate. In one particular case, the difficulties of directly measuring that content have been overcome.

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Michael, P. Lava without the fizz. Nature 419, 445–446 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/419445a

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