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