Table 5

MOR global CO2 flux (Mt/yr)

MethodMinMaxReference
Crustal production rates and C content of mantle1035Gerlach (1989)
2239.6Gerlach (1991)
572748Javoy & Pineau (1991)
128255Holloway (1998)
176792Cartigny et al. (2001)
28.641Saal et al. (2002)
CO2/3He in MORB glass, global mantle 3He flux75119Marty & Jambon (1987)
1844Sarda & Graham (1990)
106264Graham & Sarda (1991)
66119Marty & Zimmerman (1999)
CO2/3He in MOR fluids, global mantle 3He flux4470Corliss et al. (1979)
2057Des Marais & Moore (1984)
Hydrothermal fluid flux and composition CO2/3He in plumes4.453Elderfield & Schultz (1996)
2288Resing et al. (2004)
Summary4.4792