Reduced Carbon Associated with Altered Oceanic Crust Project uri icon

DCO ID 11121/2411-8323-9598-8786-CC


  • Serpentinization produces H2 -rich fluids, which may promote the formation of abiotic organic compounds and/or sustain deep subsurface microbial communities in ultramafic rocks. We are studying organic compounds in serpentinized peridotite from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Southwest Indian Ridge, ophiolitic complexes from the Apenines, Italy, and California, USA, hydrothermal chimneys from Prony, New Caledonia, and altered basalt from ODP Site 801B in order to track their distribution and behaviors with respect to H2 production.

date/time interval

  • April 2011 -