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Session I: The first breakout session on deep carbon reservoirs was chaired by Steve Haggerty (Florida International University). The surprising conclusion regarding key unanswered questions is that little is known about the nature and extent of deep carbon reservoirs. Uncertainties remain about the major carbon-bearing phases, the extent to which carbon may be incorporated as a trace element in nominally “a carbonaceous” minerals, the nature of C-O-H-N fluids in the mantle, the presence of organic molecules in deep reservoirs, and the nature and extent of deep microbial life. A realistic objective for the next decade, therefore, is an understanding of the nature of all possible deep carbon reservoirs as a function of temperature, pressure and compositions of both rocks and volatiles. It was emphasized that equally fundamental is an understanding of fluxes and mass balance among reservoirs (see session II). Longer-term goals include a fundamental understanding of modes of CO2 sequestration, determination of possible fluxes of a biotic organic species, and the search for high-pressure forms of “life” that are as yet unknown.
Originally posted by freighttrain
If you read correctly you'll see "Student of Life" ... meaning I learn from "LIFE (non-formal school)" more then I ever from any MS educated facilities... yes I've attended College, University and obtained my degree, but so what... every book I got preached on was over a decade old, it put me in debt with student loans, the grading only focuses on Left side of brain (Right side doesn't pay your bills and not encouraged in this society for majority), you are thought to "compete" rather then "teamwork", you are limited to what someone else thought about the world and got passed along for decades with simple modifications...