Opendata, web and dolomites


Quantifying the link between weathering and past CO2 levels

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "CONTROLPASTCO2" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT
website: n.a.

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 2˙000˙000 €
 EC max contribution 2˙000˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-02-01   to  2022-01-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) coordinator 2˙000˙000.00


 Project objective

The carbon cycle is a vital aspect of our planet’s well-being. However, there are fundamental aspects of it that we do not understand, without which we cannot accurately quantify CO2 budgets. How, and at what rate, does the carbon cycle respond to, and recover from, events of rapid and extreme global warming or cooling? What process has maintained the climate within a habitable range for billions of years? Silicate weathering is Earth’s main long-term CO2 removal process, and therefore a dominant climate control mechanism. Critically, we do not understand the controls on silicate weathering, or its full effects on atmospheric pCO2 and climate. The goal of this project is to determine and quantify how weathering responded during past periods of rapid climate change, using an innovative combination of novel stable isotope techniques, laboratory experiments and advanced carbon cycle modelling. This will determine the behaviour of a key, relatively unknown, factor in the carbon cycle. This project comprises three, highly novel, interlinked strands: 1) Examination of the palaeo-weathering record through recent glacial timescales using cave speleothems as a climate archive, 2) Determination of palaeo-weathering records through older, Cenozoic, rapid shifts in climate, using marine carbonates and clays as an archive, and 3) Advanced models to enhance our understanding of this record. This project will radically improve our quantitative knowledge of the controls over the carbon cycle. This is critical because 1) it is possible that weathering is the process that has maintained Phanerozoic climate in the relatively narrow bands required for life; 2) it is impossible to decipher the causes and consequences of long-term climate variations through Earth’s history without accurate weathering data; 3) detailed comprehension of rapid climate variations will enable more accurate predictions of future CO2 drawdown.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Mathieu Dellinger, A. Joshua West, Guillaume Paris, Jess F. Adkins, Philip A.E. Pogge von Strandmann, Clemens V. Ullmann, Robert A. Eagle, Pedro Freitas, Marie-Laure Bagard, Justin B. Ries, Frank A. Corsetti, Alberto Perez-Huerta, Anthony R. Kampf
The Li isotope composition of marine biogenic carbonates: Patterns and mechanisms
published pages: 315-335, ISSN: 0016-7037, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.03.014
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 236 2020-02-20
2019 Philip A. E. Pogge von Strandmann, Katherine R. Hendry, Jade E. Hatton, Laura F. Robinson
The Response of Magnesium, Silicon, and Calcium Isotopes to Rapidly Uplifting and Weathering Terrains: South Island, New Zealand
published pages: , ISSN: 2296-6463, DOI: 10.3389/feart.2019.00240
Frontiers in Earth Science 7 2020-02-20
2020 Bei-Bei Chen, Si-Liang Li, Philip A.E. Pogge von Strandmann, Jian Sun, Jun Zhong, Cai Li, Ting-Ting Ma, Sen Xu, Cong-Qiang Liu
Ca isotope constraints on chemical weathering processes: Evidence from headwater in the Changjiang River, China
published pages: 119341, ISSN: 0009-2541, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.119341
Chemical Geology 531 2020-02-20
2019 Tianchen He, Maoyan Zhu, Benjamin J. W. Mills, Peter M. Wynn, Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev, Rosalie Tostevin, Philip A. E. Pogge von Strandmann, Aihua Yang, Simon W. Poulton, Graham A. Shields
Possible links between extreme oxygen perturbations and the Cambrian radiation of animals
published pages: 468-474, ISSN: 1752-0894, DOI: 10.1038/s41561-019-0357-z
Nature Geoscience 12/6 2020-02-20
2019 Philip A.E. Pogge von Strandmann, Daniela N. Schmidt, Noah J Planavsky, Guangyi Wei, Chloe L. Todd, Karl-Heinz Baumann
Assessing bulk carbonates as archives for seawater Li isotope ratios
published pages: 119338, ISSN: 0009-2541, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.119338
Chemical Geology 2019-11-07
2019 Philip Pogge von Strandmann, Wes Fraser, Sam Hammond, Gary Tarbuck, Ia Wood, Eric Oelkers, Melissa Murphy
Experimental determination of Li isotope behaviour during basalt T weathering
published pages: 34-43, ISSN: 0009-2541, DOI:
Chemical Geology 2019-06-07
2019 Philip A. E. Pogge von Strandmann, Kevin W. Burton, Sandra O. Snæbjörnsdóttir, Bergur Sigfússon, Edda S. Aradóttir, Ingvi Gunnarsson, Helgi A. Alfredsson, Kiflom G. Mesfin, Eric H. Oelkers, Sigurður R. Gislason
Rapid CO2 mineralisation into calcite at the CarbFix storage site quantified using calcium isotopes
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10003-8
Nature Communications 10/1 2019-06-07
2018 Netta Shalev, Juraj Farkaš, Jan Fietzke, Martin Novák, Jan A. Schuessler, Philip A.E. Pogge von Strandmann, Philip B. Törber
Mg Isotope Interlaboratory Comparison of Reference Materials from Earth-Surface Low-Temperature Environments
published pages: 205-221, ISSN: 1639-4488, DOI: 10.1111/ggr.12208
Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 42/2 2019-05-13
2018 Matthew O. Clarkson, Claudine H. Stirling, Hugh C. Jenkyns, Alexander J. Dickson, Don Porcelli, Christopher M. Moy, Philip A. E. Pogge von Strandmann, Ilsa R. Cooke, Timothy M. Lenton
Uranium isotope evidence for two episodes of deoxygenation during Oceanic Anoxic Event 2
published pages: 2918-2923, ISSN: 0027-8424, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1715278115
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115/12 2019-05-13
2019 Melissa J. Murphy, Don Porcelli, Philip A.E. Pogge von Strandmann, Catherine A. Hirst, Liselott Kutscher, Joachim A. Katchinoff, Carl-Magnus Mörth, Trofim Maximov, Per S. Andersson
Tracing silicate weathering processes in the permafrost-dominated Lena River watershed using lithium isotopes
published pages: 154-171, ISSN: 0016-7037, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.10.024
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 245 2019-05-13
2019 Eric H. Oelkers, Rhiannon Butcher, Philip A.E. Pogge von Strandmann, Jan A. Schuessler, Friedhelm von Blanckenburg, Sandra Ó. Snæbjörnsdóttir, Kiflom Mesfin, Edda Sif Aradóttir, Ingvi Gunnarsson, Bergur Sigfússon, Einar Gunnlaugsson, Juerg M. Matter, Martin Stute, Sigurdur R. Gislason
Using stable Mg isotope signatures to assess the fate of magnesium during the in situ mineralisation of CO2 and H2S at the CarbFix site in SW-Iceland
published pages: 542-555, ISSN: 0016-7037, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.11.011
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 245 2019-05-13
2017 P.A.E. Pogge von Strandmann, A. Desrochers, M.J. Murphy, A.J. Finlay, D. Selby, T.M. Lenton
Global climate stabilisation by chemical weathering during the Hirnantian glaciation
published pages: 230-237, ISSN: 2410-339X, DOI: 10.7185/geochemlet.1726
Geochemical Perspectives Letters 2019-06-18
2017 Philip A.E. Pogge von Strandmann, Anton Vaks, Miryam Bar-Matthews, Avner Ayalon, Ezekiel Jacob, Gideon M. Henderson
Lithium isotopes in speleothems: Temperature-controlled variation in silicate weathering during glacial cycles
published pages: 64-74, ISSN: 0012-821X, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.04.014
Earth and Planetary Science Letters 469 2019-06-18
2019 Long-Fei Gou, Zhangdong Jin, Philip A.E. Pogge von Strandmann, Gen Li, Yuan-Xin Qu, Jun Xiao, Li Deng, Albert Galy
Li isotopes in the middle Yellow River: Seasonal variability, sources and fractionation
published pages: 88-108, ISSN: 0016-7037, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.01.007
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 248 2019-05-13
2019 Philip A. E. Pogge von Strandmann, Jonas Olsson, Tu-Han Luu, Sigurður R. Gislason, Kevin W. Burton
Using Mg Isotopes to Estimate Natural Calcite Compositions and Precipitation Rates During the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull Eruption
published pages: , ISSN: 2296-6463, DOI: 10.3389/feart.2019.00006
Frontiers in Earth Science 7 2019-05-13

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "CONTROLPASTCO2" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "CONTROLPASTCO2" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.1.)


The Enemy of the Good: Towards a Theory of Moral Progress

Read More  


The Mass Politics of Disintegration

Read More  


3D printed micro- and nano-optics for future integrated vision and endoscopy systems

Read More