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Dr. Manuel Menzel is a post-doctoral researcher at the Andalusian Earth Science Institute of the Spanish Research Council in Granada, Spain. His main area of research is the study of interactions between water, CO2 and mantle rocks from shallow to high-pressure conditions. Manuel Menzel uses field observations, microstructural analysis and thermodynamic modelling to understand the parameters and mechanisms that control carbonation and decarbonation in active tectonic settings.

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Docencia Telemática - Claves Moodle / Pasen - IES Sierra Nevada

Funded by Junta de Andalucía and European Union



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Authors Year Title Magazine, volume, pages.
Michaela Falkenroth, Andrew N. Green, J. Andrew G. Cooper, Manuel D. Menzel, Gösta Hoffmann,. 2022 Breaking up and making up – reworking of Holocene calcarenite platform into rapidly‐forming beachrock breccias on a high energy coastline (St. Lucia, South Africa) Sedimentology, 69, 1339-1364
J. C. de Obeso, P. B. Kelemen, J. M. Leong, M. D. Menzel, C. E. Manning, M. Godard, Y. Cai, L. Bolge, and Oman Drilling Project Phase 1 Science Team. 2022 Deep Sourced Fluids for Peridotite Carbonation in the Shallow Mantle Wedge of a Fossil Subduction Zone: Sr and C Isotope Profiles of OmanDP Hole BT1B Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(1), e2021JB022704
Manuel D. Menzel, Janos L. Urai, Estibalitz Ukar, Greg Hirth, Alexander Schwedt, András Kovács, Lidia Kibkalo, Peter B. Kelemen,. 2022 Ductile deformation during carbonation of serpentinized peridotite Nature Communications, 13, 3478
Peter B. Kelemen, Juan Carlos de Obeso, James A. Leong, Marguerite Godard, Keishi Okazaki, Alissa J. Kotowski, Craig E. Manning, Eric T. Ellison, Manuel D. Menzel, Janos L. Urai, Greg Hirth, Matthew Rioux, Daniel F. Stockli, Romain Lafay, Andreas M. Beinlich, Jude A. Coggon, Nehal H. Warsi, Jürg M. Matter, Damon A. H. Teagle, Michelle Harris, Katsuyoshi Michibayashi, Eiichi Takazawa, Zaher Al Sulaimani, Oman Drilling Project Science Team. 2022 Listvenite Formation During Mass Transfer into the Leading Edge of the Mantle Wedge: Initial Results from Oman Drilling Project Hole BT1B Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127, e2021JB022352
Manuel D. Menzel, Janos L. Urai, Estibalitz Ukar, Thierry Decrausaz, Marguerite Godard,. 2022 Progressive veining during peridotite carbonation: insights from listvenites in Hole BT1B, Samail ophiolite (Oman) Solid Earth, 13, 1191-1218
Menzel M.D., Garrido C.J., López Sánchez-Vizcaíno V.. 2021 Fluid-mediated carbon release from serpentinite-hosted carbonates during dehydration of antigorite-serpentinite in subduction zones Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 531, 115964
M. D. Menzel, J. L. Urai, J. C. de Obeso, A. Kotowski, C. E. Manning, P. B. Kelemen, M. Kettermann, A. P. Jesus, Y. Harigane, and the Oman Drilling Project Phase 1 Science Team. 2020 Brittle Deformation of Carbonated Peridotite—Insights From Listvenites of the Samail Ophiolite (Oman Drilling Project Hole BT1B) Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125/10, e2020JB020199
Weigang Peng, Lifei Zhang, Manuel D. Menzel, Alberto Vitale Brovarone, Simone Tumiati, Tingting Shen, and Han Hu. 2020 Multistage CO2 sequestration in the subduction zone: Insights from exhumed carbonated serpentinites, SW Tianshan UHP belt, China Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 270, 218-243
Manuel D. Menzel, Carlos J. Garrido, Vicente López Sánchez‐Vizcaíno, Károly Hidas, Claudio Marchesi. 2019 Subduction metamorphism of serpentinite‐hosted carbonates beyond antigorite‐serpentinite dehydration (Nevado‐Filábride Complex, Spain) Journal of Metamorphic Geology, ,
Manuel D. Menzel, Carlos J. Garrido, Vicente López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, Claudio Marchesi, Károly Hidas, Monica P. Escayola, Antonio Delgado Huertas. 2018 Carbonation of mantle peridotite by CO2-rich fluids: the formation of listvenites in the Advocate ophiolite complex (Newfoundland, Canada) Lithos, 323, 238-261

PhD Thesis

  • 2019
    • Doctorado Europeo The Role of Peridotite and Serpentinite in the Deep Carbon Cycle: Constraints from Ophiolites and Exhumed Metamorphic Terranes

      Type: Tesis Doctoral
      Date: 05/07/2019
      Autores/as de tesis: Dr. Manuel Menzel.
      Directores/as de tesis: Dr. Carlos J. Garrido (CSIC), Dr. Vicente López Sánchez-Vizcaíno (Universidad de Jaén) - (Petrology, Geochemistry, Geochronology Group).
      Universidad de Granada

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