Table 3.

Predictions from this study

Scenario 1Scenario 2Scenario 1Scenario 2
MDIS, kg7.8 × 10223.9 × 1022MDIS/MBCC42
MTER, kg7.8 × 10218.3 × 1021MTER/MBCC0.40.4
MJCC, kg1.3 × 10239.2 × 1022MJCC/MBCC64
CWR, kg/y2.2 × 10131.1 × 1013

Note: MBCC = MRLC = 2.2 × 1022 kg is used for the above calculations. MDIS is total mass of dissolved continental crust, MTER is total mass of subducted continental crust, MJCC is total mass of continental crust formed over geologic time, and CWR is predicted average chemical weathering rates over time.