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Frontiers in Earth Sciences

Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation

Volume 3: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project

Editors: Melezhik, V., Prave, A.R., Hanski, E.J., Fallick, A.E., Lepland, A., Kump, L.R., Strauss, H. (Eds.)

  • Establishment of a well-characterized, well-dated and well-archived succession of rocks for the period of 2500-2000 Ma
  • Documentation of the changes in the biosphere and the geosphere associated with the rise in atmospheric oxygen
  • Development of a self-consistent model to explain the genesis and timing of the establishment of the aerobic Earth System
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Earth’s present-day environments are the outcome of a 4.5 billion year period of evolution reflecting the interaction of global-scale geological and biological processes. Punctuating that evolution were several extraordinary events and episodes that perturbed the entire Earth system and led to the creation of new environmental conditions, sometimes even to fundamental changes in how planet Earth operated. 
Volume 3: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Earth Project represents another kind of illustrated journey through the early Palaeoproterozoic, provided by syntheses, reviews and summaries of the current state of our understanding of a series of global events that resulted in a fundamental change of the Earth System from an anoxic to an oxic state. The book discusses traces of life, possible causes for the Huronian-age glaciations, addresses radical changes in carbon, sulphur and phosphorus cycles during the Palaeoproterozoic, and provides a comprehensive description and a rich photo-documentation of the early Palaeoproterozoic supergiant, petrified oil-field. Terrestrial environments are characterised through a critical review of available data on weathered and calichified surfaces and travertine deposits. Potential implementation of Ca, Mg, Sr, Fe, Mo, U and Re-Os isotope systems for deciphering Palaeoproterozoic seawater chemistry and a change in the redox-state of water and sedimentary columns are discussed. The volume considers in detail the definition of the oxic atmosphere, possible causes for the oxygen rise, and considers the oxidation of terrestrial environment not as a single event, but a slow-motion process lasting over hundreds of millions of years. Finally, the book provides a roadmap as to how the FAR-DEEP cores may facilitate future interesting science and provide a new foundation for education in earth-science community. Welcome to the illustrative journey through one of the most exciting periods of planet Earth!

Reviews

“The third volume of the three-volume set dedicated to this outstanding project comprises major theoretical contributions reviewing the planetary dynamics at the times of the so-called ‘Great Oxidation Event. … strongly recommended to all Precambrain geologists (including stratigraphers, geochemists, and economic geologists) and palaeontologists (including palaeobiologists and geo-(astro-)biologists) … . This volume will be both interesting and enjoyable to not only professionals, but also many students specialized in the Precambrian geology.” (Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, Issue 5-6, 2014)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • 7.1 The End of Mass-Independent Fractionation of Sulphur Isotopes

    Reuschel, M. (et al.)

    Pages 1049-1058

  • 7.2 Huronian-Age Glaciation

    Melezhik, Victor A. (et al.)

    Pages 1059-1109

  • 7.3 The Palaeoproterozoic Perturbation of the Global Carbon Cycle: The Lomagundi-Jatuli Isotopic Event

    Melezhik, Victor A. (et al.)

    Pages 1111-1150

  • 7.4 An Apparent Oxidation of the Upper Mantle versus Regional Deep Oxidation of Terrestrial Surfaces in the Fennoscandian Shield

    Rybacki, Kyle S. (et al.)

    Pages 1151-1167

  • 7.5 Abundant Marine Calcium Sulphates: Radical Change of Seawater Sulphate Reservoir and Sulphur Cycle

    Strauss, Harald (et al.)

    Pages 1169-1194

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation
Book Subtitle
Volume 3: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project
Editors
  • Victor Melezhik
  • Anthony R. Prave
  • Eero J. Hanski
  • Anthony E. Fallick
  • Aivo Lepland
  • Lee R. Kump
  • Harald Strauss
Series Title
Frontiers in Earth Sciences
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29670-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29670-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29669-7
Series ISSN
1863-4621
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 506
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 177 illustrations in colour
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