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Monday, 16 June 2014

The Proterozoic Oxygen Rise

The Proterozoic Oxygen Rise

Earth's breathable atmosphere a result of continents
taking control of the carbon cycle, University of
Exeter, Science Daily, June 9, 2014

Mills, B., T. M. Lenton, and A. J. Watson, 2014,
Proterozoic oxygen rise linked to shifting balance
between seafloor and terrestrial weathering.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
of the United States of America. Published online
before print June 9, 2014.

A related article is:
Geologists confirm oxygen levels of ancient oceans
Syracuse University, Science Daily, June 10, 2014

Hardisty, D. S. , Z. Lu, N. J. Planavsky, A. Bekker,
P. Philippot, X. Zhou, and T. W. Lyons, 2014, An
iodine record of Paleoproterozoic surface ocean
oxygenation. Geology. First published online May 22, 2014,

A related paper is:
Lyons, T. W., C. T. Reinhard, and N. J. Planavsky, 2014,
The rise of oxygen in Earth’s early ocean and atmosphere.
Nature. vol. 506, no. 7488, pp. 307-315.

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