Written and edited by Ichiko Sugiyama, Kärt Paiste, and Aivo Lepland This past November, over 45 scientists and industry members from 13 nationalities gathered at the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) in Trondheim to participate in the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program’s (ICDP) thematic workshop-the Gabon and Oxygenation of Earth – Drilling Early Earth ProjectContinue reading “GOE-DEEP: An International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) proposal to probe Earth’s Great Oxidation”
Category Archives: Great Oxidation Event
What is [Atmosphere]
What is [geology] series presents [Atmosphere].
The evolution of Earth’s atmosphere
In the previous post, we established that the different rock types, namely sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, reveal information about the processes involved in shaping our planet’s exterior environments as well as the interior conditions. Sedimentary rocks, in particular, are a fantastic rock record, known to capture indirect relations between the atmosphere (air) and theContinue reading “The evolution of Earth’s atmosphere”
Dioxygen (O2) is a potent little molecule that distinguishes Earth from other planets in the Solar System. The high oxygen content of the air we breathe is considered essential to sustain life as we know it, and yet it was not an original constituent of Earth’s atmosphere. Like other rocky planets in the Solar System,Continue reading “Introduction”