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Reconstructing paleoredox conditions through a multitracer approach; the key to the past is the present

Silke Severmann and Ariel D. Anbar
Reconstructing paleoredox conditions through a multitracer approach; the key to the past is the present
Elements (December 2009) 5 (6): 359-364

Abstract

Knowledge about paleoredox conditions is essential for reconstructing how the oxygenation of the Earth's surface environment has changed through time and affected the evolution of life on our planet. Some metal stable isotope systems, such as Mo isotopes, record the extent of ocean oxygenation directly. Others, such as Fe isotopes, record redox conditions indirectly through their effects on biological processes that are sensitive to the presence of oxygen. Studies of modern analogs and experiments have improved our understanding of the processes responsible for the observed isotope trends and have helped to advance the use of these isotope tools for paleoredox reconstructions.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 5
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Reconstructing paleoredox conditions through a multitracer approach; the key to the past is the present
Affiliation: Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Pages: 359-364
Published: 200912
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 31
Accession Number: 2010-012727
Categories: Isotope geochemistry
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Arizona State University, USA, United States
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201008
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