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The Interplay Between Lithosphere-Biosphere and Atmosphere During Archean-Proterozoic Transition and its Implication in the Supercontinent Assembly

  • Submission deadline: 25 June 2021
  • Lead Editor: Pritam Nasipuri, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India
  • Guest Editors:
    • Tamer Abu-Alam, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
    • Kumar Batuk Joshi, National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), India

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Early Earth’s tectonic processes during the Archean-Proterozoic time, where the Earth was chemically and thermally immature, are a long-standing scientific challenge. This knowledge gap limits our understanding of the Earth’s early system where the interactions between the lithospheric processes, the atmosphere, the biosphere, and the hydrosphere are believed to have been more complicated than today. Limited Archean-Proterozoic outcrops and a lack of careful combination of multi-source geological data and different tectonic process hypotheses contribute to this knowledge gap.

In this Special Issue, we aim to attract a set of high-quality papers that discuss and present data from Archean-Proterozoic outcrops to understand the nature of tectonic evolution during this period of the Earth’s history. The Issue also welcomes contributions that study the interaction between the lithosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere. Review articles and original research contributions that provide an overview of the tectonics and Earth’s structure during this period will be considered.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Tectonic evolution studies on Archean-Proterozoic crust
  • Metamorphic and igneous petrology studies on Archean-Proterozoic crust
  • Geochronological studies on Archean-Proterozoic crust
  • Regional studies researching the paleogeographic of super-continents during the Archean-Proterozoic time
  • Paleo-magnetic studies on Archean-Proterozoic outcrops
  • Basin analysis studies
  • Multidisciplinary studies aiming to understand the interaction between the lithosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere during the Archean-Proterozoic transition

Papers are published upon acceptance.

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