Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation

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

  • Victor A. Melezhik
  • Anthony R. Prave
  • Eero J. Hanski
  • Anthony E. Fallick
  • Aivo Lepland
  • Lee R. Kump
  • Harald Strauss

Part of the Frontiers in Earth Sciences book series (FRONTIERS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Earth’s Oxygenation and Associated Global Events: The FAR-DEEP Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1047-1047
    2. M. Reuschel, H. Strauss, A. Lepland
      Pages 1049-1058
    3. Victor A. Melezhik, Grant M. Young, Patrick G. Eriksson, Wladyslaw Altermann, Lee R. Kump, Aivo Lepland
      Pages 1059-1109
    4. Victor A. Melezhik, Anthony E. Fallick, Adam P. Martin, Daniel J. Condon, Lee R. Kump, Alex T. Brasier et al.
      Pages 1111-1150
    5. Harald Strauss, Victor A. Melezhik, Marlene Reuschel, Anthony E. Fallick, Aivo Lepland, Dmitry V. Rychanchik
      Pages 1169-1194
    6. Harald Strauss, Victor A. Melezhik, Aivo Lepland, Anthony E. Fallick, Eero J. Hanski, Michael M. Filippov et al.
      Pages 1195-1273
    7. Aivo Lepland, Victor A. Melezhik, Dominic Papineau, Alexander E. Romashkin, Lauri Joosu
      Pages 1275-1296
    8. Aivo Lepland, Nicola McLoughlin, Victor A. Melezhik, Alex T. Brasier, Pavel V. Medvedev, Emmanuelle J. Javaux et al.
      Pages 1297-1405
    9. Lee R. Kump, Kalle Kirsimäe, Victor A. Melezhik, Alexander T. Brasier, Anthony E. Fallick, Paula E. Salminen
      Pages 1407-1456
    10. Lee R. Kump, Anton B. Kuznetsov, Igor M. Gorokhov, Victor A. Melezhik, Juraj Farkaš, Ramananda Chakrabarti et al.
      Pages 1457-1514
  3. The Great Oxidation Event: State of the Art and Major Unresolved Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1515-1515
    2. Lee R. Kump, Anthony E. Fallick, Victor A. Melezhik, Harald Strauss, Aivo Lepland
      Pages 1517-1533
  4. FAR-DEEP Core Archive: Future Opportunities for Geoscience Research and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1535-1535

About this book


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!

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor A. Melezhik
    • 1
  • Anthony R. Prave
    • 2
  • Eero J. Hanski
    • 3
  • Anthony E. Fallick
    • 4
  • Aivo Lepland
    • 5
  • Lee R. Kump
    • 6
  • Harald Strauss
    • 7
  1. 1.Geological Survey of Norway, Centre of Excellence in GeobiologyUniversity of BergenTrondheimNorway
  2. 2., Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of St AndrewsFifeUnited Kingdom
  3. 3., Department of GeosciencesUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  4. 4., Environmental Research CentreScottish UniversitiesEast KilbrideUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Geological Survey of NorwayTrondheimNorway
  6. 6., Department of GeosciencesPennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvaniaUSA
  7. 7., Institut für GeologieWestfälische Wilhelms-Univ. MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29669-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29670-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-4621
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