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Cambridge University Press. F. 2010. How to Find a Habitable Planet. Princeton University Press. H. 2003. Life on a Young Planet. Princeton University Press. R. 1996. The Molecular Biology of Gaia. Columbia University Press. L. B. DeMore. 1999. Photochemistry of Planetary Atmospheres. Oxford University Press. I. PROCESSES AND REACTIONS 48 2. 1. 3)? How does this compare to the total mass of the Earth? What would be the % nitrogen content in these chondrites to account for the nitrogen inventory on Earth?

While spatial heterogeneity in atmospheric concentrations can help us identify important source areas, we can best perceive global changes in atmospheric composition, such as the current increase in CH4, by making long-term measurements in remote locations. 5). Gases that have short mean residence times are highly variable from place to place, whereas those that have long mean residence times relative to atmospheric mixing show relatively little spatial variation. 6 mm above any point on the Earth’s surface (Trenberth 1998).

In this model, the bottom waters may have contained substantial concentrations of sulfide, produced by sulfate-reducing bacteria using SO2À 4 mixing down from above. Since most metals are scarcely soluble in the presence of sulfide (Anbar and Knoll 2002), Fe2þ would have been removed from these bottom waters. Deposition of the banded iron formation would cease because Fe2þ was precipitated as FeS2 rather than Fe2O3 (but see Planavsky et al. 2011). Oxygen began to accumulate to its present-day atmospheric level of 21% when the rate of O2 production by photosynthesis exceeded its rate of consumption by the oxidation of reduced substances.

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