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Reading the Earth’s history in atmospheric oxygen - Plate tectonics and high atmospheric oxygen concentration closely linked

May 23, 2016

Yusuke Yokoyama and Kazumi Ozaki  (AORI, The University of Tokyo)

An international research group including researchers from the University of Tokyo has revealed that current high concentrations of atmospheric oxygen, known to have come about through two periods of increase, are closely linked to continental formation.

Detail: UTokyo Research "Reading the Earth’s history in atmospheric oxygen - Plate tectonics and high atmospheric oxygen concentration closely linked"
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/utokyo-research/research-news/reading-the-earths-history-in-atmospheric-oxygen.html

UTokyo Research (May 18, 2016)

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