Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation

Volume 1: The Palaeoproterozoic of Fennoscandia as Context for the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project

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

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Palaeoproterozoic Earth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. A. Melezhik, L. R. Kump, E. J. Hanski, A. E. Fallick, A. R. Prave
      Pages 3-21
  3. The Fennoscandian Arctic Russia: Drilling Early Earth Project (FAR-DEEP)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
  4. Fennoscandia: The First 500 Million Years of the Palaeoproterozoic

  5. Geology of the Drilling Sites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. V. A. Melezhik
      Pages 249-287
    3. V. A. Melezhik, E. J. Hanski
      Pages 289-385
    4. V. A. Melezhik, P. V. Medvedev, S. A. Svetov
      Pages 387-490

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 punctuated by several extraordinary events and episodes that perturbed the entire Earth system. One of the earliest and arguably greatest of these events was a substantial increase (orders of magnitude) in the atmospheric oxygen abundance, sometimes referred to as the Great Oxidation Event.
Volume 1: The Palaeoproterozoic of Fennoscandia as Context for the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Earth Project describes the implementation of the FAR-DEEP drilling project in Arctic Russia. It summarises the knowledge of more than 50 years of largely Russian-led fieldwork, information hitherto virtually unavailable in the west, and provides geological description of drilling areas with an overwhelming illustration of rocks by high-quality, representative photographs. The volume offers a comprehensive review and rich photo-illustration of palaeotectonic, palaeogeographic and magmatic evolution of the Fennoscandian Shield in the early Palaeoproterozoic, and link the evolution of the shield to the emergence of an aerobic Earth system. The volume unfolds the event-based Fennoscandian chronostratigraphy and discusses the chronology of the Palaeoproterozoic global events as the base for a new subdivision of Palaeoproterozoic time.
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
  • Anthony E. Fallick
    • 3
  • Lee R. Kump
    • 4
  • Harald Strauss
    • 5
  • Aivo Lepland
    • 6
  • Eero J. Hanski
    • 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., Environmental Research CentreScottish UniversitiesEast KilbrideUnited Kingdom
  4. 4., Department of GeosciencesPennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvaniaUSA
  5. 5., Institut für GeologieWestfälische Wilhelms-Univ. MünsterMünsterGermany
  6. 6.Geological Survey of NorwayTrondheimNorway
  7. 7., Department of GeosciencesUniversity of OuluOuluFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29681-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29682-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-4621
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