Palaeozoic and Mesozoic Atmospheres

  • Andrew Y. GliksonEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)


Detailed investigations of the carbon, oxygen and sulphur cycles using a range of proxies, including leaf pore stomata, δ13C, δ34S, and 87/86Sr isotopes, as well as geochemical mass balance modeling, provide detailed evidence of major trends as well as distinct events in the atmosphere-ocean-land system during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras (542–65 Ma), including greenhouse Earth periods (CO2 ~2,000–5,000 ppm) and glacial phases (CO2 < 500 ppm), with implications for biological evolution.


Early Jurassic Late Ordovician Anoxia Event Sulphur Cycle Warm Ocean Water 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Archaeology and AnthropologyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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