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Determining how atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have changed during the history of the Earth

Badger, Marcus P. S.; Pancost, Richard D. and Harrison, Timothy G. (2011). Determining how atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have changed during the history of the Earth. School Science Review, 93(343) pp. 49–57.

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Abstract

The reconstruction of ancient atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations is essential to understanding the history of the Earth and life. It is also an important guide to identifying the sensitivity of the Earth system to this greenhouse gas and, therefore, constraining its future impact on climate. However, determining the concentration of CO2 in ancient atmospheres is a challenging endeavour requiring the application of state-of-the-art analytical chemistry to geological materials, underpinned by an understanding of photosynthesis and biochemistry. It is truly an interdisciplinary challenge.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0036-6811
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 45576
Depositing User: Marcus Badger
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2016 13:49
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2019 09:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45576
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