Palaeoproterozoic oxygenated oceans following the Lomagundi–Jatuli Event

  title={Palaeoproterozoic oxygenated oceans following the Lomagundi–Jatuli Event},
  author={Kaarel M{\"a}nd and Stefan V. Lalonde and Leslie J. Robbins and Marie Thoby and K Paiste and Timmu Kreitsmann and P{\"a}{\"a}rn Paiste and Christopher T. Reinhard and Alexandr E. Romashkin and Noah J. Planavsky and K. Kirsim{\"a}e and Aivo Lepland and Kurt O. Konhauser},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
The approximately 2,220–2,060 million years old Lomagundi–Jatuli Event was the longest positive carbon isotope excursion in Earth history and is traditionally interpreted to reflect an increased organic carbon burial and a transient rise in atmospheric O 2 . However, it is widely held that O 2 levels collapsed for more than a billion years after this. Here we show that black shales postdating the Lomagundi–Jatuli Event from the approximately 2,000 million years old Zaonega Formation contain the… Expand

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