Possible link between Earth’s rotation rate and oxygenation

  title={Possible link between Earth’s rotation rate and oxygenation},
  author={Judith M. Klatt and Arjun Chennu and Brian K. Arbic and Bopaiah A Biddanda and Gregory J. Dick},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  pages={564 - 570}
The biotic and abiotic controls on major shifts in atmospheric oxygen and the persistence of low-oxygen periods over a majority of Earth’s history remain under debate. Explanations of Earth’s stepwise pattern of oxygenation have mostly neglected the effect of changing diel illumination dynamics linked to daylength, which has increased through geological time due to Earth’s rotational deceleration caused by tidal friction. Here we used microsensor measurements and dynamic modelling of… Expand
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