Raised sea floor BIF Karijini National Park, Australia

Raised sea floor BIF Karijini National Park, Australia

This risen sea floor is red like rust. As oxygen built up in the waters, iron, which was a plentiful, powerful chemical reactant, rusted and dropped out of solution. Karijini National Park Banded Iron Formations, Australia. Credit: Georgia Tech / Jennifer Glass

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College of Sciences, News Room, Research Horizons

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Research, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Environment, Life Sciences and Biology
Keywords
Proterozoic Eon, biogeochemistry, nitrous oxide, N2O, laughing gas, ferrous iron, iron cycle, nitrogen cycle, nitrogen breathing microbes
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 22, 2018 - 2:01pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018 - 2:01pm