Beginning of atmospheric oxygen production

Range ~3.2 Billion years ago
Organism Biosphere
Reference Duursma EK, Boisson MPRM, Global oceanic and atmospheric oxygen stability considered in relation to the carbon-cycle and to different time scales. Oceanologica Acta (0399-1784) (Gauthier-Villars), 1994 , Vol. 17 , N. 2 , P. 117-141 link p.117 2nd paragraph
Comments P.117 2nd paragraph: "Atmospheric oxygen production began some 3.2 billion years ago, and has resulted in a net total amount of 5.63 x 10^20 mol (1.8 x 10^22 g) of oxygen, of which 3.75 x 10^19 mol is present as free oxygen in the atmosphere and 3.1 x 10^17 mol as dissolved oxygen in the oceans, the remainder being stored in a large number of oxidized terrestrial and oceanic compounds. For the past 600 million years, atmospheric oxygen has been modelled as ranging between 7 and 30 O2 vol % (one model even proposes up to 35 O2 vol%)."
Entered by Uri M
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