publication . Other literature type . Preprint . Article . 2018

EarthN: A New Earth System Nitrogen Model

Johnson, Benjamin W.; Goldblatt, Colin;
  • Published: 03 May 2018
  • Publisher: EarthArXiv
Abstract
The amount of nitrogen in the atmosphere, oceans, crust, and mantle have important ramifications for Earth's biologic and geologic history. Despite this importance, the history and cycling of nitrogen in the Earth system is poorly constrained over time. For example, various models and proxies contrastingly support atmospheric mass stasis, net outgassing, or net ingassing over time. In addition, the amount available to and processing of nitrogen by organisms is intricately linked with and provides feedbacks on oxygen and nutrient cycles. To investigate the Earth system nitrogen cycle over geologic history, we have constructed a new nitrogen cycle model: EarthN. T...
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free text keywords: Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Biogeochemistry, Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, bepress|Physical Sciences and Mathematics, bepress|Physical Sciences and Mathematics|Earth Sciences, bepress|Physical Sciences and Mathematics|Earth Sciences|Biogeochemistry, EarthArXiv|Physical Sciences and Mathematics, EarthArXiv|Physical Sciences and Mathematics|Earth Sciences, EarthArXiv|Physical Sciences and Mathematics|Earth Sciences|Biogeochemistry, Geochemistry and Petrology, Geophysics, Nutrient cycle, Crust, Earth science, Oxygen, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Mantle (geology), Geology, Nitrogen cycle, Nitrogen, Continental crust, Atmosphere
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