Tag Archives: Earth’s Atmosphere

1896: Exploring the Layers of Earth’s Atmosphere – The Contributions of Teisserenc de Bort and Aßmann

Teisserenc de Bort and Aßmann's pioneering balloon experiments revealed the layered structure of Earth's atmosphere, leading to the identification of five distinct layers

c. 2.5 Billion BCE: The Great Oxidation – A Transformative Event in Earth’s History

Explores the Great Oxidation, a pivotal event caused by the rise of oxygen-producing cyanobacteria, which significantly altered Earth's atmosphere and led to the extinction of many anaerobic species while paving the way for aerobic life [...]

c. 3-1.8 Billion BCE: Decoding Banded Iron Formations – A Geological Mystery

Examines Banded Iron Formations (BIFs), which reveal early oxygenation events on Earth, linking them to the rise of oxygenic photosynthesis by cyanobacteria and the subsequent atmospheric changes.