Uranium isotopes in marine carbonates as a global ocean paleoredox proxy: A critical review

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Uranium isotopes in marine carbonates as a global ocean paleoredox proxy : A critical review. / Zhang, Feifei; Lenton, Timothy M.; del Rey, Álvaro; Romaniello, Stephen J.; Chen, Xinming; Planavsky, Noah J.; Clarkson, Matthew O.; Dahl, Tais W.; Lau, Kimberly V.; Wang, Wenqian; Li, Ziheng; Zhao, Mingyu; Isson, Terry; Algeo, Thomas J.; Anbar, Ariel D.

In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2020.

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Zhang, F, Lenton, TM, del Rey, Á, Romaniello, SJ, Chen, X, Planavsky, NJ, Clarkson, MO, Dahl, TW, Lau, KV, Wang, W, Li, Z, Zhao, M, Isson, T, Algeo, TJ & Anbar, AD 2020, 'Uranium isotopes in marine carbonates as a global ocean paleoredox proxy: A critical review', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2020.05.011

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Zhang, F., Lenton, T. M., del Rey, Á., Romaniello, S. J., Chen, X., Planavsky, N. J., ... Anbar, A. D. (Accepted/In press). Uranium isotopes in marine carbonates as a global ocean paleoredox proxy: A critical review. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2020.05.011

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Zhang F, Lenton TM, del Rey Á, Romaniello SJ, Chen X, Planavsky NJ et al. Uranium isotopes in marine carbonates as a global ocean paleoredox proxy: A critical review. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2020.05.011

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Zhang, Feifei ; Lenton, Timothy M. ; del Rey, Álvaro ; Romaniello, Stephen J. ; Chen, Xinming ; Planavsky, Noah J. ; Clarkson, Matthew O. ; Dahl, Tais W. ; Lau, Kimberly V. ; Wang, Wenqian ; Li, Ziheng ; Zhao, Mingyu ; Isson, Terry ; Algeo, Thomas J. ; Anbar, Ariel D. / Uranium isotopes in marine carbonates as a global ocean paleoredox proxy : A critical review. In: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2020.

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title = "Uranium isotopes in marine carbonates as a global ocean paleoredox proxy: A critical review",
abstract = "The protracted oxygenation of the ocean-atmosphere system is one of the most fundamental changes to the Earth system through its history. The uranium isotopic composition (238U/235U, denoted as δ238U) of marine carbonates has been developed as a proxy to quantitatively track the timing, duration, and extent of global marine redox chemistry changes. This proxy has been applied to many critical evolutionary intervals in the last decade, significantly advancing our understanding of how life on Earth and its environment have co-evolved through geological history. Successful application of the uranium isotope paleoredox proxy requires a thorough understanding of the marine uranium budget, the processes by which seawater U-isotope signatures are recorded in marine carbonates, and the potential for alteration of these primary signatures by syn- and post-depositional diagenetic processes. Here, we provide a critical review of the U isotope proxy in marine carbonates with a focus on the current problems and areas where future work is needed to further develop this proxy. We also use a recently developed global C-P-U cycle model to illustrate that when the carbon cycle is perturbed by volcanic carbon injections, the ensuing transient relationship between seafloor anoxic area and δ238U can be complex and sometimes counter-intuitive.",
keywords = "Diagenesis, OAE, Oceanic anoxia, Paleoenvironments, Redox conditions, Uranium cycle",
author = "Feifei Zhang and Lenton, {Timothy M.} and {del Rey}, {\'A}lvaro and Romaniello, {Stephen J.} and Xinming Chen and Planavsky, {Noah J.} and Clarkson, {Matthew O.} and Dahl, {Tais W.} and Lau, {Kimberly V.} and Wenqian Wang and Ziheng Li and Mingyu Zhao and Terry Isson and Algeo, {Thomas J.} and Anbar, {Ariel D.}",
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T2 - A critical review

AU - Zhang, Feifei

AU - Lenton, Timothy M.

AU - del Rey, Álvaro

AU - Romaniello, Stephen J.

AU - Chen, Xinming

AU - Planavsky, Noah J.

AU - Clarkson, Matthew O.

AU - Dahl, Tais W.

AU - Lau, Kimberly V.

AU - Wang, Wenqian

AU - Li, Ziheng

AU - Zhao, Mingyu

AU - Isson, Terry

AU - Algeo, Thomas J.

AU - Anbar, Ariel D.

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N2 - The protracted oxygenation of the ocean-atmosphere system is one of the most fundamental changes to the Earth system through its history. The uranium isotopic composition (238U/235U, denoted as δ238U) of marine carbonates has been developed as a proxy to quantitatively track the timing, duration, and extent of global marine redox chemistry changes. This proxy has been applied to many critical evolutionary intervals in the last decade, significantly advancing our understanding of how life on Earth and its environment have co-evolved through geological history. Successful application of the uranium isotope paleoredox proxy requires a thorough understanding of the marine uranium budget, the processes by which seawater U-isotope signatures are recorded in marine carbonates, and the potential for alteration of these primary signatures by syn- and post-depositional diagenetic processes. Here, we provide a critical review of the U isotope proxy in marine carbonates with a focus on the current problems and areas where future work is needed to further develop this proxy. We also use a recently developed global C-P-U cycle model to illustrate that when the carbon cycle is perturbed by volcanic carbon injections, the ensuing transient relationship between seafloor anoxic area and δ238U can be complex and sometimes counter-intuitive.

AB - The protracted oxygenation of the ocean-atmosphere system is one of the most fundamental changes to the Earth system through its history. The uranium isotopic composition (238U/235U, denoted as δ238U) of marine carbonates has been developed as a proxy to quantitatively track the timing, duration, and extent of global marine redox chemistry changes. This proxy has been applied to many critical evolutionary intervals in the last decade, significantly advancing our understanding of how life on Earth and its environment have co-evolved through geological history. Successful application of the uranium isotope paleoredox proxy requires a thorough understanding of the marine uranium budget, the processes by which seawater U-isotope signatures are recorded in marine carbonates, and the potential for alteration of these primary signatures by syn- and post-depositional diagenetic processes. Here, we provide a critical review of the U isotope proxy in marine carbonates with a focus on the current problems and areas where future work is needed to further develop this proxy. We also use a recently developed global C-P-U cycle model to illustrate that when the carbon cycle is perturbed by volcanic carbon injections, the ensuing transient relationship between seafloor anoxic area and δ238U can be complex and sometimes counter-intuitive.

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KW - OAE

KW - Oceanic anoxia

KW - Paleoenvironments

KW - Redox conditions

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