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5 billion years old (Ueno et al. 2006). Both pathways of methanogenesis are found among the fermenting bacteria that inhabit wetlands and coastal ocean sediments today (see Chapters 7 and 9). Without O2 in the atmosphere, these early microbial metabolisms may have led to large accumulations of methane and an enhanced greenhouse effect on Earth (Catling et al. 2001). Today, microbial communities performing methanogenesis by CO2 reduction are also found deep in the Earth, where H2 is available from geologic sources (Stevens and McKinley 1995, Chapelle et al.
For any reservoir that is in steady state, mean residence time (MRT) is defined as MRT ¼ Mass=flux; ð3:3Þ 1 where flux may be either the input or the loss from the reservoir. Since the stratosphere is not well mixed vertically, the mean residence time of stratospheric air increases with altitude (Waugh and Hall 2002). 6 years for stratospheric air. 5 years. 1 gives the globally averaged concentration of some important gases in the atmosphere. 14 Â 1021 g (Trenberth and Guillemot 1994). The mean residence times of these gases are much longer than the rate of atmospheric mixing.
I. PROCESSES AND REACTIONS 55 ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION Atmospheric scientists have examined the exchange of air mass between the troposphere and the stratosphere by following the fate of industrial pollutants released to the troposphere and radioactive contaminants released to the stratosphere in tests of atomic weapons during the 1950s and early 1960s (Warneck 2000). In these considerations, the concept of mean residence time is useful. For any reservoir that is in steady state, mean residence time (MRT) is defined as MRT ¼ Mass=flux; ð3:3Þ 1 where flux may be either the input or the loss from the reservoir.
Biogeochemistry. An Analysis of Global Change by William H. Schlesinger and Emily S. Bernhardt (Auth.)