Daily Archives: June 1, 2008

Volcanic Gases and the Origin of the Earth’s Atmosphere

Gas plume as lava enters the Pacific Ocean at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. Photo copyrighted by Paul J. Buklarewicz. Two models are most favored for the origin of the atmosphere: outgassing or accretion. Outgassing is related to the differentiation of the … Continue reading

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Atmosphere of Earth:Composition

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