Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Geosonnet 12

The oxidation of the atmosphere,
And buffered ocean water do record
Life’s radiation into a frontier.
When proxies tell this tale, they are adored.
While sulfur oxidation can detect
Stagnation deep in Neptune’s dusky realm,
A noisy delta S makes us suspect
Metabolism signals overwhelm.
Portentous albatross foresaw the brine,
Which makes the sea the beverage of the dead,
Has sulfate contents greybeards can divine
With isotopes of calcium instead.
  The ocean’s respiration, waves to slab,
  Can be deciphered in a far off lab.

Geology 42 711

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