Norman H Sleep

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Initiation of clement surface conditions on the earliest Earth
    N H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:3666-72. 2001
  2. pmc H2-rich fluids from serpentinization: geochemical and biotic implications
    N H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:12818-23. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Palaeoclimatology: Archaean palaeosols and Archaean air
    Norman H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Nature 432:2 p following 460; discussion following 460. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Dioxygen over geological time
    Norman H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Met Ions Biol Syst 43:49-73. 2005
  5. pmc Serpentinite and the dawn of life
    Norman H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:2857-69. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Did earthquakes keep the early crust habitable?
    Norman H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Astrobiology 7:1023-32. 2007
  7. pmc Evolutionary ecology during the rise of dioxygen in the Earth's atmosphere
    Norman H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:2651-64. 2008
  8. pmc The Hadean-Archaean environment
    Norman H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol 2:a002527. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Cutting anthropic knots and the rise of O2
    Norman H Sleep
    Astrobiology 5:331-2. 2005

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Publications9

  1. pmc Initiation of clement surface conditions on the earliest Earth
    N H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:3666-72. 2001
    ..A potentially evolutionarily significant warm period of between 10(5) and 10(7) years seems likely, which nonetheless was brief compared to the vast expanse of geological time...
  2. pmc H2-rich fluids from serpentinization: geochemical and biotic implications
    N H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:12818-23. 2004
    ..Conversely, inorganic catalysis of methane by FeNi3 competes with nascent and extant life...
  3. ncbi request reprint Palaeoclimatology: Archaean palaeosols and Archaean air
    Norman H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Nature 432:2 p following 460; discussion following 460. 2004
    ..The presence or absence of siderite in ancient soils is a valid constraint on the carbon dioxide partial pressure (pCO2) in ancient atmospheres...
  4. ncbi request reprint Dioxygen over geological time
    Norman H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Met Ions Biol Syst 43:49-73. 2005
  5. pmc Serpentinite and the dawn of life
    Norman H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:2857-69. 2011
    ..9 Ga, but older rocks that might retain evidence of its presence have not been found. Earth's sequesters extensive evidence of Archaean and younger subducted biological material, but has yet to be exploited for the Hadean record...
  6. doi request reprint Did earthquakes keep the early crust habitable?
    Norman H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Astrobiology 7:1023-32. 2007
    ..Hence, active faults act as concentrated niches capable of episodically tapping resources in the bulk volume of the rock. Radiolysis and ferrous iron are potentially bases of sustainable hard-rock niches...
  7. pmc Evolutionary ecology during the rise of dioxygen in the Earth's atmosphere
    Norman H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:2651-64. 2008
    ..Anoxygenic photosynthesis remained important until there was enough O(2) in downwelling seawater to quantitatively oxidize massive sulphides at mid-ocean ridge axes...
  8. pmc The Hadean-Archaean environment
    Norman H Sleep
    Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol 2:a002527. 2010
    ..Overall, mantle derived rocks, especially kimberlites and similar CO(2)-rich magmas, preserve evidence of subducted upper oceanic crust, ancient surface environments, and biosignatures of photosynthesis...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cutting anthropic knots and the rise of O2
    Norman H Sleep
    Astrobiology 5:331-2. 2005