Habitable Trinity

James M. Dohm, Shigenori Maruyama

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Abstract

Habitable Trinity is a newly proposed concept of a habitable environment. This concept indicates that the coexistence of an atmosphere (consisting largely of C and N), an ocean (H and O), and a landmass (supplier of nutrients) accompanying continuous material circulation between these three components driven by the Sun is one of the minimum requirements for life to emerge and evolve. The life body consists of C, O, H, N and other various nutrients, and therefore, the presence of water, only, is not a sufficient condition. Habitable Trinity environment must be maintained to supply necessary components for life body. Our Habitable Trinity concept can also be applied to other planets and moons such as Mars, Europa, Titan, and even exoplanets as a useful index in the quest for life-containing planetary bodies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-101
Number of pages7
JournalGeoscience Frontiers
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Atmosphere
  • Habitable Trinity
  • Landmass
  • Ocean
  • Sun

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Dohm, J. M., & Maruyama, S. (2015). Habitable Trinity. Geoscience Frontiers, 6(1), 95-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsf.2014.01.005

Habitable Trinity. / Dohm, James M.; Maruyama, Shigenori.

In: Geoscience Frontiers, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 95-101.

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Dohm, JM & Maruyama, S 2015, 'Habitable Trinity', Geoscience Frontiers, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 95-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsf.2014.01.005
Dohm, James M. ; Maruyama, Shigenori. / Habitable Trinity. In: Geoscience Frontiers. 2015 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 95-101.
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