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Gas fluxes from flood basalt eruptions

Self, Stephen; Thordarson, Thorvaldur and Widdowson, Mike (2005). Gas fluxes from flood basalt eruptions. Elements, 1(5) pp. 283–287.

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Large igneous provinces record major outpourings of igneous rocks, both on the continents and in ocean basins. Their origin is still vigorously disputed, with models invoking mantle plumes, thermal effects of the lithosphere, and meteorite impacts. The environmental consequences are also hotly debated: some argue that voluminous flood basalt volcanism triggered catastrophic changes to the global climate and mass extinctions, whereas others believe their effects to be much less significant.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1811-5209
Extra Information: Special Issue on Large Igneous Provinces and Environmental Change, Eds A.D. Saunders Stephen Self.
Keywords: flood basalt volcanism; eruption vlumes; gas release; atmospheric impact
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 5095
Depositing User: Ashea Tambe
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:53
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