Are Volcanic Gases Serial Killers?

  title={Are Volcanic Gases Serial Killers?},
  author={Bruno Scaillet},
  pages={1628 - 1629}
Environmental consequences of ancient eruptions can be estimated by analysis of glass inclusions trapped in minerals present in lava flows. 
Proliferation of abnormal palynoflora during the end-Devonian biotic crisis
The end-Permian scenario of abnormalfloral growth in immensely stressed habitats may apply to other potentially volcanically-induced biotic turnovers, and there is need for high-resolution studies of the LN Zone to examine this.
Binding effects in sulfur Kα and Kβ X-ray emission spectra
Sulfur samples in different oxidation states (+4, +6, 0 and −2) were irradiated in a commercial microscope, acquiring Kα and Kβ spectra in order to investigate the influence of the chemical bond on


Iceland's Doomsday Scenario?
  • R. Stone
  • Environmental Science
  • 2004
VOLCANOLOGYSKAFTARTUNGA, ICELAND-- The more researchers learn about the unheralded Laki eruption of 1783, the more they see a need to prepare for a reprise that could include fluoride poisoning and
Sulfur and Chlorine in Late Cretaceous Deccan Magmas and Eruptive Gas Release
Large-volume pāhoehoe lava flows erupted 67 to 65 million years ago, forming the Deccan Traps, India, implying that huge amounts of S and Cl gases were released.
Late Cretaceous and paroxysmal Cretaceous/Tertiary extinctions
The various geological signatures at Cretaceous/ Tertiary time including iridium and other associated elements, microspherules, and shock deformation features are compatible with the suggestion that
Methane Release from Igneous Intrusion of Coal during Late Permian Extinction Events
Unusually large and locally variable carbon isotope excursions coincident with mass extinctions at the end of the Permian Period (253 Ma) and Guadalupian Epoch (260 Ma) can be attributed to methane
Volcanic eruptions and climate
Volcanic eruptions are an important natural cause of climate change on many timescales. A new capability to predict the climatic response to a large tropical eruption for the succeeding 2 years will
Extraterrestrial Cause for the Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction
A hypothesis is suggested which accounts for the extinctions and the iridium observations, and the chemical composition of the boundary clay, which is thought to come from the stratospheric dust, is markedly different from that of clay mixed with the Cretaceous and Tertiary limestones, which are chemically similar to each other.
Experimental and Thermodynamic Constraints on the Sulphur Yield of Peralkaline and Metaluminous Silicic Flood Eruptions
Many basaltic flood provinces are characterized by the existence of voluminous amounts of silicic magmas, yet the role of the silicic component in sulphur emissions associated with trap activity
Mineral. Petrol
  • 2007
Large igneous provinces and mass extinctions