Baby, it's cold outside: Climate model simulations of the effects of the asteroid impact at the end of the Cretaceous

  title={Baby, it's cold outside: Climate model simulations of the effects of the asteroid impact at the end of the Cretaceous},
  author={J. Brugger and G. Feulner and S. Petri},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  • J. Brugger, G. Feulner, S. Petri
  • Published 2017
  • Geology
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Sixty-six million years ago, the end-Cretaceous mass extinction ended the reign of the dinosaurs. Flood basalt eruptions and an asteroid impact are widely discussed causes, yet their contributions remain debated. Modeling the environmental changes after the Chicxulub impact can shed light on this question. Existing studies, however, focused on the effect of dust or used one-dimensional, noncoupled atmosphere models. Here we explore the longer-lasting cooling due to sulfate aerosols using a… CONTINUE READING
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