Effects of gamma ray bursts in Earth’s biosphere

  title={Effects of gamma ray bursts in Earth’s biosphere},
  author={O. Mart{\'i}n and Rolando C{\'a}rdenas and Mayrene Guimarais and Liuba Pe{\~n}ate and J. Horvath and D. Galante},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  • O. Martín, Rolando Cárdenas, +3 authors D. Galante
  • Published 2010
  • Physics, Biology
  • Astrophysics and Space Science
  • We continue former work on the modeling of potential effects of Gamma Ray Bursts on Phanerozoic Earth. We focus on global biospheric effects of ozone depletion and model the spectral reduction of light by NO2 formed in the stratosphere. We also illustrate the current complexities involved in the prediction of how terrestrial ecosystems would respond to this kind of burst. We conclude that more biological field and laboratory data are needed to reach even moderate accuracy in this modeling. 
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