Energy, volatile production, and climatic effects of the Chicxulub Cretaceous/Tertiary impact.

@article{Pope1997EnergyVP,
  title={Energy, volatile production, and climatic effects of the Chicxulub Cretaceous/Tertiary impact.},
  author={Kevin O. Pope and Kevin H. Baines and Adriana C. Ocampo and Boris A. Ivanov},
  journal={Journal of geophysical research},
  year={1997},
  volume={102 E9},
  pages={21645-64}
}
A comprehensive analysis of volatiles in the Chicxulub impact strongly supports the hypothesis that impact-generated sulfate aerosols caused over a decade of global cooling, acid rain, and disruption of ocean circulation, which contributed to the mass extinction at the Cretaceous/Tertiary (K/T) boundary. The crater size, meteoritic content of the K/T boundary clay, and impact models indicate that the Chicxulub crater was formed by a short period comet or an asteroid impact that released 0.7-3.4… CONTINUE READING
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