Geochemical evidence for combustion of hydrocarbons during the K-T impact event.

@article{Belcher2009GeochemicalEF,
  title={Geochemical evidence for combustion of hydrocarbons during the K-T impact event.},
  author={Claire M Belcher and Paul R. Finch and Margaret E. Collinson and Andrew C Scott and Nathalie V. Grassineau},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 11},
  pages={
          4112-7
        }
}
It has been proposed that extensive wildfires occurred after the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) impact event. An abundance of soot and pyrosynthetic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (pPAHs) in marine K-T boundary impact rocks (BIRs) have been considered support for this hypothesis. However, nonmarine K-T BIRs, from across North America, contain only rare occurrences of charcoal yet abundant noncharred plant remains. pPAHs and soot can be formed from a variety of sources, including partial combustion… CONTINUE READING

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