Periodic oceanic euxinia and terrestrial fluxes linked to astronomical forcing during the Late Devonian Frasnian–Famennian mass extinction

  title={Periodic oceanic euxinia and terrestrial fluxes linked to astronomical forcing during the Late Devonian Frasnian–Famennian mass extinction},
  author={Man Lu and Yuehan Lu and Takehitio Ikejiri and Dayang Sun and Richard E. Carroll and Elliot H. Blair and Thomas J. Algeo and Yongge Sun},
  journal={Earth and Planetary Science Letters},
  • Man Lu, Yuehan Lu, Yongge Sun
  • Published 15 May 2021
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Earth and Planetary Science Letters
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