Rapid Eruption of the Siberian Traps Flood Basalts at the Permo-Triassic Boundary

@article{Renne1991RapidEO,
  title={Rapid Eruption of the Siberian Traps Flood Basalts at the Permo-Triassic Boundary},
  author={Paul R. Renne and ASISH R. BASU},
  journal={Science},
  year={1991},
  volume={253},
  pages={176 - 179}
}
  • P. Renne, ASISH R. BASU
  • Published 12 July 1991
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
The Siberian Traps represent one of the most voluminous flood basalt provinces on Earth. Laser-heating 40Ar/39Ar data indicate that the bulk of these basalts was erupted over an extremely short time interval (900,000 � 800,000 years) beginning at about 248 million years ago at mean eruption rates of greater than 1.3 cubic kilometers per year. Such rates are consistent with a mantle plume origin. Magmatism was not associated with significant lithospheric rifting; thus, mantle decompression… Expand
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