Selective environmental stress from sulphur emitted by continental flood basalt eruptions

  title={Selective environmental stress from sulphur emitted by continental flood basalt eruptions},
  author={Anja Schmidt and R. A. Skeffington and Thorvaldur Thordarson and Stephen Self and Piers M. Forster and Alexandru Rap and Andy Ridgwell and David C. Fowler and Marjorie Wilson and Graham W. Mann and Paul B. Wignall and Kenneth S. Carslaw},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
Several biotic crises during the past 300 million years have been linked to episodes of continental flood basalt volcanism, and in particular to the release of massive quantities of magmatic sulphur gas species. Flood basalt provinces were typically formed by numerous individual eruptions, each lasting years to decades. However, the environmental impact of these eruptions may have been limited by the occurrence of quiescent periods that lasted hundreds to thousands of years. Here we use a… 

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