The Age of Paran� Flood Volcanism, Rifting of Gondwanaland, and the Jurassic-Cretaceous Boundary

@article{Renne1992TheAO,
  title={The Age of Paran� Flood Volcanism, Rifting of Gondwanaland, and the Jurassic-Cretaceous Boundary},
  author={Paul R. Renne and Marcia Ernesto and Igor Ivory Gil Pacca and Robert S. Coe and Jonathon M. Glen and Michel Pr�vot and Mireille Perrin},
  journal={Science},
  year={1992},
  volume={258},
  pages={975 - 979}
}
The Paran�-Etendeka flood volcanic event produced ∼1.5 x 106 cubic kilometers of volcanic rocks, ranging from basalts to rhyolites, before the separation of South America and Africa during the Cretaceous period. New 40Ar/39Ar data combined with earlier paleomagnetic results indicate that Paran� flood volcanism in southern Brazil began at 133 � 1 million years ago and lasted less than 1 million years. The implied mean eruption rate on the order of 1.5 cubic kilometers per year is consistent with… 
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