U-Pb geochronology of the Deccan Traps and relation to the end-Cretaceous mass extinction

  title={U-Pb geochronology of the Deccan Traps and relation to the end-Cretaceous mass extinction},
  author={Blair Schoene and Kyle M. Samperton and Michael P. Eddy and Gerta Keller and Thierry Adatte and Samuel A. Bowring and Syed F.R. Khadri and Brian Gertsch},
  pages={182 - 184}
Dating the influence of Deccan Traps eruptions The Deccan Traps flood basalts in India represent over a million cubic kilometers of erupted lava. These massive eruptions occurred around the same time as the end-Cretaceous mass extinction some 65 million years ago, which famously wiped out all nonavian dinosaurs. Schoene et al. determined the precise timing and duration of the main phase of the eruptions, which lasted over 750,000 years and occurred just 250,000 years before the Cretaceous… 

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