Siberian traps


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Siberian traps

A very large region of thick basaltic rock near the Siberian city of Tura and associated with one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the earth's history. The eruption took place approximately 245 million years ago and is thought to be a cause of the mass extinctions at the boundary of the Permian and Triassic Periods.
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In fact, only two eruptions were larger than the one in the Pacific Northwest: the basalt flood of the Siberian Traps and the Deccan Traps.
A devastating confluence of geological events is thought to have triggered the Great Dying a quarter-billion years ago, including a massive eruption of climate-changing carbon dioxide from volcanoes associated with the Siberian Traps.
The Siberian Traps eruptions spewed more than 3 million cubic kilometers of molten rock (SN: 1/15/11, p.
They found volcanism related to the formation of the Siberian Traps likely injected two pulses of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere during the Permian-Triassic Boundary extinction, which lasted about 60,000 years.
Some researchers have suggested that these gases might have been spewed out by the volcanic eruptions that produced the Siberian traps, a vast formation of volcanic rock produced by the most extensive eruptions in Earth's geological record.
Up to 90% of marine species and 70% of land vertebrates were killed by massive volcanic eruptions from the region now called the Siberian Traps, which covers much of northern Asia.
The explosion created the Siberian Traps, huge deposits of igneous rocks in what is now Russia.
It is believed to have been caused by volcanic eruptions in Russia which produced a huge area of lava known as the Siberian traps.
An even larger lava field, the Siberian Traps, covers the Noril'sk-Putarana Plateau in north central Siberia.
They are hosted in a number of intrusions that were part of a network of feeders to the Siberian Traps (flood basalts).
Other recent research has suggested that in this volcanic area called the Siberian Traps, the intense heat of (http://www.
To determine whether eruptions from the Siberian Traps triggered a massive increase in oceanic carbon dioxide, Burgess and Bowring are using similar dating techniques to establish a timescale for the Permian period's volcanic eruptions that are estimated to have covered over five million cubic kilometers.