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Deccan trap

[′dek·ən ′trap]
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In the present study, Hira black soil represents schists of Dharwarian formation, Bidar black soil represents basalts of Deccan trap formation and Shahabad soil represents the limestones of Bhima formation.
The new analysis combined previous data with new samples taken from layers of rock in the Deccan Traps.
Afterall, that impact crater and the Deccan Traps are antipodal.
The results support the idea that the Deccan Traps played a role in the K-Pg extinction, and challenge the dominant theory that a meteorite impact near present-day Chicxulub, Mexico, was the sole cause of the extinction.
The research argued that tens of thousands of years of lava flow from the Deccan Traps, a volcanic region near Mumbai in present-day India, may have spewed poisonous levels of sulfur and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and caused the mass extinction through the resulting global warming and ocean acidification.
Scientists are still trying to unravel the finer details of the Deccan Traps volcanic eruption whose lava was said to have covered an area of over half-a-million square kilometers.
Today, these flows, known as the Deccan Traps, are delimited and interbedded by a sequence of sediments referred to as infratrappean (before trap), intertrappean (between trap), and supratrappean (after trap).
16 In which country are the Deccan Traps, the remains of a huge volcanic eruption which may have raised global temperatures by as much as 8 degrees Celsius?
India's Deccan Traps are famous the world over for an unparalleled abundance of beautiful and diverse zeolites and associated minerals.
The investigated area has granites of Archaean age and is unconformably over lained by the Deccan traps with intertrappean beds.
Of the roughly 150 known meteorite impact sites on Earth, Lonar Crater is the only one that struck in an area layered with volcanic rock--a massive plateau made of ancient lava flows called the Deccan Traps.