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Deccan trap

[′dek·ən ′trap]
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The new analysis combined previous data with new samples taken from layers of rock in the Deccan Traps.
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.
1984) Deccan trap flows in parts of Nanded and Yeotmal districts, Maharashtra, Geological survey of India special publication No.
Recent -- Red Lateritic soil and Black Clayey / Sandy soil Tertiary -- Laterites as caps Upper Cretaceous to Eocene -- Deccan traps with intertrappean beds UNCONFORMITY Archaean -- Granites and Gneisses
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.
Now known as the Deccan Traps, this activity generated enough basalt to cover an area the size of Alaska and Texas put together - with lava almost half a mile deep.
The remnants of these eruptions, known as the Deccan Traps, encompass an area the size of Spain.
A second Princeton-based group uncovered traces of a meteorite close to the Deccan Traps that may have been one of a series to strike Earth around the time of the mass extinction, possibly wiping out the few species that remained after thousands of years of volcanic activity.
Till now, it was believed to have been caused by an intense volcanic activity in India's Deccan Traps.
Scientists have previously argued about whether the extinction was caused by the asteroid or by volcanic activity in the Deccan Traps in India, where there were a series of super volcanic eruptions that lasted approximately 1.