Deccan trap

(redirected from Deccan Traps)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Deccan Traps: Siberian Traps

Deccan trap

[′dek·ən ′trap]
(geology)
References in periodicals archive ?
"Now that we have dated Deccan Traps lava flows in more and different locations, we see that the transition seems to be the same everywhere.
The million-year sequence of eruptions spewed lava flows for distances of at least 500 kilometers across the Indian continent, creating the so-called Deccan Traps flood basalts that in some places are nearly 2 kilometers thick.
The new analysis combined previous data with new samples taken from layers of rock in the Deccan Traps. The researchers estimated the ages of samples by measuring the ratio of two forms of argon gas, a number that represents the amount of radioactive decay of potassium to argon in a sample over time.
Afterall, that impact crater and the Deccan Traps are antipodal."
The sediments bore layers of lava that had traveled nearly 1,000 miles (1,603 km) from the Deccan Traps.
And we don't mean the volcanic eruptions of the Deccan Traps in western India that scientists believe led to the extinction of dinosaurs millions of years ago, but to the two volcanoes in the Andaman Sea -- one of which is now in a state of eruption -- that have the potential of becoming major tourist attractions.
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.
The study of dinosaur fossil-bearing Maastrichtian sediments, intimately associated with the Deccan Traps, assumes significance in the interpretation of the initiation, intensity and duration of volcanism, as it would help in unveiling many issues shrouded in the K-T transition, such as, mass extinction, volcanism and the asteroid impact.