Deccan trap


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Deccan trap

[′dek·ən ′trap]
(geology)
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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.
(1984) Deccan trap flows in parts of Nanded and Yeotmal districts, Maharashtra, Geological survey of India special publication No.14, pp.
India's Deccan Traps are famous the world over for an unparalleled abundance of beautiful and diverse zeolites and associated minerals.
An ideal sketch of litholog with resistivity in the Deccan trap lateritic terrain is as follows: (Not to scale).
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 petrogenesis of the basaltic samples collected from several locations of the Deccan Trap region including the Narmada basin (Mahoney 1988) shows higher concentrations of trace elements such as Zirconium, Strontium, Nickel and Vanadium.
That's significantly more than the amounts found in similar lava deposits like the Deccan Traps in India and the Columbia River flood basalts in Washington and Oregon.
Basu of the University of Rochester (N.Y.) and colleagues made this discovery while studying the Deccan Traps, stair-like layers of basalt formed during a series of eruptions 65 million years ago.
They say that the Deccan trap in India, one of the largest continental lava fields in the world, shows that a million cubic kilometers of magma were expelled over a very short time period in geologic terms--400,000 years.
These eruptions released lava flows that reached as far as 500 kilometers crossing the Indian continent and forming the Deccan Traps flood basalts that are described to be 2 kilometers thick.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago and the coincident mass extinction.
He was part of a team that dated the vast lava flows known as the Deccan Traps in India using radiation measurements.