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Large Igneous Provinces: IODP-MI/JOI Large Igneous Province Workshop; Coleraine, United Kingdom, 22-25 July 2007

Citation

Coffin, MF and Neal, C, Large Igneous Provinces: IODP-MI/JOI Large Igneous Province Workshop; Coleraine, United Kingdom, 22-25 July 2007, EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, USA, 84, 42, p. 7. (2007) [Newspaper Article]

Abstract

Catastrophic massive volcanism and contemporaneous environmental change have punctuated Earth history for at least the past 3.5 billion years. Geodynamic and magmatic processes associated with large igneous province (LIP) formation interact with crustal structure and tectonic setting to produce various expressions of LIPs, the most common of which are oceanic plateaus, magma-dominated divergent continental margins, and continental flood basalts. Environmental and biotic perturbations simultaneous with LIP formation include climate changes, mass extinctions, accelerated evolutionary rates, oceanic anoxic events (OAEs), and variations in ocean chemistry. Exploring these relationships promises exciting science.

Item Details

Item Type:Newspaper Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Marine Geoscience
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Author:Coffin, MF (Professor Mike Coffin)
ID Code:75299
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:IMAS - Directorate
Deposited On:2012-01-20
Last Modified:2012-01-20
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