Volcanism of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province as a Potential Driving Force in the End-Triassic Mass Extinction

  1. W. Hames,
  2. J.G. Mchone,
  3. P. Renne and
  4. C. Ruppel
  1. József Pálfy

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/136GM014

The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province: Insights from Fragments of Pangea

The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province: Insights from Fragments of Pangea

How to Cite

Pálfy, J. (2003) Volcanism of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province as a Potential Driving Force in the End-Triassic Mass Extinction, in The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province: Insights from Fragments of Pangea (eds W. Hames, J.G. Mchone, P. Renne and C. Ruppel), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/136GM014

Author Information

  1. Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Geology and Paleontology, Budapest, Hungary

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909950

Online ISBN: 9781118668771

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Keywords:

  • Rifts (Geology)—North Atlantic Ocean;
  • Continental margins—North Atlantic Ocean;
  • Magmatism—North Atlantic Ocean;
  • Geology, Stratigraphic—Triassic;
  • Geology, Stratigraphic—Jurassic

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Radiometric Dating Evidence for Synchrony of Extinction and Volcanism

  • Stratigraphic Relationship of Extinction and Volcanism

  • Stable Isotopic Record of the Triassicjurassic Transition

  • Duration of the Carbon Isotope Anomaly and the Rhaetian Stage

  • Strontium and Osmium Isotopic Record of the Triassic-Jurassic Transition

  • Observed Extinction Patterns of Key Fossil Groups

  • Predictions of a Volcanic Forcing Hypothesis Confronted with Observations

  • Comparison with Other Extinctions Linked to Large Igneous Provinces

  • Alternative Models for Extinction Causation

  • Conclusions