Emplacement of Continental Flood Basalt Lava Flows

  1. John J. Mahoney and
  2. Millard F. Coffin
  1. Stephen Self,
  2. Thorvaldur Thordarson and
  3. Laszlo Keszthelyi

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM100p0381

Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism

Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism

How to Cite

Self, S., Thordarson, T. and Keszthelyi, L. (1997) Emplacement of Continental Flood Basalt Lava Flows, in Large Igneous Provinces: Continental, Oceanic, and Planetary Flood Volcanism (eds J. J. Mahoney and M. F. Coffin), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM100p0381

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology and Geophysics and Hawaii Center for Volcanology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900827

Online ISBN: 9781118664346

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Keywords:

  • Flood basalts;
  • Volcanism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physical Description of Continental Flood Basalt Lava Flows

  • Early Model of Flood Basalt Emplacement

  • A New Model for the Emplacement of Flood Basalt Lava Flows

  • Potential for Atmospheric Effects from Flood Basalt Eruptions

  • Conclusions