Invited research article
Mercury linked to Deccan Traps volcanism, climate change and the end-Cretaceous mass extinction
G. Keller, Mateo, P., Monkenbusch, J., Thibault, N., Punekar, J., Spangenberg, J. E., Abramovich, S., Ashckenazi-Polivoda, S., Schoene, B., Eddy, M. P., Samperton, K. M., Khadri, S. F. R., and Adatte, T.
- Hg anomalies in sediments are a reliable proxy for Deccan volcanism
- Deccan eruptions caused long-term climate warming in the last 350 ky of the Cretaceous
- Long-term climate warming resulted in faunal decline but no extinctions
- Paroxysmal Deccan eruptions occurred during the last 25 ky of the Cretaceous
- Deccan-induced hyperthermal and ocean acidification led to the KPB mass extinction