flood basalts

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  • If, however, the extension is spread over a very large area then these flood basalt events may not occur.
  • These flows can destroy entire towns in seconds and kill thousands of people, and form flood basalt.
  • Major hot-spots have often been tracked back to flood-basalt events.
  • He had a particular interest in flood basalts and was regarded as one of the leading experts in this area.
  • These flood basalt lava flows were erupted during a single event that lasted less than five million years.
  • This led to his developing a particular interest in flood basalts, upon which topic he in due course became a world expert.
  • On land, they are very common at plate boundaries and in flood basalt provinces.
  • The maria on the Moon are additional, even more extensive, flood basalts.
  • No large eruptions of flood basalts have occurred in human history, the most recent having occurred over 10 million years ago.
  • These flood basalts are exposed in some places, while in others they are covered with thick layers of loess.
  • The timing of flood basalts has corresponded with large-scale continental break-up.
  • The Caribbean large igneous province consists of a major flood basalt, which created this large igneous province.
  • Sections of the flood basalts have been eroded away, but still form a basaltic mountain range known as North Mountain.
  • The first period of activity deposited flood basalts and rhyolites from to thick.
  • However, due to a lack of data on the time required to produce flood basalts, the climatic impact is difficult to quantify.
  • These flood basalts poured out over the landscape, covering much of southern Nova Scotia.
  • These are important factors on how flood basalts influenced paleoclimate.
  • Flood basalt provinces may also occur as a consequence of the initial hot-spot activity in ocean basins as well as on continents.
  • The final stages of the Permian had two flood basalt events.
  • A verneshot event is likely to be related to nearby continental flood basalt events, which may occur before, during or after the verneshot event.
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