The Paraná large igneous province did not trigger Valanginian climatic change

High-precision zircon U-Pb agee determinations from two magmatic units of the Paraná volcanic province in Brazil are 1.5 million years younger than the global positive carbon isotope excursion and the inferred global Valanginian climate crisis.

Link to the paper by Rocha et al. (2020) in Geology: https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/doi/10.1130/G47766.1/588492/Rapid-eruption-of-silicic-magmas-from-the-Parana

September 4, 2020

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