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The End-Triassic extinction is one of the largest mass extinctions in the history of Earth. It has been hypothesized that greenhouse gases released from volcanic activity of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) triggered the extinction. New models in a recent study demonstrate that large-scale gas generation followed the sill emplacement of CAMP in sedimentary basins in northern Brazil.
The Trias North Project has staged several field trips to Svalbard. In 2016 we invited our industrial partners to join us on an excursion. This resulted in a great movie from one of the participating partners, namely Leif Bjørnar Henriksen (Statoil) and his impressions from the field trip to Svalbard this summer of 2016. The film is available at YouTube and is around 30 minutes long.
Hawaii sits at the end of a chain of volcanoes running across the Pacific Ocean floor, but in the middle of this chain lies a bend of 60 degrees. For many decades geoscientists have struggled to explain exactly how and why this feature occurred around 50 Million years ago. A new study from CEED, sheds light on this long-standing geological controversy – A massive collision at the edge of the Pacific Ocean was the culprit.