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Volcanic cause of catastrophe

From the timing, it looks as if an episode of marked oceanic oxygen deficiency during the Cretaceous was the result of undersea volcanism. Studies of such events are relevant to the warming world of today.

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Figure 1: Volcanism, oceanic anoxia and global warming.

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Bralower, T. Volcanic cause of catastrophe. Nature 454, 285–287 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/454285a

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