Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Earth science

Lethal volcanism

Data from the Siberian Traps volcanic region suggest that its magma source includes a significant component of recycled oceanic crust. This finding helps to explain why basalt eruptions are so environmentally devastating. See Letter p.312

Your institute does not have access to this article

Relevant articles

Open Access articles citing this article.

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

Figure 1: Siberian flood-basalt flows in Putorana, Taymyr Peninsula.

S. FOMINE/GLOBAL LOOK/CORBIS

References

  1. Sobolev, S. V. et al. Nature 477, 312–316 (2011).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Self, S., Widdowson, M., Thordarson, T. & Jay, A. E. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 248, 518–532 (2006).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. Schaller, M. F., Wright, J. D. & Kent, D. V. Science 331, 1404–1409 (2011).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Wignall, P. B. et al. Science 324, 1179–1182 (2009).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Jackson, M. G. & Carlson, R. W. Nature 476, 316–319 (2011).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. Saunders, A. D. et al. Chem. Geol. 241, 282–318 (2007).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  7. Sun, Y. et al. Lithos 119, 20–33 (2010).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  8. Wignall, P. Elements 1, 293–297 (2005).

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Paul B. Wignall.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Wignall, P. Lethal volcanism. Nature 477, 285–286 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/477285a

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/477285a

Further reading

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing