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dc.contributor.authorYang, J.
dc.contributor.authorCawood, Peter Anthony
dc.contributor.authorDu, Y.
dc.identifier.citationYang , J , Cawood , P A & Du , Y 2015 , ' Voluminous silicic eruptions during late Permian Emeishan igneous province and link to climate cooling ' , Earth and Planetary Science Letters , vol. 432 , pp. 166-175 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 228961346
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 813f7691-35c6-4174-981d-82182ad99aba
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84944453870
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000366345200016
dc.descriptionThe authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the NSF of China (41272120 and 41302083), the 973 Program of China (2011CB808800), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (CUGL140402 and CUG2013019137), and BGEG foundation (GKZ15Y671).en
dc.description.abstractSilicic eruptive units can constitute a substantive component in flood-basalts-dominated large igneous provinces, but usually constitute only a small proportion of the preserved volume due to poor preservation. Thus, their environmental impact can be underestimated or ignored. Establishing the original volume and potential climate-sensitive gas emissions of silicic eruptions is generally lacking for most large igneous provinces. We present a case study for the ~260 Ma Emeishan province, where silicic volcanic rocks are a very minor component of the preserved rock archive due to extensive erosion during the Late Permian. Modal and geochemical data from Late Permian sandstones derived from the province suggest that silicic volcanic rocks constituted some ~30% by volume of the total eroded Emeishan volcanic source rocks. This volume corresponds to >3×10 km on the basis of two independent estimate methods. Detrital zircon trace element and Hf isotopic data require the silicic source rocks to be formed mainly by fractional crystallization from associated basaltic magmas. Based on experimental and theoretical calculations, these basalt-derived ~10 km silicic eruptions released ~10 g sulfur gases into the higher atmosphere and contribute to the contemporaneous climate cooling at the Capitanian-Wuchiapingian transition (~260 Ma). This study highlights the potentially important impact on climate of silicic eruptions associated with large igneous province volcanism.
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dc.subjectSilicic volcanismen
dc.subjectClimate coolingen
dc.subjectSulfur gas emissionen
dc.subjectGB Physical geographyen
dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subjectSDG 13 - Climate Actionen
dc.titleVoluminous silicic eruptions during late Permian Emeishan igneous province and link to climate coolingen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Earth and Environmental Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography and Geosciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Isotope Geochemistryen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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