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Large Igneous Provinces A Driver of Global Environmental and Biotic Changes

Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 256
By: Richard R Ernst(Editor), Aisha Al Suwaidi(Editor), Andrey Bekker(Editor), Alex Dickson(Editor)
256 pages, illustrations
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  • Large Igneous Provinces ISBN: 9781119507451 Hardback Feb 2021 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Exploring the links between Large Igneous Provinces and dramatic environmental impact.

An emerging consensus suggests that Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs) and Silicic LIPs (SLIPs) are a significant driver of dramatic global environmental and biological changes, including mass extinctions. Environmental changes caused by LIPs and SLIPs include rapid global warming, global cooling ('Snowball Earth'), oceanic anoxia events, mercury poisoning, atmospheric and oceanic acidification, and sea level changes.

Continued research to characterize the effects of these extremely large and typically short duration igneous events on atmospheric and oceanic chemistry through Earth history can provide lessons for understanding and mitigating modern climate change.

Large Igneous Provinces: A Driver of Global Environmental and Biotic Changes describes the interactions between the effects of LIPs and other drivers of climatic change, the limits of the LIP effect, and the atmospheric and oceanic consequences of LIPs in significant environmental events.

Volume highlights include:
- Temporal record of large igneous provinces (LIPs)
- Environmental impacts of LIP emplacement
- Precambrian, Proterozoic, and Phanerozoic case histories
- Links between geochemical proxies and the LIP record
- Alternative causes for environmental change
- Key parameters related to LIPs and SLIPs for use in environmental change modelling
- Role of LIPs in Permo-Triassic, Triassic-Jurassic, and other mass extinction events


List of Contributors

Preface / R.E Ernst, A.J. Dickson, A. Bekker

Section I: The Temporal Record of Large Igneous Provinces
Chapter 1: Large Igneous Province record through time and implications for secular environmental changes and Geological Time-Scale boundaries / R.E. Ernst, D.P.G. Bond, S-H. Zhang, K.L. Buchan, S.E. Grasby, N. Youbi, H. H. El Bilali, A. Bekker, L. Doucet
Chapter 2: Radiometric constraints on the timing, tempo, and effects of large igneous province emplacement / J. Kasbohm, B. Schoene, S. Burgess

Section II: Environmental Impacts of LIP Emplacement
Chapter 3: Global Warming and Mass Extinctions Associated with Large Igneous Province Volcanism / D.P.G. Bond, Y.D. Sun
Chapter 4: Environmental effects of volcanic volatile fluxes from sub-aerial large igneous provinces / T.A. Mather, A. Schmidt
Chapter 5: Assessing the environmental consequences of the generation and alteration of mafic volcaniclastic deposits during Large Igneous Province emplacement / B. Black, T. Mittal, F. Lingo, K. Walowski, A. Hernandez
Chapter 6: Environmental Impact of Silicic Magmatism in Large Igneous Province Events / S.E. Bryan
Chapter 7. Evaluating the relationship between the area and latitude of large igneous provinces and Earth's long-term climate state / Y. Park, N.L. Swanson-Hysell, L.E. Lisiecki, F.A.  Macdonald
Chapter 8: Preliminary appraisal of a correlation between glaciations and Large Igneous Provinces over the past 720 million years / N. Youbi, R.E. Ernst, R.N. Mitchell, M.A. Boumehdi, W. El Moume, A. Ait Lahna, M.K. Bensalah, U. Söderlund, M. Doblas, C.C.G. Tassinari
Chapter 9: Phanerozoic Large Igneous Province, Petroleum System, and Source Rock Links / S.C. Bergman, J.S. Eldrett, D. Minisini

Section III: Geochemical Proxies for the Environmental Effects of LIPs
Chapter 10: The osmium isotope signature of Phanerozoic Large Igneous Provinces / A.J. Dickson, A.S. Cohen, M. Davies
Chapter 11: Sedimentary mercury enrichments as a tracer of Large Igneous Province volcanism / L.M.E. Percival, B.A. Bergquist, T.A. Mather, H. Sanei
Chapter 12. Platinum group element traces of CAMP volcanism associated with low latitude environmental and biological disruptions / J.H. Whiteside, P.E. Olsen, S.T. Kinney, M. Et-Touhami
Chapter 13: Assessing the Effect of Large Igneous Provinces on Global Oceanic Redox Conditions Using Non-traditional Metal Isotopes (Molybdenum, Uranium, Thallium) / B. Kendall, M.B. Andersen, J.D. Owens
Chapter 14: Marine anoxia and ocean acidification during the end-Permian extinction: an integrated view from d238U and d44/40Ca proxies and Earth system modeling / Y. Cui, F-F. Zhang, J-Y. Wang, S-J. Jiang, S-Z. Shen
Chapter 15: Trends in Ocean S-isotopes May be Influenced by Major LIP Events / R.R. Large, J.J. Steadman, I. Mukherjee, R. Corkrey, P. Sack, T.R. Ireland
Chapter 16: Marcasite at the Permian-Triassic transition: A potential indicator of hydrosphere acidification / E. Lounejeva, J. Steadman, T. Rodemann, R.R. Large, L. Danyushevsky, D. Mantle, K. Grice, T.J. Algeo

Section IV: Phanerozoic and Proterozoic Case Histories
Chapter 17: The Monterey Event and the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum - two contrasting oceanic carbonate system responses to LIP emplacement and eruption / T.L. Babila, G.L. Foster
Chapter 18: Permian large igneous provinces and their paleoenvironmental effects / J. Chen, Y-G. Xu
Chapter 19: Was the Kalkarindji continental flood basalt province a driver of environmental change at the dawn of the Phanerozoic? / P.E. Marshall, L.E. Faggetter, M. Widdowson
Chapter 20: LIPs (large igneous provinces) and anoxia events in 'the Boring Billion' /S-H. Zhang, R.E. Ernst, J-L. Pei, Y. Zhao, G-H. Hu
Chapter 21: Breaking the Boring Billion: A case for solid-Earth processes as drivers of system-scale environmental variability during the mid-Proterozoic / C.W. Diamond, R.E. Ernst, S-H Zhang, T.W. Lyons

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Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 256
By: Richard R Ernst(Editor), Aisha Al Suwaidi(Editor), Andrey Bekker(Editor), Alex Dickson(Editor)
256 pages, illustrations
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