[meteorite-list] Did Giant Salt Lakes Cause Permian Mass Extinction ???
From: Paul <bristolia_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 20:09:44 -0700 (PDT)
New Theory On Largest Known Mass Extinction In Earth's
History: The largest mass extinction in the history of
the earth could have been triggered off by giant salt
lakes, whose emissions of halogenated gases changed the
atmospheric composition so dramatically that vegetation
was irretrievably damaged, Science Daily, March 31, 2009,
New theory on largest known mass extinction in the history
of the earth. Did volatile halogenated gases from giant
salt lakes at the end of the Permian Age lead to a mass
extinction of species?
Weissflog, L. N.F. Elanskii, K. Kotte, F. Keppler, A.
Pfennigsdorff, C.A. Lange, E. Putz, L.V. Lisitzina, 2009,
Late Permian Changes in Conditions of the Atmosphere and
Enviroments Caused by Halogenated Gases. Dokladi Earth
Sciences. vol. 424, no. 6, pp. 818-823.
Received on Tue 31 Mar 2009 11:09:44 PM PDT