ERS111H5S Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: North Atlantic Igneous Province, Deccan Traps, Volcanic Group

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25 Oct 2018
Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum
NAIP - north Atlantic igneous province
Each layer is a single basaltic flow
Forams: algae like organisms
Drastic change in population
Life recovers
Deccan traps: volcano area
Good record of volcanic eruptions in last hundred years
Small eruptions don’t tend to leave evidence on surface of earth
Arguing either for or against
Should western countries tell developing countries to take a different pathway in order to curve
greenhouse gases
November 15th - science skills lecture
November 22nd - ERS111 drop in session
Material erosion, brought into ocean, gets subducted or becomes mountain and cycle continues
Helps to balance the climate
Once it is cemented together it is a rock
Water, air, and ice are movements of sedement
Surface area is what interacts with weathering
Ice - enlarges the joints and cracks
Important in terms of climate
Interaction with chemicals in the atmosphere combined with rock particles
Carbonates release more carbon dioxide
Helps to negate big scale climate changes
Homogenous = made of one thing
Heterogenous- made of multiple things
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