The Mid-Cretaceous Super Plume, Carbon Dioxide, and Global Warming
Ken Caldeira, Michael Rampino 1991 Geophysical Research Letters v18 p987-990

This paper, published in Geophysical Research Letters, evaluates the hypothesis that CO2 releases associated with a mid-Cretaceous superplume were the principal cause of the mid-Cretaceous global warming. Based on their model of the carbonate-silicate weathering cycle, the authors found that CO2 emissions resulting from superplume tectonics could have produced significantly higher atmospheric CO2 levels and global warming.



Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Carbonates
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Report
Focus on the Cretaceous: Paleogeography, Tectonics, Magmatism, ClimateKeyword: carbon dioxide