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Research article
16 Apr 2021
Research article |  | 16 Apr 2021

An evaluation of Deccan Traps eruption rates using geochronologic data

Blair Schoene, Michael P. Eddy, C. Brenhin Keller, and Kyle M. Samperton

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We compare two published U–Pb and 40Ar / 39Ar geochronologic datasets to produce eruption rate models for the Deccan Traps large igneous province. Applying the same approach to each dataset, the resulting models agree well, but the higher-precision U–Pb dataset results in a more detailed eruption model than the lower-precision 40Ar / 39Ar data. We explore sources of geologic uncertainty and reiterate the importance of systematic uncertainties in comparing U–Pb and 40Ar / 39Ar datasets.