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the deccan traps and the bolide

i would beg to differ with the recent poster who suggested no relationship
between the deccan traps and the chicxulub event.  an article in 
J.geophys.Res last year and a summary in Eos, suggested otherwise.
essentially they suggested that the deccan was at the antipode of the impact
which released so much energy it religned the plates somewhat and focused
the energy at the deccan.  please see the original article for the details,
unfortunately, i have misplaced the reference.

Bonnie Blackwell,                               bonn@qcvaxa.acc.qc.edu
Dept of Geology,                                (718) 997-3332
Queens College, City University of New York,    fax:  997-3349
Flushing, NY 11367-1597