New paper by Pim Kaskes on suevite from Chicxulub crater

18/07/2021 - 12:30

In this paper, Pim Kaskes, FWO PhD fellow, describes the thick suevite sequences (~ 100 m) present on top of the peak-ring of the Chicxulub crater (Yucatan), which formation, 66 millions years ago, triggered the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction and the demise of the dinosaurs. Pim als proposes a model for the emplacement of this suevite unit during and shortly after the formation of the crater, read it all here.  

Pim sampling the IODP-ICDP core drilled in Chicxulub peak-ring.