The study, co-authored by our dear alumni Dr. Cem Berk Şenel Dr. Orkun Temel, showing that the dense dust cloud resulting from the Chicxulub giant meteorite impact played a dominant role in global climate cooling and the cessation of photosynthesis was published in Nature Geoscience. We congratulate our graduates and wish them continued success.
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[Paleo-art reconstructions depict North Dakota a few months after the Chicxulub giant asteroid impact event 66 million years ago. These reconstructions depict dark, dusty and cold times when the last non-avian dinosaurs were on the verge of extinction, depicted by the Dakotaraptor steine It shows a world. Artist: Mark A. Garlick]
[Conceptual model of the Chicxulub giant asteroid impact, showing a concept model (out to scale) showing the phases of (a) production, (b) transport and deposition. (c) Chicxulub post-impact showcasing the evolution over time of photosynthetically active radiation caused by the silicate dust cloud across the Earth shows paleoclimate model simulations (Senel et al., 2023; Nature Geoscience)]