Stevns Klint, Denmark

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)


Stevns Klint is an exceptional testimony to the impact of meteorite in Earth. The site provides evidence of the Chicxulub meteorite impact that took place at the end of the Cretaceous Period and caused the end of the Age of the Dinosaurs. Comparative analysis indicates this is the most significant and readily accessible site to see the sedimentary record of the ash cloud formed by the meteorite impact, the actual site of the impact being deep underwater offshore the Yucatan Peninsula. The site is very significant in terms of its past, present, and future contribution to science, especially pertaining to the definition of and explanation of the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K/T) boundary. The outstanding fossil record at Stevns Klint provides a succession of three biotic assemblages including the most diverse end-Cretaceous marine ecosystem known.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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