Deccan Trap

  • Soumyajit MukherjeeEmail author
  • Narayan Bose
  • Rajkumar Ghosh
  • Dripta Dutta
  • Achyuta Ayan Misra
  • Mohit Kumar
  • Swagato Dasgupta
  • Tuhin Biswas
  • Aditya Joshi
  • Manoj A. Limaye


Deccan large igneous province (DLIP) or the Deccan Trap refer to the voluminous (1.3 × 106 km3) flood basalts, with an areal extent of ~500,000 km2, that erupted over the Indian subcontinent between ~69 and 62 Ma (Rao and Lehmann in Earth-Sci Rev 107(3–4):315–324, 2011 and references therein; Roy in Indian J Geosci 66:181–192, 2012) as the Indian lithosphere was drifting over the reunion hotspot (van Hinsbergen et al. in J Geophys Res Solid Earth 116, 2011).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soumyajit Mukherjee
    • 1
    Email author
  • Narayan Bose
    • 5
  • Rajkumar Ghosh
    • 1
  • Dripta Dutta
    • 1
  • Achyuta Ayan Misra
    • 2
  • Mohit Kumar
    • 6
  • Swagato Dasgupta
    • 3
  • Tuhin Biswas
    • 1
  • Aditya Joshi
    • 4
  • Manoj A. Limaye
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayPowai, MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Reliance Industries Ltd.Navi MumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Indian Institute of Technology (ISM)DhanbadIndia
  4. 4.Department of GeologyThe Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaVadodaraIndia
  5. 5.Department of Geological SciencesIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurWest BengalIndia
  6. 6.Survey of IndiaDehradunIndia

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