Asteroid Impact, Schumann Resonances And The End Of The Dinosaurs

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Impact event

We estimate the expected magnitudes of the Schumann resonance fields immediately after the Chicxulub impact and show that they exceed their present-day values by about 5×104 times.

Long-term distortion of the Schumann resonance parameters is also expected due to the enviromental impact of the Chicxulub event. If Schumann resonances play a regulatory biological role, as some studies indicate, it is possible that the excitation and distortion of Schumann resonances as a result of the asteroid/comet impact was a possible stress factor, which, among other stress factors associated with the impact, contributed to the demise of dinosaurs.

Z.K. Silagadze
Comments: 24 pages, no figures, elsarticle
Subjects: Classical Physics (physics.class-ph); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:2007.15463 [physics.class-ph] (or arXiv:2007.15463v1 [physics.class-ph] for this version)
Submission history
From: Zurab Silagadze
[v1] Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:00:27 UTC (20 KB)
https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.15463
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