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Geological evolution of Antarctica

by International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (5th 1987 Cambridge, England)

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Antarctica
    • Subjects:
    • Geology -- Antarctica -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by M.R.A. Thomson, J.A. Crame & J.W. Thomson.
      SeriesWorld and regional geology ;, 1
      ContributionsThomson, M. R. A., Crame, J. A., Thomson, Janet W.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE350 .I54 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 722 p. :
      Number of Pages722
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2200707M
      ISBN 100521372666
      LC Control Number89022314

      Antarctica - Antarctica - Physical geography: The geologic evolution of Antarctica has followed a course similar to that of the other southern continents. The earliest chapters in Antarctica’s rather fragmentary record extend far back, perhaps as much as 3 billion years, into early Precambrian time. Similarity in patterns of crustal and biological evolution in the southern continents can be.   The only book detailing the relationship between changes in Antarctic vegetation through geological time and the impact of Earth system processes such as continental break up and climatic change on the evolution of the biota. A valuable reference for researchers and students in Antarctic paleobotany and terrestrial s: 1.

      Eocene era 54 - 38 MYA. 50 MYA. Much geological activity as the Trans Antarctic mountains are uplifted from sea level cutting across Antarctica from coast to coast. 40 MYA. The first large ice caps form as Antarctica settles its position over the South Pole. This is thought to be partly due to the planet's climate becoming cooler as carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere fall. An introduction to the crustal evolution of India and Antarctica: the supercontinent connection Antarctica Mikhalsky, E., Krylov, D., Rodionov, N., Presnyakov, S., Skublov, S. & Myasnikov, O. Refined geological history of the polyphase plutonometamorphic complex in the Thala Hills area (Enderby Land, East Antarctica) from zircon SHRIMP dating.

      Featured in Geoscientist April Antarctica’s geological record spans billion years and provides a remarkable window into the geological history of the world. This book has a summary chapter followed by eight detailed chapters providing an insight into current understanding of the evolution of Antarctica, and where Antarctica may have. The Jurassic Ferrar large igneous province of Antarctica comprises igneous intrusions, flood lavas, and mafic volcaniclastic deposits (now lithified). The latter rocks are particularly diverse and well-exposed in the Coombs–Allan Hills area of South.


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The Transantarctic Mountains (TAM) are one of Earth's great mountain belts and are a fundamental physiographic feature of Antarctica. They are continental-scale, traverse a wide range of latitudes, have high relief, contain a significant proportion of exposed rock on the continent, and represent a major arc of environmental and geological transition.

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