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Paleoreconstruction of the Continents

Paleoreconstruction of the Continents

M. W. McEIhinny (Editor), D. A. Valencio (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-67021-7

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

194 pages

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Description

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geodynamics Series, Volume 2.

The global evidence leading to the reconstruction of the distribution of continents and oceans through time kept increasing in the decade of the Geodynamics Project. Also, new methods and new techniques of analysis to define the positions of the different blocks of continental and oceanic crust through the geological time were created. This was not always understood by researchers, who, absorbed within their own research programs did not frequently realize the progress attained. However, an objective analysis of the state of the art and the present tendency in the Earth Sciences suggests that the best fruits are yet to be cropped and that future years will see new, better grounded and sophisticated ideas and interpretations forthcoming.

FOREWORD
C. L. Drake and A. L. Hales  1

PREFACE - GEODYNAMICS: AN ALIVE ASPECT OF EARTH SCIENCES
D. A. Valencio  3

COMPUTER FITTING OF CONTINENTS
A. M. Hurley and A. G. Smith  5

PRE-CENOZOIC PALYNOLOGY AND CONTINENTAL MOVEMENTS
E. M. Truswell  13

PALEOZOIC FAUNAS
C. P. Hughes  27

PALEOZOI C PALEOGEOGRAPHY
A. M. Ziegler  31

LATE PALEOZOIC PALEOCLIMATOLOGY
L. A. Frakes  39

EARLY PALEOZOIC GLACIATION AND GONDWANA DRIFT
J. C. Crowell  45

MARINE MAGNETIC ANOMALY STUDIES DURING THE 1970' S
J. R. Heirtzler  50

ARCTIC SEAFLOOR STRUCTURE AND TECTONIC EVOLUTION
J. F. Sweeney  55

PALEOMAGNETISM OF AFRICA AND MADAGASCAR
A. Brock  65

A REVIEW OF THE PALEOMAGNETISM OF AUSTRALIA AND ANTARCTICA
B. J. J. Embleton  77

PHANEROZOIC PALAEOMAGNETISM OF THE INDIAN PLATE AND THE INDIA-ASIA COLLISION
C. T. Klootwijk and C. Radhakrishnamurty  93

PALAEOMAGNETISM OF SOUTH AMERICAN ROCKS AND THE DYNAMIC PROCESSES
RELATED WITH THE FRAGMENTATION OF WESTERN GONDWANA
J. F. A. Vilas  106

PRE-NEOGENEP ALEOMAGNETISMO F JAPANESE ISLANDS (AND VICINITIES)
S. Sasaj ima  115

PALEOMAGNETISM OF SOUTHEAST AND EAST ASIA
N. S. Haile  129

PRE-CARBONIFEROUS PALEOMAGNETISM OF EUROPE NORTH OF THE ALPINE OROGENIC BELT
J. C. Briden and B. A. Duff  137

PRE-CENOZOIC PALEOMAGNETISM OF SOUTHERN EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST
H. Wensink  151

PALEOMAGNETISM OF NORTH AMERICA: A BRIEF REVIEW
R. Van der Voo  159

PALEOMAGNETISM OF THE SOVIET UNION
A. N. Khramov, G. N. Petrova, and D. M. Pechersky  177