HW8 - GENERAL HOMEWORK #8, GEOLOGY 1020, Spring 2008 1....

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GENERAL HOMEWORK #8, GEOLOGY 1020, Spring 2008 1. Which of the following do you think would NOT be a consequence of the Neogene and Paleogene movements of continents? A. less forests at high latitudes, more grassland or exposed rocks B. ice at the poles (especially the south pole) C. more humidity and clouds in the atmosphere D. less burial but more weathering of sedimentary organic carbon 2. Based on the assigned reading and lectures, the evidence for a change in global climate during the Paleogene and Neogene parallels evidence for A. changes in the types of plants (more grasses) and mammals that lived on land B. an increase in the amount of organic carbon burial C. a change to a circum-equatorial ocean circulation D. increased sea-surface temperatures toward the poles 3. Which of the following events is out of chronological order (youngest should be on top, of course!)? A. Isthmus of Panama closes and all warm Atlantic surface water redirected to North Atlantic by intensified Gulf Stream B. closing of the equatorial seaway (Tethys Sea) with northward movement of continents and development of the Alpine-Himalayan mountain chain C. opening of a seaway (Drake Passage) between Antarctica and South America resulting in
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HW8 - GENERAL HOMEWORK #8, GEOLOGY 1020, Spring 2008 1....

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