Find Ithaca in Wilson C 2011 - plate boundaries. Study the...

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EAS 1700 Page 1 of 4 24 February 2011 I THACA IN THE W ILSON C YCLE I NTRODUCTION Class 11 introduced the Wilson Cycle and explained in a very general way how continent’s geology is created by tectonic plate’s rearrangement of world geography. This exercise asks you to discover the cycle more or less as J. Tuzo Wilson did, by tracing the Northern Appalachians’ geology back through the changing geographic associations of tectonic plates. Knowing how to recognize the different types of plate boundary in the geological record is the key to tracing a continent through the Wilson Cycle. Earlier classes have described these characteristics, which are summarized in the accompanying figures. E XERCISE : A N I THACAN S E YE V IEW OF P ANGAEA S A SSEMBLY AND B REAKUP Review the diagrams illustrating the Wilson Cycle and the structural features associated with
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Unformatted text preview: plate boundaries. Study the schematic geological cross section from Ithaca to Boston. Note the associations by age and geography among strata, structures, and igneous rocks which enable you to relate the region to different phases in the Wilson Cycle. The cross section distorts the actual spatial relationships to more clearly illustrate the interrelationships among important features. The details bear close inspection, for every one has some particular significance. With that preparation, indicate the positions corresponding to Ithaca on the form provided. EAS 1700 Page 2 of 4 24 February 2011 EAS 1700 Page 3 of 4 24 February 2011 EAS 1700 Page 4 of 4 24 February 2011...
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