W10_103_11a_MesozoicGeology

W10_103_11a_MesozoicGeology - Mesozoic Geology Beginning of...

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Mesozoic Geology Beginning of the Modern World Mesozoic Era Age (Myrs) Epoch 0.01 Holocene 1.8 Pleistocene 5.3 Pliocene 23.8 Miocene 33.6 Oligocene 54.8 Eocene 65 Paleocene 144 206 248 290 323 354 417 443 490 543 2500 3800 P r e c a m b r i a n P h a n e r o z o i c Eon Proterozoic Archean Hadean Period Quaternary Tertiary Neogene Paleocene Mississippian C e n o z o i c M e s o z o i c P a l e o z o i c Cretaceous Jurassic Age of the Earth 4600 Myrs (4.6 Byrs) Source: Geological Society of America (1999) Geologic Time Scale Devonian Silurian Ordivician Cambrian Triassic Permian Pennsylvanian 248-65 Myr
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Highlights of Mesozoic Geology 1. Pangea was breaking up to form the “modern continents” 2. East Coast of NA rifted to become a passive margin, while the West Coast became active 3. Sea level went from a Phanerozoic low in the Triassic to a Phanerozoic high in the Cretaceaous 4. Dominated by warm climate (no ice ages) Mesozoic Rock Mostly Oceanic Deposits Mostly Orogenic Rocks Mostly Rift Rocks
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course GEO 103 taught by Professor Robviens during the Winter '10 term at Bellevue College.

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W10_103_11a_MesozoicGeology - Mesozoic Geology Beginning of...

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