112-pp34 - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Last Time Mesozoic...

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1 GY 112: Earth History Cenozoic Overview Part 1 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Last Time Mesozoic Sedimentation A) Triassic Sedimentation (Breakup of Pangaea) B) Jurassic Sedimentation (Birth of the Atlantic Ocean) C) Cretaceous Sedimentation (Creation of the Coastal Plain Province) Mesozoic Sedimentation Triassic •Initial opening of Gulf of Mexico Mesozoic Sedimentation Early Jurassic •Initial flooding of Gulf of Mexico and Northern Atlantic Ocean Mesozoic Sedimentation Late Jurassic …major transgression and flooding of the craton begins •Sundance Sea •Clastic wedges Mesozoic Sedimentation Cretaceous •Southern rifting in the Atlantic Ocean •Gulf of Mexico stops opening
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2 Mesozoic Sedimentation Cretaceous •Southern rifting in the Atlantic Ocean •Gulf of Mexico stops opening •AL Coastal Plain sedimentation Mesozoic Sedimentation North South Only key formations are labeled (those discussed in GY 112) Today’s Agenda A) Cenozoic time frame B) Climatic change (Mesozoic-Cenozoic) C) Key Evolutionary Events Cenozoic Overview Part 1 (Web notes 34) Cenozoic Time Frame (245 to 550 MA) Paleozoic (65 to 245 MA) Mesozoic (0 to 65 MA) Cenozoic Years Era Phanerozoic (65 to 1.6 MA) Tertiary (1.6 to 0 MA) Quaternary Years Period Cenozoic The Tertiary and Quaternary periods are relicts of an early
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course GLY 112 taught by Professor Haywick during the Spring '12 term at S. Alabama.

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112-pp34 - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Last Time Mesozoic...

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