Tectonic Plates Come Apart at the Seams

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Murphy, J. Brendam and Gutiérrez Alonso, Gabriel and Nance, R. Damian and Fernández Suárez, Javier and Keppie, J. Duncan and Quesada Ochoa, Cecilio and Strachan, Robin A. and Dostal, Jaroslav (2008) Tectonic Plates Come Apart at the Seams. American scientist, 96 (2). pp. 129-137. ISSN 0003-0996

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Abstract

Around the time that the first birds evolved from their reptilian ancestors, between 100 million and 200 million years ago, the Atlantic Ocean was being born. Its creation marked the destruction of the supercontinent Pangea, in which all the land on Earth formed a gigantic, unbroken island surrounded by a worldwide sea.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tectonics; Geodinamics
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Geodynamics
ID Code:69711
Deposited On:21 Jan 2022 12:43
Last Modified:21 Jan 2022 12:43

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