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The Whole Saga of the Supercontinents

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Channel: PBS Eons
Categories: Geography   |   Archeology / Paleontology   |   Biology   |   Geology   |   Science  
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The study of natural history is the study of how the world has changed but Earth itself is in a constant state of flux -- because the ground beneath your feet is always moving. So if we want to know how we got here, we have to understand how "here" got here.

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References: → Hess’s first paper proposing seafloor spreading → Vine and Matthews’s first description of mirrored magnetic anomalies → Class notes from Stephen Nelson @ Tulane on the history of discovery and mechanisms of plate tectonics → Additional rundown on the mechanisms of plate tectonics → Biography of Marie Tharp → review article of pre-pangaean continents
doi:10.1038/ngeo1069 → Paper linking the P-Tr extinction to Siberian Traps volcanism lighting coal on fire → Very solid reconstructions of Rodinia and Pannotia → review of the potential and probable causes of the PTr extinction, as well as some discussion linking the TrJ extinction to the rifting of North America away from Pangaea → TrJ extinction linked with North American rifting → Future continents → Basic animation of continental movements → Animation of Pangaea Ultima (although video called it Pangaea Proxima for some reason)

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