Global Paleogeographic Views of Earth History - Late Precambrian to Recent
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Summary
Abstract: [From Global Paleogeographic Views of Earth History - Late Precambrian
to Recent, by Ronald C. Blakey,
"http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7/globaltext2.html"]

The globes presented in this series show how Earth may have appeared
over the last 600 million years (Ma). The global views were prepared
from rectangular projections drawn at a resolution of 3000x1500 pixels
for each of the 26 time slices (small files of the rectangular maps
are also included). Topography was "cloned" from digital elevation
maps of modern Earth from the USGS. Colors were adjusted to portray
climate and vegetation for the given time and location. The modern
Earth was also drawn in this manner using a color pallet derived from
satellite images created by ARC Science of Loveland, Colorado. The
geologic data was gathered from the references listed below. The
completed rectangular images were then wrapped on a sphere and saved
as jpg files.

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Link: GET DATA
Description: Global Paleogeographic Views of Earth History -
Late Precambrian to Recent home page


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Global Paleogeography during the Mississippian


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ronald C. Blakey
Dataset Title: Global Paleogeographic Views of Earth History - Late Precambrian to Recent
Dataset Publisher: Northern Arizona University
Data Presentation Form: Globes, maps
Online Resource: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7/globaltext2.html


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Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >TECTONIC LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FOLDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE GEOPHYSICS >PLATE TECTONICS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >LITHOSPHERIC PLATE MOTION    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >PLATE BOUNDARIES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Platform
MAPS    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Please cite data set creator, Dr. Ronald C. Blakey.


Keywords
CONTINENTAL DRIFT
PALEOGEOGRAPHY
PLATE TECTONICS
PALEOTECTONICS
MAPS
EARTH HISTORY
GEOLOGY


Originating Center


Data Center
Department of Geology, Northern Arizona University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www4.nau.edu/geology/

Data Center Personnel
Name: RONALD C. BLAKEY
Phone: (928) 523-2740
Fax: (928) 523-9220
Email: ronald.blakey at nau.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geology, Box 4099
Northern Arizona University
City: Flagstaff
Province or State: AZ
Postal Code: 86011
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: HTML
Fees: none


Personnel
GENE R. MAJOR
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


RONALD C. BLAKEY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (928) 523-2740
Fax: (928) 523-9220
Email: ronald.blakey at nau.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geology, Box 4099
Northern Arizona University
City: Flagstaff
Province or State: AZ
Postal Code: 86011
Country: USA


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Mountain Section SEPM, p. 405-426.

Blakey, R. C., Havholm, K. G., and Jones, L.S., 1996, Stratigraphic
analysis of eolian interactions with marine and fluvial deposits,
Middle Jurassic Page Sandstone and Carmel Formation, Colorado Plateau,
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Blakey, R.C., 1994, Paleogeographic and tectonic controls on some
Lower and Middle Jurassic erg deposits, Colorado Plateau, in Caputo,
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the Rocky Mountain region, USA: Rocky Mountain Section, Society of
Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Special Publication,
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Blakey, R.C., Basham, E.L., and Cook, M.J., 1993, Early and Middle
Triassic paleogeography, Colorado Plateau and vicinity, in Morales,
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-11-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-11-19

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