The birth of supercontinents and the Proterozoic assembly of Western Australia

The birth of supercontinents and the Proterozoic assembly of Western Australia

Johnson, SP

Publication date: 28 June 2013

Format: Book

Type: Non-series book

Pages: 78

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  • Geological ages
    Mesoproterozoic, Neoproterozoic, Paleoproterozoic

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    At last, here is the definitive geological history of Western Australia during the Proterozoic.

    The Proterozoic Eon -- between 2500 Ma and 541 Ma -- spans nearly two billion years of Earth history and represents a time of great change for Earth-systems processes. The geology of Western Australia records an almost uninterrupted history of Proterozoic tectonics, including the assembly and dispersal of the Archean cratons into global-scale supercontinents, as well as world-wide glaciations or ‘Snowball Earth’ events. By the end of the Proterozoic Western Australia was starting to take on a very familiar outline.

    This book is the first under the banner of Western Australia Unearthed, a series that will progressively chronicle the geological evolution of Western Australia.

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