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Plate tectonic history of the ArcticTectonic development of the Arctic Ocean is outlined, and geological maps are provided for the Arctic during the mid-Cenozoic, later Cretaceous, late Jurassic, early Cretaceous, early Jurassic and late Devonian. It is concluded that Arctic basin history is moulded by the events of the following intervals: (1) continental collision and immediately subsequent rifting and ocean formation in the Devonian, and continental rifting ocean formation, rapid rotation of microcontinents, and another episode of collision in the latest Jurassic and Cretaceous. It is noted that Cenozoic Arctic basin formation is a smaller scale event superimposed on the late Mesozoic ocean basin.
Document ID
19860055915
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Burke, K.
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1984
Subject Category
Geophysics
Accession Number
86A40653
Distribution Limits
Public
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