Supplemental material: New directions in Wilson Cycle concepts: Supercontinent and Tectonic Rock Cycles
journal contributionposted on 01.12.2007 by Steven J. Whitmeyer, Lynn S. Fichter, Eric J. Pyle
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Geosphere, December 2007, v. 3, p. 511-526, doi: 10.1130/GES00091.1. Animation 1 - QuickTime movie of Wilson's (1966) original Atlantic closing and then reopening "cycle." Note the basically orthogonal collision of Europe (orange) and Africa (orange) with North America (blue), with no depiction of rotational or latitudinal complications of 3D geometry. Breakup is along similar orthogonal lines, although some consideration of rotational motion of North America and Europe relative to Africa is inferred. File size is 1.4 MB.