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Supplemental material: New directions in Wilson Cycle concepts: Supercontinent and Tectonic Rock Cycles

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posted on 01.12.2007 by Steven J. Whitmeyer, Lynn S. Fichter, Eric J. Pyle
Geosphere, December 2007, v. 3, p. 511-526, doi: 10.1130/GES00091.1. Animation 3 - QuickTime movie of the diachronous assembly and breakup of Rodinia from 1100 Ma to 530 Ma. Positions of continental fragments (white) relative to Laurentia (multi-colored) at key time slices (e.g., 1100 Ma, 1000 Ma, 900 Ma, 700 Ma, 550 Ma) based on the IGCP 440 reconstruction of the Rodinia supercontinent, as summarized in Li et al. (2007 and references therein). Development of Laurentia during this time period based on Whitmeyer and Karlstrom (2007). Early Cambrian rifting of the Precordillera micro-continent from Laurentia based on Thomas and Astini (1996). Neoproterozoic-Cambrian assembly of Gondwana following breakup of Rodinia largely based on Powell et al. (1993) and Dalziel (1997). File size is 4.9 MB.

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