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Chapter 15 Geology

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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 1003
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All Professors
Semester
Spring

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Chapter 15 The Late Paleozoic WorldImportant conceptsoDefining the geologic time periods Carboniferous PermianoBiota marine Terrestrial MEoGeologyContinental configuration Orogenic events geologic depositsoChemical reservoirsOcean chemistry climate trends major eustatic change isotopic trends IntroductionoLate Paleozoic 108 million yearsClimate changeMajor economically significant depositionMajor plate movementsEvolutionary pressureEnd is marked by the largest mass extinction ME of Earths historyEnd of ancient lifeoCarboniferous Period 60 Million yearsMississippian Extensive limestone deposition high sea levelRenewed marine diversificationGlaciation Marine Mass extinctionPennsylvanianEarly glaciationTransgressionoHighintervariability results in cyclothem formationExtensive coal formation from burial of spore treesplants in swampsReptiles evolve from amphibiansOnset of Alleghenian orogeny
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