Category Archives: Mesozoic

Scenic Saturday: Echoes of Mary Anning

On March 9th, 1847, the world lost a great scientist to breast cancer. She was poor, lacked formal education, and practiced a minority religion, but she had a keen eye and mind that helped see things that others couldn’t and … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, by Anne, fossils, Mesozoic, outcrops

Does plate tectonics control magnetic reversals?

Possibly, but this paper will not convince you. Continue reading

Categories: Cenozoic, geophysics, Mesozoic, palaeomagic, tectonics

Pangaea Day, geology-style

A brief geographic trip into the late Triassic.
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Categories: deep time, geology, Mesozoic, past worlds

The Indian plate’s days as a Cretaceous boy-racer

Does the thickness of a tectonic plate control its speed?
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Categories: geology, geophysics, Mesozoic, paper reviews, tectonics