Abstract

Recently discovered eolian sandstones in the Wolfville redbeds are definitive evidence of aridity in Late Triassic time in the Fundy Basin. The paleowinds consistently blew to the southwest, reflecting the location of the rift valley in the subtropical belt of northeast trades. These data help establish a Late Triassic climatic pattern of increasing aridity from south to north for the basins of the Newark Supergroup.

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