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Migration of glacial centers across Gondwana during Paleozoic Era

Mario V. Caputo and John C. Crowell
Migration of glacial centers across Gondwana during Paleozoic Era
Geological Society of America Bulletin (August 1985) 96 (8): 1020-1036


Many ice caps and ice sheets came and went across the wide reaches of Gondwana during the late Paleozoic, beginning on the west, culminating in southern Africa in the Late Carboniferous, continuing strongly in India and Australia in the Permian, and dying out in eastern Australia and in Antarctica in early Late Permian time. The path of ice-center migration closely follows published paleomagnetic wander paths. The record suggests that, among other terrestrial factors which cause ice ages, glaciation flourished when Gondwana lay in south polar regions and that glaciation disappeared when Gondwana glided, so that the pole lay in oceanic or coastal regions. (Auth. mod.)

ISSN: 0016-7606
EISSN: 1943-2674
Serial Title: Geological Society of America Bulletin
Serial Volume: 96
Serial Issue: 8
Title: Migration of glacial centers across Gondwana during Paleozoic Era
Affiliation: Univ. Calif., Dep. Geol. Sci., Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Pages: 1020-1036
Published: 198508
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 159
Accession Number: 1985-078609
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. charts, sketch maps
S35°00'00" - N37°00'00", W18°00'00" - E51°00'00"
S55°00'00" - N13°00'00", W82°00'00" - W35°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from the Antarctic Bibliography, United States
Update Code: 1985
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