Carboniferous


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Carboniferous

of, denoting, or formed in the fifth period of the Palaeozoic era, between the Devonian and Permian periods, lasting for nearly 64 million years during which coal measures were formed

Carboniferous

[‚kär·bə′nif·ə·rəs]
(geology)
A division of late Paleozoic rocks and geologic time including the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian periods.
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Despite the relative large analytical uncertainties, the data clearly show that the sill intruded and crystallized in Early Carboniferous times.
Carboniferous rocks of the Horton and Windsor groups are exposed in the lowland valleys and coastal plain of the southeastern Cape Breton Highlands, and generally at lower altitudes than the basement lithologies.
Int'l Workshop on CO2 Storage in Carboniferous Formations and Abandoned Coal Mines (2011: Beijing, China) Ed.
The creature lived in the Upper Carboniferous period, when many of the coal seams in Britain were formed.
He describes the process by which feed streams such as refuse grain, sawdust, food grade animal bone meal, food processing by-products are converted and valorized into added-value agrocarbon carboniferous products.
The droplets, or blebs, date to the Carboniferous period, when swampy forests of ferns and giant lycopod trees dominated the Earth.
Dr Kille said: "We will look at the fascinating rocks of Carboniferous age which are exposed along the shore at Cocklawburn beach.
The Brymbo fossils date from the carboniferous period, before flowering plants.
Other sedimentology focussed papers deal with trace fossils in Triassic lacustrine deltas, Jurassic tide-dominated deltas, and Carboniferous tidal settings.
As well as focusing on Harry Potter, the festival will give people the chance to find out about what the Earth was like 350 million years ago in the hot, humid, Carboniferous Period - a time of giant insects and huge amphibians.
65 Mesozoic Createous Jurassic Triassic 248 Paleozoic Permian Carboniferous Devonian Silurian Ordovician Cambrian 543 Late Ediacaran NEWCOMER: Proterozoic Cryogenian The new period stretches from 600 to 544 million years ago.
Once this carboniferous PM enters the atmosphere, says Verkouteren, it encounters a stew of other substances.