paleolatitude

paleolatitude

[¦pāl·ē·ō′lad·ə‚tüd]
(geology)
The latitude of a specific area on the earth's surface in the geologic past.
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Paleogeographically, the basin was located near 20[degrees] S paleolatitude and rotated clockwise about 45[degrees] from its current orientation (Holland 1993; Brett & Algeo 1999; Holland & Patzkowsky 2007; Jin et al.
The paleolatitude of the Songliao Basin ranged from 38 to 47[degrees] in the Cretaceous [26].
Magnetic polarity stratigraphy and paleolatitude of the Triassic-Jurassic Blomidon Formation in the Fundy basin (Canada): implications for early Mesozoic tropical climate gradients.
This Early Eocene sphenisciformes diversity supports several separate dispersals of giant penguins from Antarctica to lower latitudes: Australia (late Eocene, paleolatitude ~ 33[degrees]S, Jenkins 1974), New Zealand (late Eocene/early Oligocene, paleolatitude ~ 45[degrees]S, Simpson 1971), Argentina (middle Eocene, paleolatitude ~ 54[degrees]S, Clarke et al.
The Pikopiko Fossil Forest grew on an alluvial plain not far above sea level, and was situated at a paleolatitude of about 50[degrees]S.
(1996) in the Gamba and Duela areas revealed a paleolatitude for the pre-collisional northern margin of India of 4.7degN for about 58.5 Ma at the reference point.
Myers' results are consistent with data from other low paleolatitude, continental, Upper Jurassic deposits in Africa and with regional projections of paleoclimate generated by general circulation models.
Sphaerosiderite meteoric [[delta].sup.18]O values have been compiled from the Lower Tuscaloosa Formation of Mississippi (25[degrees]N paleolatitude), The Dakota Formation of Nebraska (35[degrees]N) and the Dunvegan Formation of British Columbia (55[degrees]N paleolatitude).
Because the surface of the Earth is constantly shifting due to plate tectonics, the age of an impact is vital in determining its actual paleolatitude and ancient proximity to other impacts on now widely separate continental masses.
Even more surprising, says Spray, all three had the same paleolatitude of 22.8 [degrees] N, meaning that the line through them parallels Earth's equator.
Sediments of the Xiamaling Formation began their deposition at ~1,400 Ma at paleolatitude between 10[degrees]N and 30[degrees]N (with an uncertainty of some 10[degrees] latitude) [23].