paleolatitude

paleolatitude

[¦pāl·ē·ō′lad·ə‚tüd]
(geology)
The latitude of a specific area on the earth's surface in the geologic past.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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.
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.
A stable-isotope mass balance model has been used to generate estimates of Cenomanian precipitation rates that range from 1500 mm/yr at 25[degrees]N paleolatitude to 3200 mm/yr at 45[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.
The oxygen- and hydrogen-isotope compositions predicted for meteoric water at ~560 Ma, based on Avalonia paleolatitude estimates (Murphy et al.
He emphasises the most reliable of them, especially those from bedded rocks, and shows that overall the Cordilleran poles cluster well at about 15[degrees] paleolatitude south of poles from contemporary North America, implying 2100 [+ or -] 700 kilometres of northward translation compared to the Eocene set, which are concordant.
The PLCT trends have been used to estimate zonally-averaged evaporation rates at 25[degrees]N paleolatitude during the Albian greenhouse-warming.
However, because the Cretaceous record for fossil angiosperm woods is still poorly known, especially for low paleolatitude areas, it would be premature to use the currently available stratigraphic evidence to resolve questions of character polarity and variability.