Skip to main content

The change of the earth’s dimensions determined from paleogeographical data

Summary

It is shown that paleogeographical data give evidence for the increase of the Earth’s radius. The average annual increase computed is 0.5 mm/year. The formation of the continents and ocean basins may be easily explained on the basis of the Earth’s expansion. The rate of the annual radius increase derived from this explanation is in good agreement with the value determined from paleogeographical data. The theoretically computed duration of a transgression-regression period corresponds also with geological observations.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

References

  1. (1)

    Kuenen, P. H.:Marine Geology, New-York-London (1950).

  2. (2)

    Strahow, N. M.:Outlines of Historical Geology (in Russian), Moscow (1948).

  3. (3)

    Termier, H. & Termier, G.:Histoire Géologique de la Biosphère, Paris (1952).

  4. (4)

    Kossinna, E.:Die Erdoberfläche, Handb. d. Geophysik, Bd. 2, pp. 869–954 (1933).

    Google Scholar 

  5. (5)

    Allan, D. W.:L’âge de la terre calculée d’après la méthode du plomb, Assemblée de Rome, Résumé 48 (1954).

    Google Scholar 

  6. (6)

    Urey, H. C.:The temperature of the primitive Earth, Assemblée de Rome, Résumé 69 (1954)

    Google Scholar 

  7. (7)

    Egyed, L.:The formation of deep-sea troughs and related geophysical phenomena, Acta Geol. Acad. Sci. Hung., Vol. II, pp. 33–50 (1953).

    Google Scholar 

  8. (8)

    Egyed, L.:A new theory of the internal constitution of the Earth and its geological-geophysical consequences. Acta Geol. Acad. Sci. Hungaricae, Vol. IV, pp. 43–83 (1956).

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Authors

Additional information

Prof. Dr. L. Egyed, Geophysical Institute, Eötvös-University,Budapest (Hungary).

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Egyed, L. The change of the earth’s dimensions determined from paleogeographical data. Geofisica Pura e Applicata 33, 42–48 (1956). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02629945

Download citation

Keywords

  • Cambrian
  • Continental Area
  • Stress Accumulation
  • Geological Observation
  • Geological Past