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Mesozoic and Cenozoic Paleogeographic Maps

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Tidal Friction and the Earth’s Rotation II

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A knowledge of paleogeography is critical in computing tidal friction and its effect on the Earth’s rotation through time (Krohn and Sündermann, this Vol.). Important factors are the dimensions of ocean basins, the widths of continental shelves, and the details of coastal configurations. Paleogeographic maps have been greatly improved in recent years, although the certainty with which geologists can address these factors is highly variable. Seven appropriately detailed paleogeographic maps have been published for the Paleozoic periods (Scotese et al. 1979) and seven Mesozoic and Cenezoic maps have been prepared in the same style for the present paper. Before discussing the details of these new maps, we describe some of the general problems facing the paleogeographer, with particular reference to how these might affect the tidal computations of the hydrodynamicist.

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Ziegler, A.M., Scotese, C.R., Barrett, S.F. (1982). Mesozoic and Cenozoic Paleogeographic Maps. In: Brosche, P., Sündermann, J. (eds) Tidal Friction and the Earth’s Rotation II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-68836-2_17

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