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Triassic Environmental Change In Western North America

Project Acronym: CPCP1 | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5048

The Triassic Period (~252-202 Ma) witnessed the evolutionary appearance of modern terrestrial biota, the origin and rise to ecological dominance of dinosaurs, and dramatic climate changes on the continents. The complex of epicontinental basins in western Pangea, now exposed on the Colorado Plateau, preserves a rich low-paleolatitude biotic and paleoenvironmental terrestrial record from the Triassic. 

Keywords: North America, USA, Chinle, Climate Change, Geochronology, Magneto Stratigraphy, Stratigraphy, Triassic

Cores are stored at University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, Continental Scientific Drilling Facility, USA

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6 November - 7 December 2013

Full Proposal Approved

Workshop Held

8 - 11 May 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Workshop Proposal Approved