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The Pangaean megamonsoon - evidence from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation, Colorado Plateau

Palaios

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Abstract

The Chinle was deposited between about 5?? to 15??N paleolatitude in the western equatorial region of Pangaea, a key area for documenting the effects of the monsoonal climate. This study summarizes sedimentological and paleontologic data from the Chinle Formation on the Colorado Plateau and integrates that data with paleoclimatic models. The evidence for abundant moisture and seasonality attest to the reversal of equatorial flow and support the hypothesis that the Triassic Pangaean climate was dominated by monsoonal circulation. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The Pangaean megamonsoon - evidence from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation, Colorado Plateau
Series title:
Palaios
Volume
6
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Palaios
First page:
347
Last page:
370
Number of Pages:
24