The Formation of Pangaea: The Making of a Supercontinent
http://dlblanc.com/earth/tectonic/pangea.php

Donald Blanchard, No institutional affiliation


This site explains the events during the Paleozoic era that led up to the formation of the Pangaea supercontinent in the Mesozoic era. The existence in the Paleozoic era of the supercontinent Gondwanaland, the continents Laurentia and Baltica, and smaller continental masses are explained as well as the later collisions which created mountains by folding of the Earth's crust, (orogenies) such as the Acadian, Appalachian, Urals, and Laramide orogenies.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Historical Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Focus on the Cretaceous: Magmatism, Tectonics, Paleogeography
Topics: Energy/Material cycles, Solid Earth, Time/Earth History