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Low-latitude glaciation in the Palaeoproterozoic era
One of the most fundamental enigmas of the Earth's palaeoclimate concerns the temporal and spatial distributions of Precambrian glaciations. Through four billion years of Precambrian history,Expand
Pre-Rodinia supercontinent Nuna shaping up: A global synthesis with new paleomagnetic results from North China
The existence of a pre-Rodinia Precambrian supercontinent, variously called Nuna or Columbia, has been widely speculated in the past decade, but the precise timing of its existence and itsExpand
The palaeomagnetically viable, long-lived and all-inclusive Rodinia supercontinent reconstruction
Abstract Palaeomagnetic apparent polar wander (APW) paths from the world's cratons at 1300–700 Ma can constrain the palaeogeographic possibilities for a long-lived and all-inclusive RodiniaExpand
Assembly and breakup of the core of Paleoproterozoic-Mesoproterozoic supercontinent Nuna
Idealized conceptual models of supercontinent cyclicity must be tested against the geologic record using pre-Pangean reconstructions. We integrate tectonostratigraphic records and paleomagnetic dataExpand
Palaeoproterozoic supercontinents and global evolution: correlations from core to atmosphere
Abstract The Palaeoproterozoic era was a time of profound change in Earth evolution and represented perhaps the first supercontinent cycle, from the amalgamation and dispersal of a possibleExpand
Evidence for a Large-Scale Reorganization of Early Cambrian Continental Masses by Inertial Interchange True Polar Wander
Analysis of Vendian to Cambrian paleomagnetic data shows anomalously fast rotations and latitudinal drift for all of the major continents. These motions are consistent with an Early to MiddleExpand
Neoproterozoic glaciations in a revised global palaeogeography from the breakup of Rodinia to the assembly of Gondwanaland
Abstract This review paper presents a set of revised global palaeogeographic maps for the 825–540 Ma interval using the latest palaeomagnetic data, along with lithological information forExpand
Proterozoic low orbital obliquity and axial-dipolar geomagnetic field from evaporite palaeolatitudes
  • D. Evans
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 2 November 2006
Palaeomagnetism of climatically sensitive sedimentary rock types, such as glacial deposits and evaporites, can test the uniformitarianism of ancient geomagnetic fields and palaeoclimate zones.Expand
Plate tectonics on early Earth? Weighing the paleomagnetic evidence
Paleomagnetism is the only quantitative method available to test for lateral motions by tectonic plates across the surface of ancient Earth. Here, we present several analyses of such motions usingExpand
Revisiting carbonate chemistry controls on planktic foraminifera Mg / Ca: implications for sea surface temperature and hydrology shifts over the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum and Eocene–Oligocene
Abstract. Much of our knowledge of past ocean temperatures comes from the foraminifera Mg / Ca palaeothermometer. Several nonthermal controls on foraminifera Mg incorporation have been identified, ofExpand