Late Proterozoic plate tectonics and palaeogeography: a tale of two supercontinents, Rodinia and Pannotia

@inproceedings{Scotese2009LatePP,
  title={Late Proterozoic plate tectonics and palaeogeography: a tale of two supercontinents, Rodinia and Pannotia},
  author={Christopher R. Scotese},
  year={2009}
}
  • C. Scotese
  • Published 2009
  • Environmental Science, Geography, Geology
Abstract The plate tectonic and palaeogeographic history of the late Proterozoic is a tale of two supercontinents: Rodinia and Pannotia. Rodinia formed during the Grenville Event (c. 1100 Ma) and remained intact until its collision with the Congo continent (800–750 Ma). This collision closed the southern part of the Mozambique Seaway, and triggered the break-up of Rodinia. The Panthalassic Ocean opened as the supercontinent of Rodinia split into a northern half (East Gondwana, Cathyasia and… 
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