Low-latitude glaciation in the Palaeoproterozoic era

  title={Low-latitude glaciation in the Palaeoproterozoic era},
  author={D. A. D. Evans and Nicolas Beukes and Joseph L. Kirschvink},
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, unequivocally glacial deposits have been found only in the Palaeoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic record1. Nonetheless, some of these deposits are closely associated with tropical— rather than just polar—palaeolatitudinal indicators such as carbonate rocks, red beds, and evaporites1,2. These observations are… 
Earth's Earliest Extensive Glaciations: Tectonic Setting and Stratigraphic Context of Paleoproterozoic Glaciogenic Deposits
Paleoproterozoic glaciogenic deposits have a more restricted distribution than those of the Neoproterozoic, which are thought by some to provide evidence that the surface of the entire Earth was
The geology and geochemistry of the Palaeoproterozoic Makganyene diamictite
Neoproterozoic glaciation: Reconciling low paleolatitudes and the geologic record
Paleomagnetic data for Neoproterozoic glacial deposits in South Australia and elsewhere verify glaciomarine deposition near the paleoequator. Tidal rhythmites from such deposits in South Australia
Chemostratigraphy of the Paleoproterozoic Duitschland Formation, South Africa: Implications for Coupled Climate Change and Carbon Cycling
The Paleoproterozoic Duitschland Formation lies stratigraphically beneath the Timeball Hill Formation, which contains the only unequivocal glacial unit of this era in the Transvaal Basin, South


Earth's glacial record and its tectonic setting
  • N. Eyles
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 1993
History of the earth's obliquity
A Discussion on global tectonics in Proterozoic times - Application of palaeomagnetism to Proterozoic tectonics
  • J. Briden
  • Geology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 1976
Assessment of current Proterozoic palaeomagnetic data and the assumptions necessary for applying them to tectonic problems shows that first order tectonic phenomena (involving the creation and/or
Huronian glaciation and polar wander from the Gowganda Formation, Ontario
The paleomagnetism of sedimentary rocks from the Huronian Gowganda Formation was studied for 16 sites near Elliot Lake, Ontario, in the Southern Geologic province. The rocks retain a stable remanence