|Geology 12 - Historical Geology|
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We don't need the section on Cenozoic life yet.
1. East and Gulf Coast:
What happened in these regions during Cenozoic time?
2. Western Cordilera:
Subduction of a diverging boundary had profound effects across the region. How was this event reflected:
- in the Basin and Range (Nevada-Utah)?
- on the Colorado Plateau?
- in the Columbia Plateau and Snake river area?
- in the Sierra Nevada?
Why are these effects of glaciation important in North America?
- glacial rebound
- sea level changes
- wind deposits
Describe 4 hypotheses to explain why glaciation occurs.
We won't spend much time on this is class, but read about the Alpine-Himalayan collisions and their effects.