17. Triassic–Jurassic Boundary and Jurassic: Disintegrating Pangaea

  1. Nigel Woodcock2 and
  2. Rob Strachan3
  1. S. P. Hesselbo

Published Online: 12 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118274064.ch17

Geological History of Britain and Ireland, Second Edition

Geological History of Britain and Ireland, Second Edition

How to Cite

Hesselbo, S. P. (2012) Triassic–Jurassic Boundary and Jurassic: Disintegrating Pangaea, in Geological History of Britain and Ireland, Second Edition (eds N. Woodcock and R. Strachan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118274064.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

  2. 3

    School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193825

Online ISBN: 9781118274064

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Keywords:

  • Triassic–Jurassic boundary, and Jurassic disintegrating Pangaea;
  • Late Triassic and Jurassic geological history;
  • Jurassic into stages;
  • climate and sea–level change;
  • sedimentary basins, syn-sedimentary faulting;
  • catastrophic events;
  • early Jurassic marine environments;
  • late Jurassic seaways;
  • Britain and Ireland geological history, three phases

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Correlation and Time-Scale

  • Climate and Sea-Level Change

  • Sedimentary Basins and Syn-Sedimentary Faulting

  • The Early Seaways

  • Early Jurassic Marine Environments

  • Mid Jurassic Uplift: The ‘North Sea Dome’

  • Mid Jurassic Non-Marine and Marginal Marine Depositional Environments

  • The Late Jurassic Seaways

  • Late Jurassic Aridity, Carbonate Ramps and the Purbeck Lagoons

  • Summary

  • References