Geological history of Earth

2017-07-27T19:36:41+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Great Oxygenation Event, Mantle plume, Vaalbara, Archean, Continental drift, Hadean, Paleozoic, Phanerozoic, Proterozoic, Precambrian, Mountain formation, Future of Earth flashcards Geological history of Earth
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  • Great Oxygenation Event
    The Great Oxygenation Event (GOE, also called the Oxygen Catastrophe, Oxygen Crisis, Oxygen Holocaust, Oxygen Revolution, or Great Oxidation) was the biologically induced appearance of dioxygen (O2) in Earth's atmosphere.
  • Mantle plume
    A mantle plume is a mechanism proposed in 1971 to explain volcanic regions of the Earth that were not thought to be explicable by the then-new theory of plate tectonics.
  • Vaalbara
    Vaalbara was an Archean supercontinent that consisted of the Kaapvaal craton, today located in eastern South Africa, and the Pilbara craton, today found in north-western Western Australia.
  • Archean
    The Archean Eon (pronunciation: /ɑːrˈkiːən/, also spelled Archaean) is a geologic eon, 4,000 to 2,500 million years ago (4 to 2.5 billion years), that followed the Hadean Eon and preceded the Proterozoic Eon.
  • Continental drift
    Continental drift is the movement of the Earth's continents relative to each other, thus appearing to "drift" across the ocean bed.
  • Hadean
    The Hadean (pronunciation: /ˈheɪdiən/) is a geologic eon of the Earth, and lies before the Archean.
  • Paleozoic
    The Paleozoic (or Palaeozoic) Era (pronunciation: /ˌpeɪliəˈzoʊɪk, ˌpæ-/; from the Greek palaios (παλαιός), "old" and zoe (ζωή), "life", meaning "ancient life") is the earliest of three geologic eras of the Phanerozoic Eon, from 541 to 252.
  • Phanerozoic
    The Phanerozoic Eon (British English Phanærozoic) is the current geologic eon in the geologic time scale, and the one during which abundant animal and plant life has existed.
  • Proterozoic
    The Proterozoic (pronunciation: /ˌproʊtərəˈzoʊɪk, prɔː-, -trə-/) is a geological eon representing the time just before the proliferation of complex life on Earth.
  • Precambrian
    The Precambrian (or Pre-Cambrian, sometimes abbreviated pЄ) is the earliest 4.
  • Mountain formation
    Mountain formation refers to the geological processes that underlie the formation of mountains.
  • Future of Earth
    The biological and geological future of Earth can be extrapolated based upon the estimated effects of several long-term influences.
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