By Edward J. Petuch
Meteorology is my curiosity and profession. Forecasting the incidence of rain isn't really adequate for us. we have to realize the character of the skin that rain falls on, which will estimate the results it is going to have as soon as it arrives. that implies geology enters at once into our issues.
i presumed I had a high-quality notion of the geology of Florida. Now i do know differently. the tale of Florida over the past 35my is much extra complex than I imagined. Petuch and Roberts have defined this tale in nice aspect, they usually inform it in a fashion not like the other geology booklet i've got learn.
Their reconstructions of the kingdom at periods over this period of time are illustrated with "simulated area commute photographs." those have been created by utilizing photographs of analogous terrain present this day, pieced jointly in accordance the geological facts, then altered and retouched by way of electronic strategies. those illustratins make it so easy to imagine the alterations through the years, and as far as i do know they're unique.
The DVD accompanying the publication takes the pictures and captions within the textual content, and concatenates them right into a movie-like series which matches even farther. those gains jointly have raised the bar for destiny works of this kind.
i purchased the e-book for our workplace down the following in Key West; i'm hoping my colleagues locate it as important as I. Now the place am i able to discover a time-machine to take me again a pair million years? THAT Florida appears like a desirable position for crusing, diving and fishing, particularly for those who like scallops!
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Extra resources for The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas
Orange Island still exists today as the Ocala Arch and highlands area. This subsea represented the last phase of the Carbonate Platform Depositional Episode. 4 — The Tampa Subsea (late Chattian Oligocene to early Aquitanian Miocene). The template set down by the Dade Subsea was enlarged and expanded within the Tampa Subsea area (see Chapter 2). At this time, Orange Island had grown northward and westward, and the Suwannee Strait had become much narrower and shallower. The coral reef complexes off the western coast of Orange Island had also expanded by this time, forming a lagoon system and chain of coral islands similar to the Recent Florida Keys.
6 million–150,000 years). The distinctive faunas of this time period include those of the Bermont Formation and its three members. The Bellegladean fauna is an interesting transition between the previous rich Kissimmean faunas and the subsequent impoverished faunas of the latest Pleistocene and Holocene. Typically, the Bellegladean fauna contains both relictual Kissimmean taxa and newly evolved endemic genera. S. and the Gulf of Mexico became cold and nontropical during much of Bellegladean time, the interior of the nearly landlocked pseudoatoll stayed much warmer and subtropical.
At this time, the first major barrier island system (Nashua Lagoon System) began to form along the entire eastern coast of Florida. 11 — The Loxahatchee Subsea (Aftonian Pleistocene). The final depositional filling of the Okeechobean Sea began with the flooding of the Loxahatchee Subsea (see Chapter 6). The lagoonal area of the pseudoatoll was greatly reduced, with over half the area filled with mangrove forests and islands. The Reticulated Coastal Swamps area of Recent southwestern Florida is the last remnant of this vast mangrove island system.
The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas by Edward J. Petuch