Gulf of Guinea 0NS 0EW

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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Scale: 1 pixel = 5 km. 5-degree grid; Mercator Projection, Center 00NS 00EW



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Ocean Floor Ages

Tectonic Structures

Topography

Land Geology

Notes and References

Discussion

This is the re-entrant where South America split away from Africa. The one place the restored fit is not almost perfect is the corner, where the northeast tip of Brazil substantially overlaps Africa. In Brazil, Precambrian rocks come right to the coast, but in Africa, the misfit is the Niger Delta, underlain by Cenozoic and Mesozoic rocks. The Precambrian rocks in Africa are inland far enough to accommodate the tip of Brazil nicely.


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Created 11 April 2014, Last Update 09 January 2015
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