[CPCP] CPCP - Colorado Plateau Coring Project

Climate & Ecosystems

Year of Application: 2010

Expedition ID: 5048

Current Status: Workshop completed

Master Data

Prof. Dr. Gerhard H. Bachmann (PI)

Dr. Charlotte Miller (Scientific Participant)

Geologisches Alter: Triassic, Jurassic

Latitude: 35°5'20''N

North America

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Longitude: 109°45'50''W

United States


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The Triassic Period (~252-202 Ma) witnessed the evolutionary appearance of modern terrestrial biota, the origin and rise to ecological dominance of dinosaurs, and dramatic climate changes on the continents. The complex of epicontinental basins in western Pangea, now exposed on the Colorado Plateau, preserves a rich low-paleolatitude biotic and paleoenvironmental terrestrial record from the Triassic. 

Related Publications

Olsen, Paul E. , Geissman, John W. , Kent, Dennis V. , Gehrels, George E. , Mundil, Roland , Irmis, Randall B. , Lepre, Christopher , Rasmussen, Cornelia , Giesler, Dominique , Parker, William G. , Zakharova, Natalia , Kürschner, Wolfram M. , Miller, Charlotte , Baranyi, Viktoria , Schaller, Morgan F. , Whiteside, Jessica H. , Schnurrenberger, Douglas , Noren,Anders , Shannon, Kristina Brady , O’Grady, Ryan , Colbert, Matthew W. , Maisano, Jessie , Edey, David , Kinney, Sean T. , Molina-Garza, Roberto , Bachman, Gerhard H. , Sha, Jingeng , and the CPCD team (2018). "Colorado Plateau Coring Project, Phase I (CPCP-I): a continuously cored, globally exportable chronology of Triassic continental environmental change from western North America" Sci. Dril. 24 p15-40