Arctic Island Was a Tropical Island 500 Million Years Ago

This is part of: Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future

Summary

Reconstructing past continental plate movements reveals the island of Spitsbergen was tropical 500 million years ago.

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Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS (2013) ESS - 1
  • AP Environmental Science (2013) - 1
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