Sedimentary rocks that contain fossils can be used for an analysis of
the paleogeographic development of the Atlantic Ocean and the adjacent
land areas by temporal correlation of rock units that are far from one
another. An orthographic projection of the Upper Cretaceous Atlantic
was produced which includes micropaleontological and lithological data
from "Deep Sea Drilling Project" core Grillings.
The descriptions of the morphology of the paleo-Atlantic basin and its
effects on sedimentation as well as individual sediment components
present a general survey on the development of the Late Mesozoic
Atlantic. This book presents comprehensive information in concise
form for all those interested in geosciences.