Imagine a time machine that could transport us 200 Million years into the past. The supercontinent Pangaea was slowly breaking up, and newly formed tectonic plates were drifting apart. Animals and plants were just recovering from a big extinction event
What are the main science questions the project is trying to answer? Our scientists are analysing drill cores from throughout the UK and will also analyse the new cores from Prees in the Cheshire Basin (Shropshire, England). See information on
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For the JET project, we analyse rocks from the Early Jurassic (2017-174 Million years ago) to learn more about the climate, ocean circulation, and other events that may have influenced ecosystems and geological processes at the time.