The jurassic of the peniche peninsula (Portugal): Scientific, educational and science popularization relevance

Luís Vítor Duarte, Ricardo Louro Silva, Francisco Félix, María José Comas-Rengifo, Rogério Bordalo Da Rocha, Emanuela Mattioli, Ricardo Paredes, João Graciano Mendonça Filho, Maria Cristina Cabral

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Abstract

The Peniche Peninsula shows the most continuous carbonate sedimentary succession of the Jurassic in Portugal. In this paper, supported by several important scientific arguments from the different domains of Sedimentary Geology, we highlight this locality as a focal point to understand the Early Jurassic time interval. Among several other themes we emphasize the definition of the Toarcian GSSP, the discussion around the Early Toarcian oceanic anoxic event and the organic-rich deposition occurred in the Sinemurian- Pliensbachian of the Peniche Peninsula section. These key geological themes have been the focus of significant educational/scientific outreach, involving Geology promotion activities directed towards different audiences, on a local and international scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-70
Number of pages16
JournalRevista de la Sociedad Geologica de Espana
Volume30
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Educational activities
  • Global reference geosite
  • Lower Jurassic
  • Peniche
  • Portugal
  • Scientific relevance

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