Shoreham-by-Sea and District, West Sussex, England
November 1999 : Volume 1 Issue 4
Prix Formula 1: If an Adur Bath Tub was 10 mm too wide, would
it be disqualified?
Labour party announce at the Bournemouth Conference that the South Downs
are to become a National Park. 14 of the 15 Councils in Sussex are
opposed. The exception are the proponents Brighton Council. The FOE are
actively in favour and groups like the National Trust and the Society of
Sussex Downsmen have expressed their support. The Sussex Conservation Board,
which would be replaced, are opposed. A few working environmentalists I
have met said that it would not make much difference, except that:
Shoreham Herald has invited comments from its readers in a full page display.
the downs high to the cool sky;
John Galsworthy (1867-1933)
Sounds like sentimental slop to me, and I am not sure what cardoon means in this context?
Birdwatchers will be protesting
on a French nature reserve on Sunday against the shooting of birds - many
of which migrate to Britain.
An online petition against the hunting is at http://www.rspb.co.uk
Words of the Month
Paludal: | pljud()l, -lu-, paljd()l, -l- | a. E19. [f. L palud-, palus marsh + -AL1.] (Of a plant) growing in marshy ground, requiring a marshy habitat; Med. malarial; gen. marshy.paludine | paljdn, -dLn; -l- | a. of or pertaining to a marsh, marshy M19.
kdun | n. E17. [Fr. cardon, f. carde edible part of the artichoke,
f. mod.Prov. cardo f. Proto-Romance f. L cardu(u)s thistle, artichoke:
| pt | n. rare exc. in comb. LME. [f. next.] The action of parching;
the condition of being parched.
November 1999: Computer Shopper has the Oxford Reference Shelf (not the above reference) which is probably worth its money (£2.45) for the Metric Conversion on its own. The standard dictionary is the Pocket Oxford (Smaller than the Shorter Oxford*). Essential because of the Americanisation of word processor spell-checkers, and especially if you have to put on special reading spectacles to see a printed word dictionary. French, Italian and Spanish. Greek and Latin absent. Can anybody recommend an electronic dictionary for the last two, and Old English/Saxon?
The Oxford Interactive Encyclopedia* is now available with the first issue of Computer Success Plus (in newsagents) at £1.99.
Cretaceous Period (from the Latin, creta 'chalk'), the last geological
period of the Mesozoic Era, spanning the period of time from some 144 to
66.4 million years ago. The climate was warm and the sea-level rose, and
by the middle of the period marine transgression
was widespread (this is not what caused the combes and valleys in the Downs
Distribution of landmasses, mountainous regions, shallow seas, and deep ocean basins during the Late Jurassic.
Included in the paleographic reconstruction are cold and warm ocean currents. The present-day coastlines and tectonic boundaries of the configured continents are shown in the inset.
At the onset there existed the two supercontinents of Gondwana
and Laurasia, which were barely attached at the junction of North and South
America. When these enormous landmasses divided, the South Atlantic Ocean,
Indian Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean came into being. By the end
of the Cretaceous, the present-day continents were separate entities except
for Australia, which was still joined to Antarctica. Also, India had not
yet fused to Asia. The positions of the various continents were very
nearly those shown in the map below for the Maastrichtian shortly before
the close of the Cretaceous.
Distribution of landmasses, mountainous regions, shallow seas, and deep ocean basins during Late Cretaceous time (Maastrichtian Age).
Included in the paleogeographic reconstruction are cold and warm ocean currents. The present-day coastlines and tectonic boundaries of the configured continents are shown in the inset at the lower right.
Adapted from C.R. Scotese, The University of Texas at Arlington
Note the first appearance of the Gulf Stream AH
Position of Sussex:
In the Jurassic, Sussex was roughly at the latitude in which Rome is today. The continent moved northwards in the intervening period. If this was at a steady rate, the position of Sussex would be about midday between Rome and its present position.
Sea level was higher during most of the Cretaceous than at any other time in Earth history. In general, the world oceans were about 100 to 200 metres higher in the Early Cretaceous and roughly 200 to 250 metres higher in the Late Cretaceous than at present. The high Cretaceous sea level is thought to have been primarily the result of water in the ocean basins being displaced by the enlargement of the mid-oceanic ridges.
Eustasy | justsi | n. M20. [Back-form. f. next, after mod.L -stasis corresp. to -static: see -Y3.] Geogr. A uniform worldwide change of sea level
million years ago, Cretaceous Period
(144 - 66.4 million years ago): Sussex is covered by a warm sea inhabited
by ammonites, Micraster and other urchins, molluscs, at a lower
latitude (Continental Drift: Tectonic Plate Theory). Sedimentary deposits
of foraminiferans such as Globigerina and coccoliths (microscopic
plankton with a calcium carbonate shell) lay down the chalk which
is rock of the South Downs near Shoreham.
Chalks and limestones, for example, were deposited
during the early Late Cretaceous (e.g. Santonian
age), when sea levels were at their highest.
Ichthyosaurs in the early Cretaceous are replaced by mosasaurs (giant
aquatic lizards that ate ammonites etc.). Also pliosaurs, plesiosaurs and
Ends K-T event K=kreta (Gk) Cretaceous-Tertiary
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