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GSRM-APM-1 Absolute Plate Motion Velocities
File Name gsrm.apm.1.0.5deg.dat
Data Type text
Computer Program Not specified
File Size 11.92 MB - 1 file
Expert Level College and Introduction to Science
Contributor Corné Kreemer
Source Kreemer 2009
Absolute Plate Motions Constrained by Shear Wave Splitting Orientations with Implications for Hotspot Motions and Mantle Flow, J. Geophys. Res., VOL. 114, B10405, doi:10.1029/2009JB006416, 2009.
Resource Matrix Plate Motion on the Earth
Text file contains absolute plate velocity vectors for every 0.5deg grid node over the entire Earth. The velocities are derived from a model (GSRM-APM-1) that minimized the global misfit between surface relative plate motions and the directions of shear wave splitting orientations underneath oceans and cratons. Unlike most previous absolute plate motion models, GSRM-APM-1 is not based on hotspot track data.
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