[GPlates-discuss] GPlates back to 250 mya?
bruce.eglington at usask.ca
Sat Feb 18 14:46:57 EST 2012
I suggest that you contact Chris Scotese and see whether he is willing to
provide a copy of his academic model for Paleogis. You can export the
rotation file from the Microsoft Access database or I can help you with this
if you need.
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[mailto:gplates-discuss-bounces at mail.usyd.edu.au] On Behalf Of Nick Matzke
Sent: February-17-12 6:55 PM
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Subject: [GPlates-discuss] GPlates back to 250 mya?
I would very much like to use GPlates to produce estimated plate boundaries
back to about 250 mya. However, the default datasets included with GPlates
1.2 seem to go back only to 100-140 mya.
However, I have seen reconstructions of continental configurations going
back much further than 140 mya, at the PLATES website and elsewhere, so I
suspect the models must exist. Is there a model somewhere that I can import
into GPlates that covers this time period?
My goal is biogeographic analyses, which are very rough anyway, so I can
deal with something that is quite approximate/crude.
Nicholas J. Matzke
Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Student Researcher
Center for Theoretical Evolutionary Genomics
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