Thursday, 2 July 2020

Tomotectonic Analysis of Western North America

Tomotectonic Analysis of Western North America

This is the first time I have come across this term. It means a tectonic plate reconstruction using both mantle and geological evidence. 

The paper which introduced me to the term has not yet been published but a PDF form is available HERE. The amount of information used in this paper is phenomenal. And it shows when you look at the animation below. It is this which first attracted my attention. Watching the continents dance is always fun!

You can see a full size version on THIS PAGE. Scroll to the bottom, click on Supporting Information and the on either of the video files.

I have glanced at the paper and quickly realised that you need to be a specialist to criticise it. And that is not me!!! Enjoy the animation.

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