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Ocean Basin Evolution and Global-Scale Plate Reorganization Events Since Pangea Breakup
We present a revised global plate motion model with continuously closing plate boundaries ranging from the Triassic at 230 Ma to the present day, assess differences among alternative absolute plateExpand
Global plate boundary evolution and kinematics since the late Paleozoic
Abstract Many aspects of deep-time Earth System models, including mantle convection, paleoclimatology, paleobiogeography and the deep Earth carbon cycle, require high-resolution plate motion modelsExpand
A global-scale plate reorganization event at 105−100 Ma
Abstract A major plate reorganization is postulated to have occurred at approximately 100 Ma. However, this reorganization has received limited attention, despite being associated with the mostExpand
The tectonic fabric of the ocean basins
[1] We present a global community data set of fracture zones (FZs), discordant zones, propagating ridges, V-shaped structures and extinct ridges, digitized from vertical gravity gradient (VGG) maps.Expand
Geologic and kinematic constraints on Late Cretaceous to mid Eocene plate boundaries in the southwest Pacific
Abstract Starkly contrasting tectonic reconstructions have been proposed for the Late Cretaceous to mid Eocene (~ 85–45 Ma) evolution of the southwest Pacific, reflecting sparse and ambiguous data.Expand
Formation of Australian continental margin highlands driven by plate-mantle interaction
Passive margin highlands occur on most continents on Earth and play a critical role in the cycle of weathering, erosion, and atmospheric circulation. Yet, in contrast to the well-developedExpand
On the consistency of seismically imaged lower mantle slabs
To assess the robustness and distribution of positive seismic anomalies, inferred as subducted slabs, a set of vote maps for the lower mantle with 14 global P-wave or S-wave tomography models are created and the most consistent positive wavespeed features are identified by an increasing vote count. Expand
Tectonic evolution and deep mantle structure of the eastern Tethys since the latest Jurassic
The breakup of Pangea in the Jurassic saw the opening of major ocean basins at the expense of older Tethyan and Pacific oceanic plates. Although the Tethyan seafloor spreading history has been lostExpand
Global kinematics of tectonic plates and subduction zones since the late Paleozoic Era
Abstract Detailed global plate motion models that provide a continuous description of plate boundaries through time are an effective tool for exploring processes both at and below the Earth'sExpand
Dynamic subsidence of Eastern Australia during the Cretaceous
During the Early Cretaceous Australia's eastward passage over sinking subducted slabs induced widespread dynamic subsidence and formation of a large epeiric sea in the eastern interior. DespiteExpand