Absolute plate motions and true polar wander in the absence of hotspot tracks

@article{Steinberger2008AbsolutePM,
  title={Absolute plate motions and true polar wander in the absence of hotspot tracks},
  author={B. Steinberger and T. Torsvik},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={452},
  pages={620-623}
}
The motion of continents relative to the Earth’s spin axis may be due either to rotation of the entire Earth relative to its spin axis—true polar wander—or to the motion of individual plates. In order to distinguish between these over the past 320 Myr (since the formation of the Pangaea supercontinent), we present here computations of the global average of continental motion and rotation through time in a palaeomagnetic reference frame. Two components are identified: a steady northward motion… Expand
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