Global kinematics of tectonic plates and subduction zones since the late Paleozoic Era

  title={Global kinematics of tectonic plates and subduction zones since the late Paleozoic Era},
  author={Alexander Young and N. Flament and Kayla T. Maloney and Simon Williams and K. Matthews and S. Zahirovic and R. M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Geoscience frontiers},
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's surface. A new generation of numerical models of mantle dynamics pre- and post-Pangea timeframes requires global kinematic descriptions with full plate reconstructions extending into the Paleozoic (410 Ma). Current plate models that cover Paleozoic times are characterised by large plate speeds and trench… Expand
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