On the Plate Boundary Forces that Drive and Resist Baja California Motion

@article{Plattner2009OnTP,
  title={On the Plate Boundary Forces that Drive and Resist Baja California Motion},
  author={C. Plattner and R. Malservisi and R. Govers},
  journal={Geology},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={359-362}
}
The driving forces of microplate transport remain one of the major unknowns in plate tectonics. Our hypothesis postulates that the Baja California microplate is transported along the North America–Pacific plate boundary by partial coupling to the Pacific plate and low coupling to the North America plate. To test this idea, we use numerical modeling to examine the interplate coupling on a multiple-earthquake-cycle time scale along the Baja California–Pacific plate boundary and compare the… Expand
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