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- Gurnis, Michael, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Computers & geosciences 2018 v.116 pp. 32-41
- Cenozoic era; Mesozoic era; computer software; computers; deformation; models; porous media; tectonics; North America; South East Asia
- ... Traditional plate reconstruction methodologies do not allow for plate deformation to be considered. Here we present software to construct and visualize global tectonic reconstructions with deforming plates within the context of rigid plates. Both deforming and rigid plates are defined by continuously evolving polygons. The deforming regions are tessellated with triangular meshes such that either s ...
- Gurnis, Michael, et al. Show all 10 Authors
- Computers & geosciences 2012 v.38 no.1 pp. 35-42
- algorithms; computers; dynamic models; tectonics; topology
- ... We present a new algorithm for modeling a self-consistent set of global plate polygons. Each plate polygon is composed of a finite list of plate margins, all with different Euler poles. We introduce a "continuously closed plate" (CCP), such that, as each margin moves independently, the plate polygon remains closed geometrically as a function of time. This method solves emerging needs in computatio ...