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- 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 ...