Research article | Reconstructing seafloor age distributions in lost ocean basins

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Simon Williams, Nicky M. Wright, John Cannon, Nicolas Flament, R. Dietmar Müller, Reconstructing seafloor age distributions in lost ocean basins, Geoscience Frontiers, Volume 12, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 769-780, ISSN 1674-9871, Reconstructing seafloor age distributions in lost ocean basins - ScienceDirect

Highlights
• New method to generate maps of seafloor age from tectonic reconstructions.
• We compute seafloor ages with sensitivity analyses for the last 410 Myr.
• Reconstructions compatible with variations in mean seafloor age of ~15 Myr.
• The reconstructed age-area distribution is rarely triangular.
GPlates, open-source software

Animations of results at 1 Myr increment are provided as a digital supplement, together with the code used to generate them. The source code and data files to reproduce all results in this study are freely available at siwill22/agegrid-0.1 v1-alpha | Zenodo.

KEYWORDS:
Plate reconstructions, Sea level, Seafloor spreading, open-source, software, GPlates

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