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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

GeoFile 2014-11

Jurassic to Recent tectonic evolution of North America: A preliminary model using GPlates software

by Martha A. Henderson, Mitchell G. Mihalynuk, Karin Sigloch, Stephen T. Johnston, and Grace A. Shephard


GeoFile 2014-11 uses the paleo-GIS program GPlates, to develop a paleogeographic model for much of the North American Cordillera between 200 Ma and the present. It is the preliminary release of ongoing work to produce a model that best incorporates land geology, paleomagnetic data, and geometric constraints on volcanic arc geometry from detailed mantle tomography.


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