Hotspotting and Plate Reconstruction
A new way emerges to find the earth's hidden heat sources
Published in Scientific American, April 1997
A Plate Tectonic Reconstruction of the Southwest Pacific 100-0 Ma
A Plate Tectonic Reconstruction of the Southwest Pacific 0-100 Ma
A reconstruction of Southwest Pacific paleogeography for the timespan 100 Ma to the present, based on the hotspot frame of reference:
Yan, C.Y., and L.W. Kroenke, A Plate Tectonic Reconstruction of the Southwest Pacific 0-100 Ma (animated), in Berger, T., L.W. Kroenke, L. Mayer, et al., Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 130: College Station, TX 697-709.
Animation published by Paul Mace Software, Inc using GRASP 4.0
The avi animations can be viewed on any Windows/Macintosh operating system using Quicktime and on many Unix based systems using XAnim. To view each image separately in Compuserve Graphics Image Format (GIF files), the files MG000.GIF through MG999.GIF contain the reconstruction frames in 0.5 Ma increment.