Errors in plate rotations as described by covariance matrices and their combination in reconstructions.

Donna M Jurdy, M. Stefanick

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Abstract

We use covariance matrices to describe the errors in plate rotations and to combine the contributions of individual plate pairs for plate reconstructions. First, for the rotation of a pair of plates the covariance matrix which describes the errors in the rotation is defined. Then we show how individual covariance matrices can be combined in a circuit of successive plate rotations to assess the errors in a plate reconstruction. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6310-6318
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume92
Issue numberB7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Palaeontology

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