True polar wander since the early cretaceous

D. M. Jurdy*, R. Van Der Voo

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Abstract

The motions of the lithospheric plates have been reconstructed for three time intervals back to the Early Cretaceous. These displacements were analyzed to determine the best-fitting rigid rotation, which could then be ascribed to true polar wander. The true polar wander so obtained is no larger than a few degrees and is within the magnitude of the uncertainties involved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1193-1196
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume187
Issue number4182
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

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