Biogeosciences, 14, 5425-5439, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-5425-2017
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Research article
04 Dec 2017
Improving global paleogeography since the late Paleozoic using paleobiology
Wenchao Cao et al.
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (12 Jul 2017) by Tina Treude  
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RR by Shanan Peters (24 Sep 2017)  
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (27 Sep 2017) by Tina Treude  
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We present a workflow to link paleogeographic maps to alternative plate tectonic models, alleviating the problem that published global paleogeographic maps are generally presented as static maps and tied to a particular plate model. We further develop an approach to improve paleogeography using paleobiology. The resulting paleogeographies are consistent with proxies of eustatic sea level change since ~400 Myr ago. We make the digital global paleogeographic maps available as an open resource.
We present a workflow to link paleogeographic maps to alternative plate tectonic models,...
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