Articles | Volume 14, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 14, 5425–5439, 2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 5425–5439, 2017

Research article 04 Dec 2017

Research article | 04 Dec 2017

Improving global paleogeography since the late Paleozoic using paleobiology

Wenchao Cao et al.

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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.
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