Dietmar Müller on Reconstructing Plate Motions Over a Billion Years of Earth History

04.05.2021 - By Geology Bites By Oliver Strimpel

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Dietmar Müller and his team have built interactive software to combine hundreds of diverse geological research studies into a single self-consistent picture of the plate-tectonic motions over deep time.  He explains how this astonishing feat was accomplished and points out salient features in the results.
Dietmar Müller is Professor of Geophysics at the University of Sydney.   In February 2021, his team published an animated billion-year plate reconstruction, which has had an enormous impact on the public.
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