Marine Geoscience Data System
PlateReconstructions_DeMets Interpretation:Geologic, Magnetic:Anomaly
India-Somalia Chrons 1-6 plate reconstruction data: northern Indian Ocean
Identifications of magnetic reversals from Anomaly 1 (0.78 Ma) to Anomaly 6 (~20 Ma) from a wide range of shipboard and airborne magnetic data from the India-Somalia portion of the Carlsberg Ridge and Central Indian Ridge are embedded in a text file along with fracture zone (and transform fault) traces that were digitized from best-available bathymetric and satellite gravity data. These include all the data that were used to estimate the high-resolution India-Somalia plate rotation sequence described by DeMets et al. (2020). A detailed description of the file contents is found at the start of the file. The data file is in ASCII text format and was generated as part of a project called Toward an understanding of Neogene plate dynamics: Completion of a high-resolution, closure-enforced chronology of global plate motions since 20 Ma. Funding was provided through NSF award OCE14-33323 and Russian Foundation grant 05-04-64297.
Device Info
Not Applicable:NotApplicable
The data have been processed/modified to a level beyond that of basic quality control (e.g. final processed sonar data, photo-mosaics).

Data Files


Data Citation Information

ISO/XML Metadata