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By CEED scientists

Continental Model
(540-0 Ma)

Torsvik et al. 2014: Deep mantle structure as a reference frame for movements in and on the Earth. PNAS 111, 24, 8735–8740
Torsvik & Cocks 2017: Earth History and Palaeogeography. Cambridge University Press, 317 pp. 

Paleozoic Polygon Model
(410-250 Ma)

Domeier & Torsvik 2014: Plate tectonics in the late Paleozoic. Geoscience Frontiers 5, 303-350

Mesozoic-Cenozoic Polygon Model 
(250-0 Ma)

Torsvik et al. Pacific-Panthalassic reconstructions: Overview, errata and the way forward  (in preparation)


By Mathew Domeier (2016, 2018)

Caledonian Polygon Model
(500-420 Ma)

Domeier 2016: A plate tectonic scenario for the Iapetus and Rheic oceans. Gondwana Research 36, 275–295 

Asian Polygon Model
(500-420 Ma)

Domeier 2018: Early Paleozoic tectonics of Asia: Towards a full-plate model. Geoscience Frontiers 9, 789-862

GLOBAL MODELS ("non-GPlates" format)

By CEED scientists 2010-2013 (polygons in 10 Myrs interval)

Global Polygon Model (150-0 Ma)

Torsvik et al. 2010: Plate tectonics and net lithosphere rotation over the past 150 My. Earth and Planet. Science Letters, 291, 106–112

Global Polygon Model extended to 250 Ma

Conrad et al. 2013: Stability of active mantle upwelling revealed by net characteristics of plate tectonics. Nature 498, 479-482.

Updated Mesozoic-Cenozoic Polygon Models (250-0 Ma)

Soon to come.......