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The movement of a crustal plate in relation to a fixed point, such as a hot spot. See Gripp and Gordon (1990) Geophys. Res. Letts 17 for calculations of absolute plate motion.

http://ofgs.ori.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~intridge/public_html_hidden/pmc/hs2_nuvel1.html Shows an absolute plate motion calculator.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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