Plate Tectonic History of the Southeast Pacific Ocean,
draft animation

This movie shows the plate tectonic evolution of the Southeast Pacific Ocean from 80 million years ago to the present. It was made for the "Backbone of the Americas" Conference in Mendoza, Argentina, in 2006.

This is a draft movie, made from images widely spaced in time.

To view this movie, click on the images.

Download: Southeast Pacific Plate Tectonic Draft Movie (5 MB)

This movie was created by Tanya Atwater in Photoshop, Morph and FinalCut Templates for the images were downloaded from O.D.S.N. Plate Tectonic Reconstruction Service at

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