VGP (click on sub-option for information)


Files containing virtual geomagnetic poles (VGP).  GMAP is supplied with many VGP files and apparent polar wander paths (APWP).  GMAP also interacts with the Global Palaeomagnetic Data Base (Lock & McElhinny 1991) via the NGU DRAGON web-site.  At this web-site the content of the result table from a ‘PALEOPOLE QUERY’ can be transferred to the user's own computer in the form of an ASCII text file.  This is done via a link placed at the top of the Paleopole Query's result table.  The file can then be loaded directly into local computer applications for further processing.  GMAP can read the ASCII files directly.


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