We end 2023 with the release of GPlately1.3, with a number of bugfixes and improvements. The cool functionality of GPlately includes generating gridded oceanic crustal ages and seafloor spreading rates from plate models with evolving plate boundaries – see example below using a plate model in a mantle reference frame. Happy holidays from the EarthByte Group!
Full seafloor spreading rates from 1Ga to the present. Relative plate motions from Merdith et al. (2021) plate model and absolute reference frame from Müller et al. (2022). Video by Lauren Ilano.