APPENDIX

Absolute Pole Rotations
 
  Pacific plate/
Hotspot
Euler Pole
Rotation
(/m.y.)
Latitude
()
Longitude
()
Colatitude
distance
from great
circle (km)
Earth radius
at colatitude (km)
Bearing of
rotation
pole from
north ()
Bearing of
backtrack*
()
Movement
(km/m.y.)
Age
(Ma)
N E Latitude Longitude

Site 215

0 60.20 –90.00
0.980
26.03 –147.93
51.839 5009.38 32.39 122.39
–0.413 0.725
85.682
1 60.20 –90.00
0.980
25.61 –147.21
51.840 5009.47 32.10 122.10
–0.410 0.725
85.683
2 60.20 –90.00
0.980
25.20 –146.48
51.842 5009.57 31.80 121.80
–0.407 0.725
85.685
3 60.20 –90.00
0.980
24.80 –145.76
51.843 5009.67 31.50 121.50
–0.403 0.725
85.687
4 60.20 –90.00
0.980
24.39 –145.03
51.845 5009.77 31.19 121.19
–0.400 0.725
85.688
5 60.20 –90.00
0.980
23.99 –144.31
51.846 5009.88 30.88 120.88
–0.396 0.725
85.690
6 69.00 –71.00
0.791
23.60 –143.58
61.834 5616.54 22.82 112.82
–0.271 0.703
77.540
7 69.00 –71.00
0.791
23.33 –142.88
61.834 5616.56 22.73 112.73
–0.270 0.702
77.540
8 69.00 –71.00
0.791
23.06 –142.18
61.834 5616.58 22.63 112.63
–0.269 0.701
77.540
9 69.00 –71.00
0.791
22.79 –141.48
61.835 5616.60 22.53 112.53
–0.268 0.700
77.540
10 69.00 –71.00
0.791
22.52 –140.78
61.835 5616.62 22.42 112.42
–0.266 0.699
77.541
11 69.00 –71.00
0.791
22.25 –140.08
61.835 5616.64 22.32 112.32
–0.265 0.698
77.541
12 69.00 –71.00
0.791
21.99 –139.38
61.836 5616.66 22.20 112.20
–0.264 0.698
77.541
13 69.00 –71.00
0.791
21.73 –138.68
61.836 5616.69 22.09 112.09
–0.263 0.697
77.542
14 69.00 –71.00
0.791
21.46 –137.99
61.837 5616.72 21.97 111.97
–0.261 0.696
77.542
15 69.00 –71.00
0.791
21.20 –137.29
61.837 5616.74 21.85 111.85
–0.260 0.695
77.542
16 69.00 –71.00
0.791
20.94 –136.59
61.838 5616.77 21.73 111.73
–0.259 0.695
77.543
17 69.00 –71.00
0.791
20.68 –135.90
61.838 5616.80 21.60 111.60
–0.257 0.694
77.543
18 69.00 –71.00
0.791
20.43 –135.20
61.839 5616.83 21.47 111.47
–0.256 0.694
77.543
19 69.00 –71.00
0.791
20.17 –134.51
61.840 5616.86 21.33 111.33
–0.254 0.693
77.544
20 69.00 –71.00
0.791
19.92 –133.82
61.840 5616.90 21.20 111.20
–0.253 0.693
77.544
21 69.00 –71.00
0.791
19.66 –133.13
61.841 5616.93 21.06 111.06
–0.251 0.692
77.545
22 69.00 –71.00
0.791
19.41 –132.43
61.842 5616.97 20.92 110.92
–0.249 0.692
77.545
23 69.00 –71.00
0.791
19.16 –131.74
61.842 5617.01 20.77 110.77
–0.248 0.692
77.546
24 69.00 –71.00
0.791
18.92 –131.05
61.843 5617.04 20.62 110.62
–0.246 0.691
77.546
25 69.00 –71.00
0.791
18.67 –130.36
61.844 5617.08 20.47 110.47
–0.244 0.691
77.547
26 69.00 –71.00
0.791
18.42 –129.67
61.845 5617.12 20.32 110.32
–0.243 0.691
77.548
27 69.00 –71.00
0.791
18.18 –128.98
61.845 5617.17 20.16 110.16
–0.241 0.690
77.548
28 69.00 –71.00
0.791
17.94 –128.29
61.846 5617.21 20.00 110.00
–0.239 0.690
77.549
29 69.00 –71.00
0.693
17.70 –127.60
61.847 5617.25 19.84 109.84
–0.208 0.604
67.941
30 69.00 –71.00
0.693
17.49 –126.99
61.848 5617.29 19.69 109.69
–0.206 0.604
67.942
31 69.00 –71.00
0.693
17.29 –126.39
61.848 5617.32 19.54 109.54
–0.205 0.604
67.942
32 69.00 –71.00
0.693
17.08 –125.78
61.849 5617.36 19.39 109.39
–0.203 0.604
67.943
33 69.00 –71.00
0.693
16.88 –125.18
61.850 5617.40 19.24 109.24
–0.202 0.604
67.943
34 69.00 –71.00
0.693
16.68 –124.58
61.850 5617.43 19.09 109.09
–0.200 0.604
67.944
35 69.00 –71.00
0.693
16.48 –123.97
61.851 5617.47 18.93 108.93
–0.199 0.604
67.944
36 69.00 –71.00
0.693
16.28 –123.37
61.852 5617.51 18.78 108.78
–0.197 0.604
67.945
37 69.00 –71.00
0.693
16.08 –122.76
61.853 5617.55 18.62 108.62
–0.195 0.604
67.945
38 69.00 –71.00
0.693
15.89 –122.16
61.853 5617.59 18.46 108.46
–0.194 0.604
67.946
39 69.00 –71.00
0.693
15.69 –121.56
61.854 5617.63 18.29 108.29
–0.192 0.604
67.946
40 69.00 –71.00
0.693
15.50 –120.95
61.855 5617.67 18.13 108.13
–0.190 0.604
67.947
41 69.00 –71.00
0.693
15.31 –120.35
61.856 5617.72 17.96 107.96
–0.189 0.604
67.947
42 69.00 –71.00
0.693
15.12 –119.75
61.857 5617.76 17.79 107.79
–0.187 0.604
67.948
43 69.00 –71.00
0.693
14.94 –119.14
61.857 5617.80 17.62 107.62
–0.185 0.604
67.948
44 22.00 –91.00
0.652
14.75 –118.54
27.074 2899.70 70.36 160.36
–0.280 0.103
32.997
45 22.00 –91.00
0.652
14.47 –118.43
27.075 2899.83 69.81 159.81
–0.279 0.106
32.999
46 22.00 –91.00
0.652
14.19 –118.33
27.077 2899.97 69.25 159.25
–0.278 0.109
33.000
47 22.00 –91.00
0.652
13.91 –118.22
27.078 2900.11 68.70 158.70
–0.277 0.111
33.002
48 22.00 –91.00
0.652
13.64 –118.11
27.079 2900.24 68.14 158.14
–0.276 0.114
33.003
49 22.00 –91.00
0.652
13.36 –118.00
27.081 2900.38 67.59 157.59
–0.275 0.117
33.005
50 22.00 –91.00
0.652
13.09 –117.88
27.082 2900.52 67.03 157.03
–0.274 0.119
33.007
51 22.00 –91.00
0.652
12.81 –117.76
27.084 2900.65 66.48 156.48
–0.273 0.122
33.008
52 22.00 –91.00
0.652
12.54 –117.64
27.085 2900.79 65.92 155.92
–0.272 0.124
33.010
53 22.00 –91.00
0.652
12.27 –117.51
27.086 2900.93 65.37 155.37
–0.270 0.127
33.011
54 22.00 –91.00
0.652
12.00 –117.39
27.088 2901.07 64.81 154.81
–0.269 0.129
33.013
55 22.00 –91.00
0.652
11.73 –117.26
27.089 2901.20 64.26 154.26
–0.268 0.132
33.014
56 22.00 –91.00
0.652
11.46 –117.13
27.091 2901.34 63.70 153.70
–0.267 0.134
33.016
57 22.00 –91.00
0.652
11.19 –116.99
27.092 2901.48 63.15 153.15
–0.265 0.137
33.017
58 22.00 –91.00
0.652
10.93 –116.85
27.093 2901.61 62.59 152.59
–0.264 0.139
33.019

Notes: Absolute pole rotations from Engebretson et al. (1985; table 2), and Gripp and Gordon (1990). Calculations are for 0- to 5-Ma rotation. Earth's radius = 6371 km. Only a portion of this table appears here. The complete table is available in ASCII.