File: Erosional history of Namibia's shallow crust
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Watch the Namibian margin erode/denude over 300 Mio years. This animation was derived by converting time-temperature information from modelled apatite fission track thermal histories into equivalent amounts of overburden assuming a geothermal gradient of 25˚C/km. Apatite fission track data are only sensitive to temperatures below ~110˚C. If you use this animation please cite:
Raab, Matthias (2001). The Geomorphic Response of the Passive Continental Margin of Northern Namibia to Gondwana Break-Up and Global Scale Tectonics, PhD Thesis, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.