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Marine Geology and Geophysics

Images of Crustal Age of the Ocean Floor

collage of crustal age images



How to Cite: Müller, R.D., M. Sdrolias, C. Gaina, and W.R. Roest 2008. Age, spreading rates and spreading symmetry of the world's ocean crust, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q04006, doi:10.1029/2007GC001743.

2008 Age Grid Whole-World Images new

Showing Plate Boundaries:
PDF: Crustal Age Image with Plates (2.3 MB)
JPG: 2560x1539 Crustal Age Image with Plates (2.9 MB)
JPG: 1024x616 Crustal Age Image with Plates (574 KB)
PNG: 2560x1539 Crustal Age Image with Plates (5.5 MB)
TIF: 7676x4615 Crustal Age Image with Plates (36 MB)

No Plate Boundaries:
PDF: Crustal Age Image no Plates (2.6 MB)
JPG: 2560x1539 Crustal Age Image no Plates (3.1 MB)
JPG: 1024x616 Crustal Age Image no Plates (542 KB)
PNG: 2560x1539 Crustal Age Image no Plates (5.7 MB)
TIF: 7676x4615 Crustal Age Image no Plates (54 MB)

Credit for images above: Mr. Elliot Lim, CIRES & NOAA/NGDC

2008 Age Grid Atlantic Globe Images new

Satellite Relief on Land Areas:
TIF: 2048x2048 Atlantic Crustal Age Image, white background (7.1 MB)
TIF: 2048x2048 Atlantic Crustal Age Image, black background (7.1 MB)
JPG: 2048x2048 Atlantic Crustal Age Image, white background (4.7 MB)
JPG: 1024x1024 Atlantic Crustal Age Image, white background (1.2 MB)
JPG: 2048x2048 Atlantic Crustal Age Image, black background (4.7 MB)
JPG: 1024x1024 Atlantic Crustal Age Image, black background (1.2 MB)

Smooth Gray Land Areas:
TIF: 2048x2048 Atlantic Crustal Age Image, white background (4.8 MB)
TIF: 2048x2048 Atlantic Crustal Age Image, black background (4.8 MB)
JPG: 2048x2048 Atlantic Crustal Age Image, white background (3.7 MB)
JPG: 2048x2048 Atlantic Crustal Age Image, black background (3.7 MB)

Credit for images above: Mr. Elliot Lim and Mr. Jesse Varner, CIRES & NOAA/NGDC

2008 Age Grid Data & More Images from the Authors

1997 Age Grid Images

GIF: 1728x2232 Crustal Age Poster (1.7MB) (description/ordering)
JPG: 864x1116 Crustal Age Poster (337KB) (description/ordering)
PDF: Crustal Age Poster (12.5MB) (description/ordering)

MOV: 200x184 Spinning Globe (72 frames) with Crustal Ages, Equatorial view (500KB)
MOV: 320x320 Spinning Globe (684 frames) Tilt & Spin Views (13.3MB)

GIF: 200x184 Spinning Globe with Crustal Ages, Equatorial view (300KB)
GIF: 193x193 Spinning Globe with Crustal Ages, Equatorial view (271KB)
GIF: 193x193 Still Globe with Crustal Ages, Equatorial view (12KB)
GIF: 1364x900 World Crustal Ages draped over a Relief Map (677KB)

JPG: 1364x900 World Crustal Ages draped over a Relief Map (376KB)
JPG: 1000x1100 Crustal Age of the Atlantic over Relief (608KB)


1997 Images Credit: Dr. Peter Sloss, formerly of NGDC

1997 Age Grid Data and Links to the Authors' Web Sites