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A Paleolatitude Calculator for Paleoclimate Studies

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Plate reconstruction at 50 Ma, around the moment of the Early Eocene Climate Optimum, with the sites used for sea surface temperature estimates in Figs 1 and 5.

Reconstruction made in GPlates from Seton and colleagues [14], with modifications as indicated in the main text, placed in the paleomagnetic reference frame of Torsvik and colleagues [20]. Absolute paleolongitude of the global plate motion chain is unconstrained, and irrelevant for paleoclimate reconstructions. Meridians are spaced with 30 degree intervals. Italic numbers 1–14 indicate the reconstructed locations of the sites used for a case study on Eocene meridional temperature, see Fig 5, and Table 2.

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