Computer Fitting of Continents

  1. M.W. McEIhinny and
  2. D.A. Valencio
  1. A. M. Hurley1 and
  2. A. G. Smith2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GD002p0005

Paleoreconstruction of the Continents

Paleoreconstruction of the Continents

How to Cite

Hurley, A. M. and Smith, A. G. (1981) Computer Fitting of Continents, in Paleoreconstruction of the Continents (eds M.W. McEIhinny and D.A. Valencio), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GD002p0005

Author Information

  1. 1

    British National Oil Corporation, 150 St. Vincent St., Glasgow G251J, Scotland

  2. 2

    Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1981

Book Series:

  1. Geodynamics Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875905112

Online ISBN: 9781118670217



  • Computer fitting;
  • Continental reconstructions;
  • Earth rotation;
  • Geophysics;
  • Topographic boundaries


The paper presents a brief review of methods of fitting continents on basis of morphological contours together and provides a bibliography of relevant publications.