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We present and illustrate a workflow to produce palaeobathymetric reconstructions, using examples from the South Atlantic Ocean. With a recent high-resolution plate kinematic model as the starting point, we calculate an idealized basement surface by applying plate-cooling theory to seafloor ages and integrating the results with depths along the extended continental margins. Then, we refine the depths of this basement surface to account for the effects of sedimentation, variations in crustal thickness and dynamic topography. Finally, the corrected idealized surface is cut along appropriate plate outlines for the desired time slice and reconstructed using appropriate Euler parameters.

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