fetch_seafloor_age(*, resolution='6min', load=True, **kwargs)¶
Fetch the age of the oceanic lithosphere global grid
Grids produced by [Muller2008].
Includes the age uncertainty grid as well. Both are available in 2 and 6 arc-minute resolutions. The units for the ages are millions of years. The grids span longitudes from 0 E to 360 E and latitudes from 90 N to -90 N and are grid-line registered.
If the files aren’t already in your data directory, they will be downloaded automatically.
- resolution : str
Which resolution grid to load. Must be
- load : bool
Wether to load the data into an
xarray.Datasetor just return the path to the downloaded data. If False, will return a list with the paths to the age and age uncertainty grids, respectively.
Keyword arguments will be forwarded to the
xarray.open_datasetfunction that loads the grid into memory.
- grid :
The loaded grid or the file path to the downloaded data.