|N. Mortimer; Geol. Soc. America|
Twenty-two years ago, I published a study of the breakup of the eastern parts of the Gondwana supercontinent 1. My goal was to understand how the New Zealand microcontinent (the term used at the time) was ripped away and drifted north to more hospitable climes. The study was related to my research in Marie Byrd Land, the region in West Antarctica from where New Zealand broke away.