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       rotconverter - Manipulate finite and stage rotations


       rotconverter  [ +|- ] rotA [ +|- rotB ] [ +|- rotC ] ...  [ -C[a|t]] [ -D ] [ -E[fact] ] [
       -Fin/out ] [ -N ] [ -S ] [ -T ] [ -V ]


       rotconverter reads one or more plate motion models (rotations) stored in the given  files.
       If  more  than  one  plate motion model is given we will add or subtract them in the order
       they were listed.  The minus sign means we should first transpose the  rotation  and  then
       add  it  to  the  previous  rotation.  The input files must all be of the same type (stage
       poles or finite rotations) which may differ from the desired output format; see -F.  If  a
       file  cannot  be opened we will attempt to decode the file name as a single rotation whose
       parameters are separated by slashes.
            No space between the option flag and the associated arguments.  Use  upper  case  for
       the option flags and lower case for modifiers.

       rotX   Name  of  a  file  with  a plate motion model.  Separate several files with desired
              operator (+ or -).  The very first file may also have a leading minus  to  imply  a
              transpose.   If any of the specified rotation models cannot be opened as a file, we
              will try to decode the file  name  as  lon/lat/tstart[/tstop]/angle  for  a  single
              rotation given on the command line.  The tstop argument is required for stage poles
              only.   For  a  single  finite  rotation  without  any   time   information,   give
              lon/lat/angle only.


       -C     Write  out  a  column  header record identifying the various columns [Default is no
              header record].  Append a to indicate opening angles  and  t  to  indicate  opening
              rates [Default].

       -D     Report longitudes use the -180/+180 range [Default is 0/360].

       -E     Scale opening angles by fact on output.  Requires stage pole output (see -F).

       -F     Specify  both the input and output format for rotations.  The in and out flags must
              be either f or s for finite or stage rotations, respectively.  Note that both  must
              be  specified  if  -F  is  set  [Default  is -Fff (both input and output are finite

       -N     Place all output  poles  in  the  northern  hemisphere  [Default  reports  positive
              rotation angles].

       -S     Place  all  output  poles  in  the  southern  hemisphere  [Default reports positive
              rotation angles].

       -T     Transpose the final result, i.e., change the sign of the rotation angles.

       -V     Selects verbose mode, which will send progress  reports  to  stderr  [Default  runs
              "silently"].  Report statistics of extracted rotations.


       To convert the finite rotations in the file model_finite.APM to stage poles, run

       rotconverter model_finite.APM -Ffs > model_stages.APM

       To obtain Nazca motion relative to Pacific hotspots by adding the motion of Nazca relative
       to a fixed Pacific to the Pacific-Hotspot reference model DC85_stages.d,  and  report  the
       result as finite reconstruction poles in the northern hemisphere, try

       rotconverter DC85_stages.APM + Pac_Naz_stages.RPM -N -Fsf > Naz_HS_finite.APM

       To add the final rotations ROT(150.1, 70.5, -20.3) and ROT (145.0, 40.0, 11.4),  try

       rotconverter 150.1/70.5/-20.3 + 145/40/11.4

       which prints out 157.32, -80.44, 11.97.

       To make stage rotations suitable for generating flowlines (fracture zones) from a model of
       relative plate motions PL1-PL2.RPM, assuming symmetric spreading,, try

       rotconverter PL1-PL2.RPM -E -Ffs > PL1-PL2_half.RPM
       rotconverter - PL1-PL2.RPM -E -Ffs > PL2-PL1_half.RPM


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