4 Plate tectonics II

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08:51 Plate Tectonics II Lecture by Professor John Platt Material covered in this lecture: Material covered in this lecture: Understanding Earth, Understanding Earth, Ch 2, pp. 30-37 Reading assignment for next lecture: Chapter 2, pp. 37-42
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08:51 Topics covered in this lecture 1. The evidence for plate tectonics 2. Divergent plate boundaries 3. Convergent plate boundaries 4. Strike-slip or transform plate boundaries 5. The history of plate motions
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08:51 The Evidence for Plate Tectonics • Distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes – This lecture • Large-scale motions of the continents (continental drift) – Already discussed • Rigidity of the plates – Preservation of the shapes of continents • Seafloor magnetic anomalies – Next lecture
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08:51 Distribution of Earthquakes and Volcanoes Earthquakes in the Atlantic define a very narrow boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates
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08:51 Distribution of Earthquakes and Volcanoes Earthquakes and volcanoes in the Pacific outline the boundaries between the plates
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course GEOL 105Lg taught by Professor Davis,platt during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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