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Unformatted text preview: -Spreading centers are offset by mid-ocean ridge transform faults, where the two oceanic plates slide horizontally past each other-San Andreas is the continental curst transform fault, even though it isnt technically one Convergent Plate Boundaries:-Subduction, one plate slips below the other-Neither goes down, mountain building-When two oceanic plates converge they form a deep sea trench and a volcanic island arc-Continent continent collision, when two continental plates collide, the crust crumples and thickens, creating high mountains and a wide plateau-plates move over hot spots, and then it erupts making island chains-plates move by convection, move between 1-200mm per year-continents move with oceanic crust, not through it, that is why plate techtonics and continental drift differ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course GEO 100 taught by Professor Demets during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '08