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Topic%2003_Plates - mountain ranges like the Himalaya. This...

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Plate Tectonics Read Ch 5 of Text The crust and rigid upper mantle. Low viscosity layer under the lithosphere. These are associated with geological events such as earthquakes, mountain ranges, volcanoes, and oceanic trenches. This type of crust is dense, has less silica, more iron and magnesium. They can be transform, divergent, or convergent. They can be conservative, destructive, or constructive.
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A famous example of a transform boundary in California. Transforn faults on the ocean floor common offset these. Continental rifts and mid-ocean ridges are examples. This type of boundary is responsible for island arcs. This type of plate boundary is responsible for coastal ranges and explosive volcanoes. This type of plate boundary is reposible for building
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Unformatted text preview: mountain ranges like the Himalaya. This imaging of the Earths interior shows that the mantle is laterally inhomogeneous. Basal drag, slab pull, and gravitational sliding. Match continents to their former supercontinent ___Africa A. Laurasia ___Greenland B.Gondwana ___Europe ___India ___Antarctica ___S America ___N. America ___Asia Match left with right ____Himalaya A. convergent ____S California Coast B. divergent ____Gulf of California C. transform ____Alps ____Japan ____Seattle ____Portland ____Peru Coast ____Red Sea ____Snake Rr Plain ____East Africa Rift ____Java ____Aleutians ____Iceland ____Gorda Rise ____active margin ____island arc ____continental rift ____subduction ____strike-slip faulting-finis-...
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2009 for the course GEOL 102 taught by Professor Kennethsprenke during the Fall '09 term at Idaho.

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