Topic_10___Lithosphere_II

Topic_10___Lithosphere_II - Topic 10 - Lithosphere II -...

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Topic 10 - Lithosphere II - Plate Tectonics I. Plate tectonics - the largest recycling operation on the planet! II. Earth Composition A. Chemical Crust: Oceanic and Continental Mantle Core B. Mechanical Lithosphere Asthenosphere Mesosphere Liqid Outer Core Solid Inner Core III. Unexplained Phenomena A. Fit of coastlines across Atlantic Ocean B. Distribution of fossil plants ( Glossopteris ) and animals ( Lystrosaurs ) C. Distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes D. Mountain Building E. Differing ages of continental crust and oceanic crust F. Symmetrical ages of rocks along mid-ocean ridges G. Magnetism recorded in continental and oceanic rocks IV. The Grand Synthesis A. Alfred Wegener (1915/1924)
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Proposed Pangea Supercontinent which existed about 200 million years ago 2. Theorized that Pangea broke up and spread out in a process known as Continental Drift B. Vine and Matthews (1963) C. The 20 plates D. Heat loss at mid-ocean ridges E. Convection cells and the tectonic motor V.
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