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Plate Tectonics Theory Study Guide – GEOL 1001.4 Spring 2009 Terms to know and understand: Divergent plate boundary Convergent plate boundary Hot spots Continental rift Plate velocities Some important questions to examine: What are the “driving” mechanisms that move the tectonic plates? What are the differences between lithosphere and asthenosphere?
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Unformatted text preview: What distinguishes continental from oceanic lithosphere? What is the single most important observation that allows us to recognize plate boundaries? What are some of the most important planetary features that are explained by plate tectonic theory?...
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