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Evan Price EAR 105 3/2/11 Plate tectonics Plate tectonics: the new global geology Fuly matured hypothesis > theory! Really only became accepted in the 1960s and 1970s Thin, rigid blocks move horizontally these blocks are lithosphere they move around on top of the asthenosphere Interactions of plates build major geatures of earths surface There are 3 types of plate boundary Constructive, destructive, conservative Plate tectonics explains… Global distribution of - volcanoes - earthquakes - faults - mountain belts - features of the seafloor Evolution of continents and oceans Direct outcome of earth evolution, composistion, and layered structure Important role in biological evolution Continental drift - Wegener proposed one large continent (1912) - Surrounded by a single large ocean called panthalassa. Evidence for continental drift - mataching sequences of rocks and mountain chains - similar age, rock types, structures - east coast rocks in Connecticut match rocks of west cost of morocco
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2012 for the course EAR 105 taught by Professor Ivany during the Spring '09 term at Syracuse.

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ear 105 3:2 - Evan Price EAR 105 Plate tectonics Plate...

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