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001_2012.01.24_plate_tectonics - GEOS 100 Fundamentals of...

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1/24/2012 1 GEOS 100 Fundamentals of Geology Tuesday, 24 January 2012 Announcements: Reading Quiz 1 due today Lab 1 due this week Print your lab manual (double-sided pages) Exam scheduling available (except final…) Lecture slides available on Blackboard Grade Calculator(s) available on Blackboard New office hours: Mondays 1:30 3:30 pm, 1162 ERB Why is Plate Tectonics called the “Unifying Theory of Geology”? What is the evidence for Plate Tectonics? How do tectonic processes operate? OVERVIEW Major themes for today: - Plate Tectonic Theory explains an overwhelming amount of geologic observations - Plate Tectonic Theory = (Hypothesis of Continental Drift) + (Seafloor Spreading)
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