001_2012.01.26_plate_tectonics

001_2012.01.26_plate_tectonics - 1/26/2012 GEOS 100...

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1/26/2012 1 GEOS 100 – Fundamentals of Geology Thursday, 26 January 2012 Announcements: Reading Quiz 2 due Tuesday 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? Theory of Plate Tectonics Science is a social process. It happens on a time scale longer than a human life. If I die, someone takes my place. You die, someone takes your place. What’s important is to get it done .” Alfred Wegener (1880 – 1930)
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1/26/2012 2 Theory of Plate Tectonics Observations explained by Wegener’s hypothesis: 1) Continental Fit 2) Similarity of Rock Sequences 3) Location of Past Glaciations 4) Distribution of Past Equatorial Climatic Belts 5) Distribution of Fossils 1. Continental Fit
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1/26/2012 3 2. Similarity of Rock Sequences 3. Location of Past Glaciations
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1/26/2012 4 4. Distribution of Past Climatic Belts 5. Distribution of Fossils
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1/26/2012 5 Earth’s Magnetic Field Paleomagnetism
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