A tectonic plate also called lithospheric plate is a massive irregularly shaped

A tectonic plate also called lithospheric plate is a

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A tectonic plate (also called lithospheric plate) is a massive, irregularly shaped slab of solid rock, generally composed of both continental and oceanic lithosphere. Pacific Plate, Eurasian Plate, Caribbean Plate Divergent plates, convergent plates, subducted plates? What do these mean? Any examples? Convergent plate boundaries: plates move toward one another, mountains are often formed Subduction zones : location of Earth’s most powerful earthquakes Divergent plate boundaries: plates move apart in opposite directions, can create mountain ranges and volcanoes, rift valleys Transform plate boundaries: plates grind laterally past one another Large bodies of water change temperature slower than land masses. Land masses near large bodies of water, especially oceans, change temperature as the oceans change temperature: slower and with less extreme fluctuations than land masses farther away. What are some characteristics of a ‘tropical rainforest’? A Grassland? A Desert? very high annual rainfall, high average temperatures, nutrient-poor soil, and high levels of biodiversity (species richness). In which part of North America do we find the effects of acid precipitation on the vegetation most predominantly? Eastern Canada and America
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fabled’ (mythical) northern water ‘shortcut’: The Fabled Northwest Passage The southeastern and lower mid-western portion of the US is characterized by which climatic zone?: Mild midlatitude climates What is Globalization? What do critics say? Proponents? -Increased interconnectedness of people and places through commerce, communication, and travel CRITICS: benefits already wealthy countries and companies| increases inequality between rich and poor | the system is unsustainable and unstable. PROPONENTS: increased efficiency through specialization| economic convergence| increase in trade and economic success What is ‘Areal Differentiation’? Areal Differentiation is the study of variations at different scales in the environment, in human activities, and in the interactions between the two.
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