plate tectonics

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plate tectonics

the study of the movement of the large crustal plates that form the surface of the earth on the continental land masses and beneath the seas. see CONTINENTAL DRIFT.
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Building on a previous plate-tectonic research program at the Universite de Lausanne in Switzerland, the model is constantly undergoing refinement, Dr.
About 800 million years ago, plate-tectonic movements caused the breakup of a supercontinent (which has been named "Rodinia"), and the resultant longer coastlines, greater rainfall, and faster erosion caused wild swings in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.
We are proposing that there was plate-tectonic activity in the first 500 million years of Earth's history," said Harrison.
of Birmingham, UK) present geology professionals, students, and scholars with an overview of the East Greenland Caledonides within a modern plate-tectonic framework.
Most plate-tectonic models suggest that ocean-floor stresses in that region wouldn't be high enough to fracture Earth's crust.