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STEP
PLACE
PLANET
FORMATION
DIRECTION
NORTHWEST
PLATE MOTION
MOTION
SIDE
SIDES
PLATE MOVEMENT
MOVEMENT
TOP PLATE
TOP
MIDDLE
PART
ISLANDS
VOLCANIC
NORTH AMERICA PLATE
NORTH AMERICA
VOLCANO
VOLCANOES
ROCKS
UPLIFT
BONE
CARTILAGE
COCOS PLATE
COCOS
LEADING EDGE
RATE
ORIFICE PLATE
BASE PLATE
PASSOVER SEDER
BOTTOM
SILL PLATE
SAN ANDREAS FAULT
PLATES SLIDE PAST
SURFACE
PRINTING PLATE
THROTTLE PLATE
PACIFIC PLATES
TRIPLE JUNCTION
STAMPS
PLATE NUMBER
FIG
FLAT PLATE
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Definitions

  1. A plate (also called lithospheric plate) is a massive, irregularly shaped slab of solid rock, generally composed of both continental and oceanic lithosphere. (Web site)
  2. A plate was fastened to the base of these screws and over the jaw but under the gum.
  3. The plate is colliding with the North American plate, but pulling away from the Pacific plate.
  4. The plate is bounded on the west by the Pacific Plate, and the east by the Nazca Plate. (Web site)
  5. This plate is sandwiched between the Pacific Plate to the north, the very unstable Tonga Plate to the east and the Australian Plate to the west. (Web site)

Step

  1. The catcher may step on home plate to force out the runner from third or tag the batter or throw to any other base. (Web site)
  2. Between each step the plate is typically washed with a mild detergent solution to remove any proteins or antibodies that are not specifically bound.
  3. This new tectonic solution to the Continental crust of Eurasia represented an early step in the development of Plate Tectonics theory.

Place

  1. Place the leaves in two piles on the Seder plate, one under the maror and one separately at the bottom.
  2. As the plate moved slowly over millions of years, each volcano was cut off from its magma source and a new one formed in its place over the hot spot.
  3. As the plate moves, a new volcano forms in the plate over the place where the hot spot occurs.

Planet

  1. Orogenic belts The most dramatic orogenic belt on the planet is the one between the Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. (Web site)
  2. Radioactivity keeps Earth hot inside, and such heat finds a way out of the planet through volcanoes and plate tectonics.
  3. While most of the volcanic activity on our planet can be explained by plate tectonics there are nevertheless some exceptions. (Web site)

Formation

  1. The stage of a vertebrate embryo when gastrulation is largely finished and a neural plate is forming, ending with formation of the neural tube.
  2. The movement, formation, or re-formation of continents described by the theory of plate tectonics. (Web site)
  3. The volcanoes are formed by the subduction of the Cocos Plate under the Caribbean Plate, which led to the formation of the Central America Volcanic Arc.

Direction

  1. Pacific Plate Movement will look at a map of the Pacific to determine the direction the Pacific Plate is moving.
  2. They also concluded that the bend formed from a "traditional" cause—a change in the direction of motion of the Pacific plate.
  3. Plate movement across a hot-spot produces a line of islands oriented in the direction of the plate movement. (Web site)

Northwest

  1. A suitable example would be the Hawaiian volcanoes where the Pacific Plate, which is slowly moving to the northwest, moves the volcanoes over the hot spot.
  2. The Pacific Plate is moving in northwest with respect to the North American Plate at approximately 46 millimeters per year (the rate your fingernails grow).
  3. The North American Plate is moving west and is colliding the Pacific Plate which is moving towards the northwest.

Plate Motion

  1. In this current believe, plate motion is mostly driven by the weight of cold, dense plates sinking into the mantle at trenches [ 15].
  2. The volcanoes get older in the direction of plate motion. (Web site)
  3. THREE PRINCIPLE KINDS OF PLATE MOTION. A, The plates slide past each other along a strike-slip fault. (Web site)

Motion

  1. One fault, the San Miguel, runs in the direction of the plate motion as expected.
  2. Gravitational sliding away from a spreading ridge: According to many authors, plate motion is driven by the higher elevation of plates at ocean ridges.
  3. Sources of plate motion As noted above, the plates are able to move because of the relative weakness of the asthenosphere. (Web site)

Side

  1. On the other side of the spreading ridge the Juan de Fuca Plate and Gorda Plate move westward.
  2. On the other side of the spreading ridge the Juan de Fuca and Gorda Plate s move eastward.
  3. One of the axes follows the path of the San Andreas fault on the left side, in the direction of the movement of the Pacific Plate. (Web site)

Sides

  1. Gang Nail Plate: A steel plate attached to both sides at each joint of a truss.
  2. Over millions of years, the plates have moved many hundreds of kilometers away from both sides of the divergent plate boundary. (Web site)
  3. It also depends on whether the lithosphere on the two sides of the plate boundary is oceanic crust, continental crust, or one piece of each type.

Plate Movement

  1. The major geologic features of Earth, from volcanoes to mountains to basins to oceanic trenches, are all the result of plate movement.
  2. The latest episode of plate movement resulted in the spreading apart of the continents to their present position -- a movement that is still in progress.
  3. Characterized by faults that parallel the direction of plate movement, shallow-focus earthquakes, intensely shattered rock, and no volcanic activity.

Movement

  1. Volcanoes may form on the surface of the overlying lithospheric plate, only to be carried away from the heat source by plate movement. (Web site)
  2. In the first stage a continental rift is established due to stretching and thinning of the crust and lithosphere by plate movement. (Web site)
  3. The Atlantic Ocean is getting larger as plate movement causes North and South America to move away from Europe and Africa.

Top Plate

  1. Plane Couette flow is the name given to steady flow between two parallel plates where the bottom plate is stationary while the top plate is moving.

Top

  1. Common Rafter: Rafter that extends from the top plate to the ridge.
  2. Top plate - Top horizontal member of a frame wall supporting ceiling joists, rafters, or other members.
  3. In such a stack, only the top plate is visible and accessible to the user, all other plates remain hidden. (Web site)

Middle

  1. The Caucasus Mountains are located in the middle of the Eurasian plate between Europe and Asia. (Web site)
  2. The Hawaiian Islands were created in the middle of the Pacific Ocean as the plate moved slowly over a hot spot. (Web site)
  3. Intraplate earthquakes do not occur at plate boundaries, but at fault zones ('cracks') in the middle of a plate. (Web site)

Part

  1. The upper part connects with the perpendicular plate of the ethmoid to form the nasal septum, the dividing wall that runs down the middle of the nose. (Web site)
  2. This part of the plate was deformed during the Alpine orogeny, when the Apulian plate collided with the European plate. (Web site)
  3. As the Pacific Plate moved north, it sheared off part of the North American plate and carried Cordell Bank to its present location west of Point Reyes. (Web site)

Islands

  1. The islands are part of a volcanic island arc that includes the Banda Islands, created by the collision of the Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. (Web site)
  2. A: Indonesia, an archipelago of 17,000 islands, lies along the Pacific Ring of Fire where plate boundaries intersect and volcanoes regularly erupt. (Web site)
  3. If the overriding plate is oceanic, then volcanoes are extruded underwater and may eventually rise high enough to become islands. (Web site)

Volcanic

  1. Volcanic activity, earthquakes, mountain building and oceanic trench formation occur at the plate boundaries, which are the areas separating the plates. (Web site)
  2. Earthquakes, volcanic activity, mountain -building, and oceanic trench formation occur along plate boundaries (most notably around the Pacific Ring of Fire).
  3. Plate motions are responsible for continental drift and seafloor spreading and for most volcanic and seismic activity on Earth. (Web site)

North America Plate

  1. The San Andreas fault zone is a transform boundary between two tectonic plates, the North America plate and the Pacific plate.
  2. The Gorda, Juan de Fuca, and Explorer plates are being pulled down into the Cascadia subduction zone and beneath the North America plate.
  3. A major earthquake occurred Tuesday in the boundary region separating the Caribbean plate and the North America plate.

North America

  1. Ruptures occur within the North America Plate, within the Juan de Fuca Plate or along the subduction zone between the two plates. (Web site)
  2. Subduction of an oceanic plate The Juan de Fuca plate sinks below the North America plate at the Cascadia subduction zone. (Web site)
  3. Tensional stresses are continually accumulating in the Juan de Fuca Plate as it bends and subducts beneath the North America Plate.

Volcano

  1. As the plate moves on, the volcano dies, is eroded, and eventually sinks below the surface of the sea, while a new one forms above the hot spot.
  2. As plate movement starts to carry the volcanoes away from their eruptive source, eruption rates start to die down, and water erosion grinds the volcano down. (Web site)
  3. Mars does not have plate tectonics, which causes the magma to build a volcano in one location making Olympus Mons so large. (Web site)

Volcanoes

  1. Some volcanoes occur in the middle of plates at areas called hotspots - places where magma melts through the plate and erupts. (Web site)
  2. Most volcanoes occur on plate margins (see plate tectonics), where the movements of plates generate magma or allow it to rise from the mantle beneath. (Web site)
  3. Normally, it is believed, hotspots produce a chain of volcanoes as a plate moves across a column of superheated rock originating from deep within the earth. (Web site)

Rocks

  1. Geologists' embrace of plate tectonics was part of a broadening of the field from a study of rocks into a study of the Earth as a planet.
  2. When an ocean floor plate collides with a continental plate, giant slices of the oceanic crust are pushed up into the rocks of the continent. (Web site)
  3. Eventually, those new rocks may be brought to the surface by the forces that drive plate motions, and the rock cycle continues. (Web site)

Uplift

  1. Once the load of the upper crust is removed from the lower crust, the balance of forces that act on the plate causes uplift of the high mountain. (Web site)
  2. They say the rising, or "uplift," occurred when an enormous chunk of dense rock broke off the bottom of one plate and sank into Earth's hot mantle. (Web site)
  3. The existence of ophiolte suites are consistent with the uplift of crust in collision zones predicted by plate tectonic theory. (Web site)

Bone

  1. This plate extends so as to form the chief part of the bone, the spine growing up from its dorsal surface about the third month. (Web site)
  2. At the same time, long bones gain in length by adding to the epiphyseal plate (the surface at the end of the bone). (Web site)
  3. Zone VI is the junction of the growth plate with the metaphysis, the region where the transition from cartilage to bone occurs. (Web site)

Cartilage

  1. Growth continues until the individual is about 21 years old or until the cartilage in the plate is replaced by bone. (Web site)
  2. At the bottom of this sulcus is a narrow cleft, the petrosphenoidal fissure, which is occupied, in the fresh condition, by a plate of cartilage. (Web site)
  3. Cartilage is retained in the epiphyseal plate, located between the diaphysis (the shaft) and the epiphysis (end) of the bone. (Web site)

Cocos Plate

  1. The Cocos Plate in the Pacific Ocean is subducted beneath the Caribbean Plate, just off the western coast of Central America.
  2. The eastern section of the ring is the result of the Nazca Plate and the Cocos Plate being subducted beneath the westward moving South American Plate. (Web site)
  3. The Cocos Plate is an oceanic tectonic plate beneath the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Central America. (Web site)

Cocos

  1. The southerly side is a boundary with the Cocos Plate to the west and the South American Plate to the east.
  2. Smaller plates include the Nazca plate, Phillipine plate, Caribbean plate, Cocos plate, and Juan de Fuca plate.
  3. Smaller plates include the Cocos plate, the Nazca plate, the Caribbean plate, and the Gorda plate.

Leading Edge

  1. The leading edge of one plate is oceanic crust while the leading edge of the other plate is continental crust. (Web site)
  2. For example, a plate may be attached around the leading edge to form the duct. (Web site)
  3. Eventually these magmas make their way up into the leading edge of the overriding plate, where they add material to the crust and build volcanoes above it.

Rate

  1. At the East Pacific rise, which is pushing a plate into the west coast of South America, the rate is 12.6 inches (32.2 cm) per year. (Web site)
  2. Subduction zones The ocean ic Nazca Plate is being subducted under the continent al South American Plate at a rate of 10 cm per year.
  3. This plate was moving northwards towards Asia at a rate of 10 centimetres per year. (Web site)

Orifice Plate

  1. Another simple method of measurement uses an orifice plate, which is basically a plate with a hole through it. (Web site)
  2. An orifice plate is a device which measures the rate of fluid flow.
  3. FIG. 5a is a front view of the orifice plate of the CW PIL of FIG. 1. (Web site)

Base Plate

  1. The mechanism has a mount 1 on which a base plate 2 is mounted, the plate 2 acting to place a lens in position. (Web site)
  2. The distance from the bottom of the base plate to the point where the roof and sidewall intersect is where the eave height is determined. (Web site)

Passover Seder

  1. A central focus of the Seder is on the symbolic foods placed upon the Passover Seder Plate, and explaining the reason for them.
  2. The Passover Seder Plate (ke'ara) is a special plate containing six symbolic foods used during the Passover Seder.
  3. Each copy of the Passover Haggadah is placed beside the plate on the Passover Seder table that is reserved for each person. (Web site)

Bottom

  1. Eave height is the distance from the bottom of the base plate to the top of the eave strut. (Web site)
  2. The African Plate is to the north (top), and the Antarctic Plate is to the south (bottom). (Web site)
  3. Hypertrophic Zone (top) and Calcification Zone (bottom) of Epiphyseal Plate as shown by phase-contrast light microscopy.

Sill Plate

  1. Plate. Sill plate: a horizontal member anchored to a masonry wall. (Web site)
  2. Mudsill - Bottom horizontal member of an exterior wall frame which rests on top a foundation, sometimes called sill plate.
  3. Sill: (seuil) a horizontal member at the bottom of a window, or of a wall (sometimes called a sill plate).

San Andreas Fault

  1. In California, the plate is sliding northwestward along a transform boundary, the San Andreas Fault, toward the subduction zone. (Web site)
  2. The San Andreas fault in California is an example of a transform plate boundary, where the Pacific Plate slides past the North American Plate.
  3. A right-lateral strike-slip fault, the San Andreas Fault represents the boundary where the North American Plate and the Pacific Plate meet.

Plates Slide Past

  1. As two plates slide past one another, in a transform boundary, neither plate is added to at the boundary, nor destroyed.
  2. Plates slide past one another along a transform fault without the formation of new plate or the consumption of old plate.
  3. At a transform plate boundary, plates slide past each other.

Surface

  1. On a plate: A map of the world showing the boundaries of the 15 largest tectonic plates on the surface of the planet as delineated by Plate Tectonics Theory.
  2. Intaglio: Italian for "in recess.'' A form of printing in which the inked image is produced by that portion of the plate sunk below the surface.
  3. This pulls apart the crust at the other side of the plate, allowing new molten rock to well up to the surface to fill the gap.

Printing Plate

  1. Letterpress: Printing done directly from the inked, raised surface of the printing plate.
  2. A form of plate variety that occurs along the top or bottom row of stamp subjects on a printing plate. (Web site)
  3. A plate number coil (PNC) is a United States postage stamp with the number of the printing plate or plates printed on it. (Web site)

Throttle Plate

  1. Also large liquid particles tend to strike and collect on the throttle plate with the result offlowing off the plate in a stream and onto the manifold walls. (Web site)
  2. At the bottom of the tube is a throttle plate or throttle butterfly which is basically a flat circular plate that pivots along its centreline. (Web site)
  3. The rule: Manifold pressure depends on ambient pressure, the position of the throttle plate, and the speed at which the pistons are moving up and down. (Web site)

Pacific Plates

  1. The soil types and landforms of California vary greatly, having been influenced by the plate tectonics of the North American and Pacific Plates. (Web site)
  2. The stress on the Gorda plate (from interactions with both the North American and Pacific Plates) causes the Gorda plate to deform and essentially break up.
  3. Alpine Fault, Westland, New Zealand: a major plate boundary between the Australian and Pacific plates.

Triple Junction

  1. The Mendocino Fracture Zone and the CSZ join the San Andreas fault in a triple junction at the southeasternmost corner of the plate. (Web site)
  2. Running west from the triple junction is the Mendocino Fracture Zone, the transform boundary between the Gorda Plate and the Pacific Plate. (Web site)
  3. It is at the triple junction of the North American Plate, the Explorer Plate, and the Juan de Fuca. (Web site)

Stamps

  1. Proofs. Trial impressions from a die or printing plate that are made before the formal production of stamps.
  2. Modern printing process where stamps are printed through the photographic plate making process and through the use of chemicals.

Plate Number

  1. Plate Number: A file or index number engraved in a plate from which stamps are printed used to keep track of the plates. (Web site)
  2. A Plate Block is a block of stamps (usually 4 or 6) with the attached portion of the sheet margin bearing the plate number as illustrated on the left.
  3. A Plate Number Coil (abbreviated PNC) is a coil stamp with a plate number on it, usually at the bottom of the stamp, below the design.

Fig

  1. The subducting slab is attached to one plate and descends below the other, giving an inherent asymmetry to collisional orogens (Fig.
  2. Cribiform Plate The cribriform plate (lamina cribrosa; horizontal lamina) [Fig. (Web site)
  3. The perpendicular plate (lamina perpendicularis; vertical plate) [Fig. (Web site)

Flat Plate

  1. The top figure shows a flat plate with the fluid coming from the right and stopping at the plate. (Web site)
  2. FIG. 2 plots the velocity in a fluid at a wall (y=0) of a flat plate and in the region of the boundary layer. (Web site)
  3. As noted earlier in the example of the flat plate, a boundary layer begins to form because of viscosity.

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