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TECTONIC
PLATE TECTONICS
BELT
MANTLE
ATLANTIC
EARTHQUAKES
CONTINENTAL
CONVECTION
MARGIN
SUBDUCTION
CONTINENTAL DRIFT
LITHOSPHERE
MOVE
OROGEN
DEFORMATION
CENOZOIC
OCEAN FLOOR
BASINS
VENUS
STRUCTURAL
REVOLUTION
ROCK CYCLE
TECTONICS
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Definitions

  1. Tectonics: The study of processes that move and deform Earth's crust.
  2. Tectonics is a branch of geology as well as petrology or sedimentology, but plate tectonics is a scientific theory.
  3. Tectonics is similar to structural geology, but deals with larger scale features.
  4. Tectonics is a noun meaning "the study of tectonic activity".
  5. TECTONICS is a study of the broader features of the earth's crust and the causes of its deformation.

Tectonic

  1. The planetary surface undergoes reshaping over geological time periods due to the effects of tectonics and erosion.
  2. Relations with the tectonics of the region: Tectonophysics, v.
  3. Such studies integrate hydrogeology, tectonics, and petroleum geology.
  4. Basin tectonics in southwestern Gondwana during the Carboniferous and Permian.
  5. Geological setting and intrusion tectonics of the Kotalahti nickel-copper deposit, Finland.

Plate Tectonics

  1. Plate tectonics is the geological process and study of the movement, collision and division of continents, earlier known as continental drift.
  2. Plate tectonics is a combination of two earlier ideas, continental drift and sea-floor spreading.
  3. The earliest evidence used to support continental drift, and hence plate tectonics, was the fit of the continents across the Atlantic Ocean.

Belt

  1. Dan completed a PhD at La Trobe University, Melbourne examining the structure, tectonics and thermochronology of the Irian Jaya Fold Belt.
  2. The last portion of the course will present an analysis of large-scale tectonics with emphasis on isostasy and a discussion of selected orogenic belts.

Mantle

  1. The magmatic aspects of plate tectonics tends to gradual segregation within or between the mantle and crust.
  2. PAVLENKOVA, N.I., 1990. Crustal and upper mantle structure and plate tectonics.

Atlantic

  1. In variscan tectonics of the north atlantic region.
  2. Medina, F., 1991, Superimposed extensional tectonics in the Argana Triassic formations (Morocco), related to the early rifting of the Central Atlantic: Geol.

Earthquakes

  1. Plate Tectonics, the Cause of Earthquakes, explains the connection between plate tectonics and earthquakes.
  2. This includes; plate tectonics,volcanic activity, glaciation, earthquakes, mineral and fossil formation through time.

Continental

  1. Ellis, D. J. 1992. Precambrian tectonics and the physicochemical evolution of continental crust.
  2. Dickinson, W. R., l977, Paleozoic plate tectonics and the evolution of the Cordilleran continental margin, p.
  3. Ginzburg, A., and Ben-Avraham, Z., 1987, The deep structure of the central and southern Levant continental margin: Annales Tectonics, v.

Convection

  1. Some early models of plate tectonics envisioned the plates riding on top of convection cells like conveyor belts.
  2. Explain how convection currents are related to plate tectonics.
  3. I'm fairly sure the accepted theory is that mantle convection drives plate tectonics.

Margin

  1. Leading edge (plate tectonics) A convergent or active plate margin.
  2. This startling data is explained by the spreading sea floor and plate tectonics concepts.
  3. The boundaries at which plate tectonics occur are: convergent boundaries, divergent boundaries, collisional boundaries, and transform boundaries.
  4. Active plate margin (plate tectonics) The leading edge of a lithospheric plate bordered by a trench.
  5. Passive plate margin (plate tectonics) A lithospheric plate margin at which crust is neither created nor destroyed.

Subduction

  1. This website delves into plate tectonics, sea-floor spreading, subduction zones, as well as hot spots.
  2. The occurrence of shallow and deep earthquakes in the Benioff zones was explained by subduction in plate tectonics.

Continental Drift

  1. The theory of plate tectonics came about in the 1960s to explain seafloor spreading and continental drift.
  2. Elementary ideas about isostasy, geosynclines, mountain building, continental drift, sea floor spreading and plate tectonics.
  3. Plate tectonics combines Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift and Harry Hess' theory of sea floor spreading.

Lithosphere

  1. The plates of plate tectonics are segments of the lithosphere.
  2. The key principle of plate tectonics is that the lithosphere exists as separate and distinct tectonic plates, which "float" on the fluid-like asthenosphere.
  3. The Earth's lithosphere is a patch work of plates in slow but constant motion (see plate tectonics).
  4. A special class of strike-slip faults is the transform faults which are a plate tectonics feature related to spreading centers such as mid-ocean ridges.
  5. Transform faults comprise one of the three types of plate boundaries in plate tectonics.

Move

  1. Plate Tectonics is a theory developed in the late 1960s, to explain how the outer layers of the Earth move and deform.
  2. The uplift, thinning, and dragging apart of the lithosphere as the plume head strikes will be hard for plate tectonics to replace.
  3. Basics of plate tectonics: divergent zones are where plates move apart.

Orogen

  1. The assumptions of plate tectonics are often applied to Archean or Paleoproterozoic orogens.
  2. WERNICKE, B. 1981. Low-angle normal faults in the Basin and Range province: nappe tectonics in an extending orogen.

Deformation

  1. Townsend, C. 1992: Tertiary tectonics, deformation and basin development on Svalbard.
  2. Tectonism is the deformation of the lithosphere, and the term tectonics refers to the study of this deformation.

Cenozoic

  1. Atwater, T., 1970, Implications of plate tectonics for the Cenozoic tectonic evolution of western North America: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v.
  2. Molnar, P. & Tapponnier, P. 1975. Cenozoic tectonics of Asia: effects of a continental collision.

Ocean Floor

  1. The crust is constantly recycled by plate tectonics, wherein new ocean floor is created at mid-ocean ridges and consumed at subduction zones.
  2. KEITH, M.L., 1972. Ocean floor convergence: a contrary view of global tectonics.

Basins

  1. Study of plate tectonics and sea-floor spreading as related to the development of continents, ocean basins, and mountain belts.
  2. First, it is difficult to relate all mountains, volcanoes and deep basins in intracontinental areas to ancient plate tectonics.
  3. Aydin, A.; and Nur, A., 1982, Evolution of pull-apart basins and their scale independence: Tectonics, v.
  4. MEYERHOFF, A.A. and MEYERHOFF, H.A., 1972. "The new global tectonics": age of linear magnetic anomalies of ocean basins.

Venus

  1. Res., 97, E8, 13379-13394, 1992. Turcotte, D.L., A heat pipe mechanism for volcanism and tectonics on Venus.
  2. Head, J.W., and L.S. Crumpler, Venus geology and tectonics: Hotspot and crustal spreading models and questions for the Magellan mission.

Structural

  1. Plate tectonics is structural geology on a large scale, usually referring to the structural effects of plate collisions and other plate tectonic features.
  2. Interests: Structural geology, paleoseismology, Quaternary tectonics, intracratonic strain, geomorphology, seismogenic stress field.
  3. Global tectonics The study of the characteristics and origin of structural features of the earth that have regional or global significance.
  4. An extensive collection of links to structural geology and tectonics resources, including data sets, software, journals and academic groups.

Revolution

  1. This concept of a repetitive non-evolutionary rock cycle remained dominant until the plate tectonics revolution of the 1960s.
  2. The earth's crust is deformed by a mechanism called plate tectonics.
  3. Once the theory of plate tectonics was accepted, a multitude of questions were explained and a scientific revolution occurred in geophysics and geology.

Rock Cycle

  1. The Wilson cycle (a plate tectonics based rock cycle) was developed by J. Tuzo Wilson during the 1960s and 70s.
  2. With the developing understanding of the driving engine of plate tectonics, the rock cycle changed from endlessly repetitive to a gradually evolving process.

Tectonics

  1. Gwinn, V.E., 1964. Thin-skinned tectonics in the plateau and northwestern Valley and Ridge Provinces of the Central Appalachians.
  2. Late Alpine collision tectonics turned the Malm-Eocene back-arc basin into residual depression within a spacious shallow-water Oligocene-Miocene sea.

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