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PLATE TECTONICS: A UNIFYING THEORY
Why should you know about tectonics?
What is the CD hypothesis and who proposed it?
What were some early ideas about Earth's past geography?
Evidence for CD
What is the evidence for CD?
Magnetic REversals and Seafloor Spreading
What is the theory of seafloor spreading, and how does it validate CD?
How was the theory of seafloor spreading confirmed?
What evidence is there about the Earth's magnetic field has reversed in the past?
Paleomagnetism and Polar Wandering
What is the Curie point and why is it important?
How can the apparent wandering of the magnetic poles be best explained?
What is Paleomagnetism?
What is PT a UT of geology?
What is the supercontinent cycle?
What are the main tenets of PT theory?
The 3 types of PB
What features in the geologic record indicate ancient rifting?
What are Convergent B?
What are Divergent B?
How can ancient subduction zones be recognised in the geologic record?
What are the 3 types of PB?
What are Transform B?
Hot spots: An Intraplate Feature
What are hot spots and what do they tell us about PM?
PM and Motion
How can the rate and direction of PM be determined?
The Driving Mechanism of PT
How do thermal convection cells move plates?
Can PM be gravity driven?
What drives plates?
PT and the Distribution of Natural Resources
What is the relationship between PB and various metallic mineral deposits?
How does PTT relate of the prigin and distribution of natural resources?