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Plate Tectonics - 5 Elements, 3 Process and 3 Boundaries with Illustrations

Plate tectonics

  • Plate tectonics explains the features and movement of Earth՚s surface in the present and the past.
  • It is a scientific theory.
  • Describing the large-scale motion of 7 large plates.
  • Movements of a larger number of smaller plates of the Earth՚s lithosphere over the last hundreds of millions of years.

Tuzo Wilson

  • In 1965, Tuzo Wilson who had been a promoter of the sea floor spreading hypothesis and continental drift from the very beginning.
  • Added the concept of transform faults to the model.
  • Completing the classes of fault types
  • To make the mobility of the plates on the globe work out.

History of Plate Tectonics

  • The theory of plate tectonics largely developed since 1967.
  • But, the history of ideas extend back considerably longer.
History of Plate Tectonics

Elements of Plate Tectonics

  • Uranium
  • Thorium
  • Potassium

Process of Plate Tectonics

  • Evidence for plate tectonics
    • Lithosphere
    • Asthenosphere
    • Mesosphere
Normal-Angel Subduction and Low-Angle Subduction
Plate Tectonics

Plate Boundaries

  • There are three kinds of plate tectonic boundaries:
Plate Boundaries
4 Types of Plate Boundries

Pacific Ring of Fire

Pacific Ring of Fire
Map of Different Plate

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