Tagged: Plate tectonics

Scientists helping to improve understanding of plate tectonics 0

Scientists helping to improve understanding of plate tectonics

Research team leader Professor Ian Jackson said tectonic plates were continuously created at mid-ocean ridges and destroyed when they sink back into the Earth’s mantle. “Plate tectonics is responsible for diverse geological phenomena including...

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Earth’s tectonic plates are weaker than once thought

“We are interested in large-scale geophysical processes, like how plate tectonics initiates and how plates move underneath one another in subduction zones,” said David Goldsby, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. “To...

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Geological Facts about the Mighty Himalayas

The mighty Himalayas are the astonishing mountain ranges in Asia. The points below are the facts provide some out of the ordinary facts related to geology about Himalayas. The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region extends...

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Theory of Continental Drift

In geologic terms, a plate is a large, rigid slab of solid rock. The word tectonics comes from the Greek root “to build.” Putting these two words together, we get the term plate tectonics, which refers to how the Earth’s...