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Plate Tectonics

Ththis particular study stack is about plate tectonics and earth's interior

TermDefinition
Converging Plates When Tectonic Plates Collide With Each Other
Alfred Wegener A German Scientist That Came Up With The Theory Of Continental Drift
Diverging Plates When Tectonic Plates Drift Apart From Each Other
Crust Thin Layer That Covers Earth, There Are 2 Types, Oceanic and Continental. Oceanic Crust Is More Dense And Thinner (5-70 km)
Mantle Hot Rock Beneath The Crust (2867 km)
Lithosphere In Greek, Lithos Means "Stone" And It Is Te Most Upper Part Of The Mante
Athenosphere Below The Lithosphere, In Greek, Athenos Means "Weak". This Layer Is Like Soft Tar, But still Hard As Rock.
Outer Core This Liquid Forms The Outer Part Of The Core Despite All The Pressure (2266 km)
Inner Core Dense Ball Of Iron And Nickel, The Pressure Is What Makes It So Solid And So Dense (1216 km)
Continental Drift The Theory That The Plates Were Once One SuperContinent Pangaea, And Have Since Drifted Apart.
Tectonic Plates Earth Is Divided Up Into Tectonic Plates That Move Because Of Heat Conduction In The Mantle
Conduction Heat Transfer Within A Solid Or Solids That Are Touching
Convection Heat Transfer Within A Fluid. During Convection, Heat Particles Flow
Radiation The Transfer Of Heat Energy Through Space
Subduction Zone When a Converging Plate Occurs, But One Plate Is More Dense Than The Other And Moves Under The Other Plate, Back Into The Mantle, Ready To Be Recycled As Hot Rock.
Seismic Waves The Waves Of Energy Created By An Earthquake
Mid-Ocean Ridge A Fault Line In The Middle Of The Ocean And Is Pulled Apart By Divergent Plates So Sea-Floor Spreading Occurs
Sea-Floor Spreading When There Are 2 Divergent Plates Which Pull Each other Away, There Would Be Abyss All The Way Until The Mantle, But Sea-Floor Spreading Causes That The Magma In The Mantle Flows Up And Conceals The Hole
Transform Boundary When 2 Plates Slip Past Each Other
Created by: Omsoc02