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Plate Tectonics

Basic knowledge of plate interactions and resulting land features.

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What features occur at an ocean to ocean plate convergence? Subduction Zone, Ocean Trench, Volcanic Island Arc
What features occur at an ocean to continent convergence? Subduction Zone, Ocean Trench, Continental Volcanic Mountain Range
What features occur at a continent to continent convergence? Uplifted,Folded Mountain Range
What features occur at an ocean to ocean divergence? Seafloor Spreading, Mid-ocean Ridge
What feature occurs at a continent to continent divergence? Rift Valley
What feature occurs at a transform fault boundary? fault scarp
What natural phenomena is caused by a transform boundary? earthquake and/or tsunami
Who gathered evidence for continental drift? Alfred Wegener
What is the driving mechanism of plate motion? Convection Currents
Where do convection currents occur to drive plate motion? Asthenosphere
Created by: mshshannahsage