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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plate_tectonics

Plate tectonics is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of 7 large plates and the ... Tectonic plates are composed of oceanic lithosphere and thicker continental lithosphere, each topped by its own kind of crust. Along convergent ...

pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/tectonic.html

May 5, 1999 ... A tectonic plate (also called lithospheric plate) is a massive, irregularly shaped slab of solid rock, generally composed of both continental and ...

www.csun.edu/~dsw/lect4_geodyn_asthen.pdf

The lithosphere can be defined thermally by an isotherm at the base of the lithosphere which should be around 1350 o. C. How are plates created ? How and ...

www.quora.com/What-are-the-tectonic-plates-made-of

A tectonic plate (also called lithospheric plate) is a massive, irregularly shaped slab of solid rock, generally composed of both continental and oceanic lithosphere.

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/07/earth-tectonic-plates-new-model_n_5104087.html

Apr 7, 2014 ... As the process repeated over time, it created a large tectonic plate with an active subduction zone. Over a much longer period, the same ...

www.livescience.com/37706-what-is-plate-tectonics.html

Mar 21, 2016 ... In the 20th century, researchers realized that the Earth's crust is not one piece, but is made up of many huge tectonic plates upon which the ...

www.geography4kids.com/files/earth_tectonics.html

there are several major plates floating across the surface of the earth The basic idea behind plate tectonics is that there are eight major plates on the surface of ...

earth.rice.edu/mtpe/geo/geosphere/topics/2plate_tectonics.html

According to this theory, Earth's outer layer, or crust, consists of a series of plates made up of lithospheric material which floats on the denser asthenosphere of ...

oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/plate-boundaries.html

There are three kinds of plate tectonic boundaries: divergent, convergent, and ... Thus at divergent boundaries, oceanic crust, made of basalt, is created.

www.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/the-dynamic-earth/plate-tectonics

Learn about how plates move and their impact on the Earth's surface. ... such as those that formed some of the mountains in the Andes of South America.