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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plate_tectonics

Plate tectonics is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of seven large plates and ... 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 ...

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.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 ...

oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/tectonics.html

Tectonic shift is the movement of the plates that make up Earth's crust. ... The Earth is made up of roughly a dozen major plates and several minor plates.

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 ...

www.britannica.com/science/plate-tectonics

In essence, plate-tectonic theory is elegantly simple. Earth's surface layer, from 50 to 100 km (30 to 60 miles) thick, is rigid and is composed of a set of large and  ...