Plate tectonics is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of 7 large
plates and the .... acknowledged to be the original source of the energy required
to drive plate tectonics through...
The plate tectonics theory suggests that the outer shell of the Earth's surface is
split into a few plates that move along the mantle, forming a hard shell, with ...
Very slow currents in the relatively plastic lower mantle, or aesthenosphere, are
thought to push the crustal plates along and drive the process of plate tectonics.
Exactly what drives plate tectonics is not known. One theory is that convection
within the Earth's mantle pushes the plates, in much the same way that air heated
Mar 21, 2016 ... The convection drive plates tectonics through a combination of pushing and
spreading apart at mid-ocean ridges and pulling and sinking ...
May 5, 1999 ... The tectonic plates do not randomly drift or wander about the Earth's ... the 1990s,
prevailing explanations about what drives plate tectonics ...
Plate Tectonics: The Mechanism. The main features of plate tectonics are: The
Earth's surface is covered by a series of crustal plates. ... the source of heat that
drives hot springs and geysers, and the source of raw material which pushes up
Feb 15, 2016 ... We've now discussed the many facets of plate tectonics theory but to complete
the story, we need to address a major question: “What drives ...
WHAT Drives Plate Tectonics ???? This question has been the subject of intense
debate ever since the plate tectonic theory was first eccepted by the geologic ...
Using a pupil model to demonstrate that slab pull is the main plate-driving force.
The Earth's tectonic plates move, but what processes cause this movement?