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Plate tectonics is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of seven large plates and ..... One of the most significant correlations discovered to date is that lithospheric plates attached to downgoing (subducting) plates move much ...

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Aug 13, 1998 ... Plate tectonic theory had its beginnings in 1915 when Alfred ... When geologists and geophysicists discovered that the crust in the ocean ...

www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/techist.html

Plate Tectonics: The Rocky History of an Idea. Close examination of a globe often results in the observation that most of the continents seem to fit together like a ...

www.earthobservatory.sg/faq-on-earth-sciences/brief-history-plate-tectonics-theory

The theory of plate tectonics was not created from scratch by a genius' mind. ... After the war, marine geology was developed, which led to the discovery of the ...

www.britannica.com/science/plate-tectonics/Timeline-of-the-development-of-the-theory-of-plate-tectonics

Time line of the development of the theory of plate tectonics Time line of the ... features of the ocean basin, leading to the discovery of mid-ocean ridges.

www.visionlearning.com/en/library/Earth-Science/6/Origins-of-Plate-Tectonic-Theory/65

Learn how Alfred Wegener developed the theory of continental drift. Includes a discussion Wegener's work and modern advancements that have led to our ...

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

Mar 21, 2016 ... From the deepest ocean trench to the tallest mountain, plate tectonics explains the features and movement of Earth's surface in the present and ...

www.reference.com/science/discovered-plate-tectonics-3233c9ad380d09ed

Researcher Alfred Wegener developed the continental drift theory that led to the modern theory of plate tectonics. Because plate tectonics is still a theory, it is ...

www.geolsoc.org.uk/Plate-Tectonics/Chap1-Pioneers-of-Plate-Tectonics/Harry-Hess

... of how tectonic plates can move which was later called 'sea floor spreading'. ... Hess discovered that the oceans were shallower in the middle and identified ...

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

Aug 7, 2012 ... The theory of plate tectonics states that the Earth's outermost layer is ... For example, the discovery of fossils of tropical plants (in the form of coal ...